LSV Borrello Lawyers’ Property, Development & Construction team is the cornerstone of the Firm, led by 4 Principals, each individually recognised by both the industry and their peers.

Our Property, Development & Construction team have had integral involvement in some of Western Australia’s most significant property transactions and developments, act for listed and non-listed property owners and developers and major landlords and tenants across all facets.

The experience of the senior lawyers in the Property, Development & Construction team is significant and the work undertaken on behalf of clients is wide-reaching and diverse and includes work on major projects and diverse matters in the areas of:

Property & Projects

  • due diligence enquiries and reports
  • review, preparation and negotiation of sale and purchase contracts
  • review, preparation and negotiation of development management agreements, funding agreements, joint venture agreements and co-ownership agreements for all different types of properties

Construction & Infrastructure

  • preparing and reviewing tenders
  • reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts for consulting, construction, supply and design
  • advising on claims avoidance, risk allocation and management
  • assisting with claims preparation and analysis
  • negotiating progress and final claims, variations, extensions of time and other forms of contract adjustments
  • providing in-house and on-site training for personnel on the administration and management of contracts, the adjudication process and dispute resolution


  • reviewing, advising with respect to, drafting and negotiating leases and offers to lease, including for commercial, industrial, retail, suburban, pre-construction development, office buildings and agricultural
  • advising on potential defaults and preparing notices of default and termination
  • reviewing, preparing and negotiating extensions, assignments, variations and surrenders
  • assisting with registration and protection of leasehold interests and mortgagee consent issues

Planning & Environment

  • advice and representation in obtaining Local Government, Development Assessment Panel and WAPC planning and subdivision approvals
  • interpretation of planning schemes and applicable legislation
  • advice and representation in obtaining Works Approvals and Licences under the Environmental Protection Act
  • advocacy and litigation in the State Administrative Tribunal, Supreme Court and before the environmental appeals convenor
  • advice regarding the notification and remediation of contaminated sites
  • advice regarding land acquisition and injurious affection compensation claims

Rural & Agricultural / Agribusiness

  • reviewing, preparing and negotiating farm leases, share-farming arrangements, supply contracts and contractor agreements
  • assisting with selling and buying farm properties and farming related businesses
  • reviewing and assisting with mortgages, securities and financing
  • our other core service areas, including general commercial & corporate, litigation & dispute resolution, planning & environment, employment & insurance