Compulsory Acquisition

Our team of compulsory acquisition lawyers have significant experience advising clients on a range of compulsory acquisition matters.

Commonwealth, state and local governments as well as state-owned corporations can acquire land for variety of public purposes. This process is often referred to as Compulsory Acquisition. Those affected include land owners, tenants, businesses, licence holders and mortgagees.

We have experience providing comprehensive legal and strategic advice on property acquisition processes. Our expertise includes advising on matters relating to access, powers of entry, pre and post-acquisition occupation and heads of compensation available. Our team of experienced lawyers are adept at settling matters during the negotiation and mediation processes, but regularly appear at relevant tribunals and courts when required.

Most compulsory acquisition of land is governed by each state's specific statutes, that set out the process for the compulsory acquisition of land.

Learn more about our compulsory acquisition expertise in New South Wales and Victoria.