Joseph Bannerman

Joseph Bannerman
Special Counsel

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Joseph has worked in the legal industry for over 20 years and has been admitted as a lawyer since August 2008. Joseph has been working almost exclusively in the area of NSW Strata Law at Bannermans Lawyers since January 2015. Joseph’s particular area of expertise is in strata disputes. Joseph has acted in all manner of strata disputes and has represented clients (both owners corporations and lot owners) in the following strata dispute forums:


  • Informal mediation between parties
  • Formal mediation in NSW Fair Trading
  • Formal mediation in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) before a Member
  • Adjudication of strata disputes in the NCAT (prior to 30 November 2016)
  • Adjudication of community title disputes in the NCAT
  • Hearing based substantive applications in the NCAT
  • Hearing based urgent interim applications in the NCAT
  • Hearing based appeals in the Appeal Panel division of the NCAT
  • NSW Supreme Court appeals of strata disputes

Joseph’s very narrow area of expertise has enabled him to become and effective and efficient specialist in strata disputes.  Joseph has an extensive experience in strata disputes involving the following:


  • Installation of hard floors and noise complaints
  • Unauthorised works to common property
  • Enforcement of by-laws
  • Appointment of compulsory strata managers
  • Refusal to make by-laws and grant licences
  • Claiming damages for breach of duty to repair and maintain common property
  • Failure to repair and maintain common property


  • Appointed as a Public Notary of New South Wales (2014)
  • Master of Laws, Australian National University (2009)
  • Admitted as a lawyer of the New South Wales Supreme Court (2008)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Western Sydney (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Macquarie University (2005)


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