Meet The Team


Troy Hawthorn

Troy heads our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division and is responsible for the litigation and resolution of disputes in all Courts. Having more than twenty years experience, he has had exposure to the full spectrum of commercial disputes, from high-profile litigation, to representing clients in specialised Tribunals.

Stephen Gray

Stephen is a senior practitioner in the commercial and property field. He has wide experience and is well regarded by his clients. He provides valuable strategic and tactical advice and his negotiation and documentation skills are efficient and timely.

Paul Morris

Managing Partner
Paul has over 25 years experience in advising property and commercial clients through the legal challenges of their businesses. From organisational and transactional structuring to daily transactional matters, Paul will ensure you will maximize returns and minimize risks.

Stephen Robertson

Stephen is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience in advising businesses in areas of acquisitions and divestments, commercial agreements, structuring, legal risk and revenue issues. He also advises on property law, with a focus on commercial and industrial property.

Andrew Suttie

Andrew practices predominantly in strata law. He has extensive experience in advising bodies corporate and other stakeholders of their rights and obligations under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 and related legislation.

Matthew Weaver

Special Counsel
Matthew practices in all areas of property and conveyance law with particular interest in off plan residential and mixed use community titled projects, management rights and Body Corporate matters. Matthew enjoys working closely with clients to maximise value from each transaction.

Matthew Russell

Matthew is experienced in a wide range of property and commercial matters and has a particular interest in leasing, management rights acquisitions and community titles law.

Special Counsel

Paul Baynes

Special Counsel
Paul practices in Local Government and Property law. He has extensive experience in Planning and Environment, and Resumptions, and his Commercial Property practice includes the sale and acquisition of major CBD buildings and resorts.

Senior Associates

Nicholas Prove

Senior Associate
Nick advises on property and associated commercial issues. He has broad experience in leasing across the industrial, commercial and retail sectors.


Simon Thompson

Simon’s experience includes a wide range of property matters, with a particular focus on residential and commercial conveyancing and property development.