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Austin Wakeham

Austin Wakeham

Senior Associate

Austin is a driven and commercially-focused legal professional, who has been building strong working relationships with Finlaysons’ clients for over 6 years.

In 2015, he was formally recognised for his expertise and ability, being named Property and Real Estate “Rising Star” in the respected Doyles Guide.  Since then, he has become a leader and Senior Associate in Finlaysons’ Property and Development team, providing astute advice on construction, development, general property and commercial matters.

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Austin’s pragmatic approach makes him a valued legal advisor to clients, who know that they can rely on him to deliver timely advice on complex issues.

Austin’s significant experience includes:

·        preparing and negotiating leasing documentation for retail, office and industrial sites;

·        advising a listed winemaker on the sale and acquisition of businesses and real estate across Australia;

·        developing a suite of contracts, policies and procedures for a retirement village, in anticipation of changes to retirement village laws in South Australia;

·        assisting financiers and insolvency practitioners in the sale of distressed assets;

·        advising on the purchase, division and development of large-scale residential and commercial sites;

·        preparing and negotiating construction contracts for principals, head-contractors and sub-contractors;

·        advising a significant international corporation in negotiations for the purchase of a high-profile government office; and

·        providing legal advice and assistance to financiers of major projects such as property developments, windfarms and commercial office buildings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Expertise

More from Austin Wakeham

Liability of Accountants for being “Wilfully Blind” to Underpayment of Wages by their Client.

22/05/2017

The Federal Circuit Court has held an accountancy firm that processed payroll information for a restaurant…

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The Expanded Jurisdiction of the SAET

08/12/2016

The SA Employment Tribunal and Court will assume a much greater jurisdiction, abolishing the previous Industrial…

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Dangerous Goods – Risky Business

08/11/2016

The Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Variation Regulations 2016, due to commence on 11 November 2016:…

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