[VIDEO] Critical Conveyancing Case Update: Improper Termination of Contract

Gary Newton, Partner at HWL Ebsworth, shares a quick update of the recent Sandpiper Kooragang Pty Ltd v Fortis Products Pty Ltd (2020) NSWSC 126, after his presentation with Legalwise Seminars. You can view a full update via a recording of the A Practical Guide to Critical Conveyancing, which took place just last week.



Gary Newton is an accredited specialist in property law since 1994 and has a built broad property practice since 1983. Gary advises on a variety of real estate transactions including retail leasing and commercial leasing, both for landlords and tenants, property acquisitions, property developments and sales including residential, commercial, retail and industrial, buying property in Australia, strata, community and neighborhood title law, property joint ventures, due diligence, finance and structuring, partitions, environment and planning; and general property advice.

Gary’s personal clients comprise a mixture of property developers, high net worth individuals, insurance companies, major NFP organisations and government authorities such as Roads and Maritime Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Transport for NSW.  Gary’s clients have also include Chinese investors conducting property transactions in Australia.

Gary has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Leasing Law and Real Property Law. Gary has also been recognised in the Recommended Tier of the ‘Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers’ for the 2018 edition of Doyle’s Guide. In 2016, Gary was listed as a recommended lawyer in Real Estate by the Asia Pacific Legal 500.

He has been recognised in the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Guide (2017) as Leading Lawyer in Construction & Real Estate and has been selected for inclusion in the Asialaw Profiles Legal Directory (2017 & 2018) for Real Estate.

He was also awarded in 2016 a Lexology Client Choice Award for his excellence in client service in the area of Real Estate.

Gary is a member of the Law Society Property Law Committee and is the current Chairman of the Australia Property Law Group of the Law Council of Australia, General Practice Section. Gary is a Freeman of Rostrum, an award for long service to Rostrum and he is the current Honorary Secretary of NSW Rostrum and a member of the organising committee for the “Voice of Youth” NSW High School public speaking competition. He is also the Vice President of the Darling Point Society.

Gary has published 8 books on property law including 2 books in 2017.  Gary is one of the authors of the LexisNexis Butterworths NSW Conveyancing Service (loose leaf).  Gary is a regular speaker at Property Law Conferences. For the Real Estate Institute of NSW Gary presents a regular webinar programme for commercial real estate agents. You may connect with Gary via email gnewton@hwle.com.au