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Paul Baynes
Paul is a member of the Commercial Property practice of Nicholsons Solicitors which is now affiliated with the Hunt & Hunt Legal Group.  He has extensive experience in joint ventures, property syndicates and private company acquisitions and development of real property in Queensland.  These projects range from flat land subdivisions, multi residential developments, including resorts, commercial office buildings and shopping centres.  An important part of his practice includes Town Planning and providing front end advice to clients particularly those Greenfield projects. This area of practice also extends to appeals in the Planning and Environment Court and resumptions in the Land Court. 
  • Involvement on behalf of major developers on a range of applicant appeals and submitter appeals to the Planning and Environment Court and the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
  • The preparation of specialised leases and including ones for Marina, Airspace and National Retail Tenants in plain english.
  • Judicial review applications in relation to local government decisions pursuant to the Sustainable Planning Act, Acquisition of Land Act and Land Sales Act.


  • Preparation of various property development agreements including joint venture agreements, master sales agreements, development/ project management agreements, agency agreements, sale and purchase Contracts.
  • Recent projects include acquisitions of CBD buildings in Brisbane, Greenfield sites and mixed use residential, commercial and industrial development, resort projects and sub-regional shopping centres and supa centres (bulky goods).


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Areas of practice
  • Local Government
  • Commercial Property
  • Specialised Land Title Matters
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • The Queensland Environmental Law Association
  • Queensland Law Society
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