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Our collaborative presentation with Moore Australia on GST and commercial real estate

Dozens of professionals from all walks of the commercial real estate sector recently joined us for a presentation on 𝘎𝘚𝘛 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘴.


Commercial leases and the false economy of doing it yourself

A recent decision of the State Administrative Tribunal has highlighted the dual risks of using off-the-shelf downloadable templates for commercial leases and failing to obtain proper legal advice. The case also demonstrates the pitfalls of self-managing commercial property, particularly in the context of highly regulated retail assets.


Stork Davies acts on $10M sale of Collie Central Shopping Centre

Stork Davies Legal Advisors is pleased to have acted for a private seller on the $10M divestment of Collie Central, a neighbourhood retail shopping centre occupying a substantial landholding and positioned in the centre of Collie.


Awards season continues with Best Lawyers recognition

Stork Davies Legal Advisors is pleased to announce that principal Shannon Davies has been recognised in the 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia™ in both Leasing Law and Real Property Law. Just over 4,500 lawyers across the whole of Australia were recognised in the latest rankings, across 95 practice areas.


Fifth consecutive Doyle’s Guide ranking

Stork Davies Legal Advisors has again been ranked in this year’s Doyle’s Guide listing of 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘺 & 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘓𝘢𝘸 𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘮s in Western Australia. In doing so, the firm has now achieved a ranking in property and real estate law for five consecutive years.


Caution required in interpreting strata lot boundaries

In written reasons published over two and a half years after the original oral reasons were delivered, the State Administrative Tribunal has held that the use of the term “𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘣” to describe lower horizontal part-lot boundaries on a strata plan is otiose.


Privacy law changes are coming – is your business ready?

This post looks at the Australian Government’s legislative agenda in the area of privacy law, based on proposed key reforms that have either been “agreed” or “agreed-in-principle” by the Government in response to the Privacy Act Review Report published in early 2023.


Rent reviews under retail shop leases

This post explores the requirement under the retail tenancies legislation relating to single basis reviews, and the prohibition against the use of ratchet clauses in retail shop leases.


Best Lawyers recognition

Stork Davies Legal Advisors is pleased to share that our firm principal Shannon Davies has achieved recognition in the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia™ in both Leasing Law and Real Property Law, having previously been recognised by Best Lawyers in Leasing Law.


Doyle’s Guide recognition

Stork Davies Legal Advisors is delighted to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, we have been ranked by Doyle’s Guide in its 2023 listing of 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘺 & 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘓𝘢𝘸 𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘮s in Western Australia.


5 year celebration

Earlier this year, Stork Davies Legal Advisors marked its first five years in the Western Australian legal services industry.


Caught Davies Bowled Stork!

For the past three years, Stork Davies Legal Advisors has been supporting grass-roots community cricket as sponsors of the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club.


WA Property Awards 2022

Stork Davies Legal Advisors has been an associate member of the Property Council WA since the firm’s inception.


Buying or selling a business

On the back of our recent work on share and asset sales, we thought it worthwhile to note some of the key factors to consider in a business sale transaction.


Retail shop leases and lettable area

This post explores the importance of the definition of “lettable area” under the retail tenancies legislation, and the dangers of relying on surveys.


Congratulations Travis Colli

Stork Davies Legal Advisors is pleased to announce the promotion of Travis Colli to Associate, effective today.


Fins up!

Aussie rules returned to the WACA on the weekend for the first time since 1994, with the ground being used as the temporary home of the East Fremantle Football Club this season while “Shark Park” undergoes redevelopment.


Recognition in leasing law

We’re pleased to announce that firm principal Shannon Davies was recently recognised in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia™ for Leasing Law.

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Doyles Guide hat-trick

We’re proud to announce that, for the third consecutive year, Stork Davies Legal Advisors has ranked in the Doyle’s Guide listing of leading WA Property & Real Estate Law Firms.


Welcome Ben McPherson

Stork Davies Legal Advisors welcomes senior lawyer Ben McPherson to the team!