Lachlan Paterson

Partner, Mills Oakley Lawyers

Area of expertise

Commercial property development, Leasing, Joint ventures, Strata and stratum subdivision, Structuring of property developments


Bachelor of Arts (UNSW), Bachelor and Master of Laws (Syd), Admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and also as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of the ACT

About Lachlan


  • Acting for the lessee on a long term lease of 99 Harrington Street, The Rocks from the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority which involved a commercial, retail and residential development and accompanying title issue, as well as heritage aspects to the building and the development
  • Acting for the developer of "The Cooperage" at Pyrmont which also involved lengthy negotiations with the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
  • Acting for the purchaser of a one-half interest in the "Metcentre" at 60 Margaret Street for the Motor Trades Association of Australia involving reviewing and advising on co-ownership agreements and conducting a lengthy due diligence of the complex, retail and commercial leasing aspects of the building
  • Acting for an industrial organisation (The Teachers Federation) and its associated health fund on a significant property development involving the consolidation of multiple lots followed by a stratum/strata subdivision of residential and commercial whilst simultaneously maintaining the continuing operations of the existing retail and commercial activities in the building
  • Acting for a joint venture of private investors and the Sullivans Cove re development authority (in Tasmania) for the re-development of Sullivans Cove and the Elizabeth Street piers and silos
  • Drafting and negotiating development/project management agreements associated with mixed residential retail and commercial development at Townsville, Wollongong and Kingscliff on behalf of Quantum Development
  • Acting for the National Information and Communications Technology Australia Limited (an organisation that plays a major role in promoting science and innovation in the ICT industry) in relation to their development of land at the University of New South Wales
  • Acting on the acquisition and subsequent redevelopment of 350 George St, Sydney. This project involved complex strata staging over different development levels, uses and time frames
  • Acting for a retirement village developer and manager in Sydney metro and regional areas.
  • Acting for Royal Agricultural Society of NSW in re-development and management of the Showground site at Homebush
  • Recovery and mortgagee in possession sales, especially for commercial and retail sites