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Meet Gary Newton, one of our Property Partners

Gary Newton

Contact & Expertise

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P.   +61 2 9228 9211
O.   Sydney

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About Gary

Gary Newton is an accredited specialist in property law and has a broad property practice built from over 30 years of experience. 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 neighbourhood title law
  • property joint ventures
  • due diligence, finance and structuring
  • 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 included Chinese investors conducting property transactions in Australia.

Gary's Achievements & Credentials

In 2014/15, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Gary was listed in Best Lawyers® Australia for Real Property Law, in 2016/17 and 2018 listed in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and in the Recommended Tier of the 'Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers - Sydney' on the Doyles Legal Guide website.

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 Deputy President of the Darling Point Society.

ary is a Law Society of New South Wales Accredited Specialist in property law.

The Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist



Gary has published six textbooks and is currently writing two more on property law.  Gary is one of the authors of the LexisNexis Butterworth NSW Conveyancing Service (loose leaf).  Gary is a regular speaker at Property Law Conferences such as the Real Estate Institute of NSW where he presents a regular programme for commercial real estate agents.

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