Development Services

Bannermans has a team of experienced development lawyers with a wide range of industry expertise. Their specialist knowledge across residential, commercial and industrial sectors provide owners, developers, principals, contractors, subcontractors and consultants with first class end to end legal services.

Project Legal Structuring

Bannermans can provide advice on the most suitable business structure for your project for an appropriate balance of control, tax efficiency and asset protection.

We provide our clients with services associated with drafting, negotiating and providing legal advice on all manner of legal structures including:

  • Joint ventures
  • Partnerships
  • Consortiums

Title Structuring

We have the expertise to provide advice on the most appropriate shared title scheme to maximise the potential for the site.

Acquisition and Approvals

Bannermans has the expert legal knowledge to guide its clients through the process of acquiring property for development to obtaining formal development approval for the project. These services include:

  • Due diligence and acquisition of property
  • Dealing with financers
  • Advising on environmental and planning laws
  • Obtaining development approval from Council and regulatory authorities
  • Negotiating with Council and regulatory authorities and carrying out appeals


As part of our end to end service, we prepare and advise on appropriate contracts and terms to facilitate conveyancing transactions through to completion. Please see conveyancing services for more details.

Construction Documents

We have wide ranging expertise when it comes to construction documents and are able to provide quality legal services with respect to:

  • Tender preparation and advice
  • Front end contract advice
  • Adapting all manner of pro-forma construction documents as well as drafting customised construction documents to suit any project
  • Drafting supply agreements, sub-contractor agreements and consultancy agreements for construction projects

Construction Agreement Management

We are able to provide our clients advice on contract administration and management through to completion.  We understand the importance of risk management and have specialist expertise in claim prevention, detection, assessment and strategy.

Construction Disputes

Dealing with the inevitable disputes that arise during the construction phase. Please see Construction Services for more details.

Management of the Group Title Scheme

We have a great deal of experience in providing guidance through the complex maze of restrictions and limitations of initial periods, handover of property and breach of statutory warranty claims.

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