Paul Morris2022-08-01T10:47:23+10:00

Paul Morris

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Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Areas of Practice
Relevant Experience

Paul is regarded as a trusted advisor by his clients, providing strategic and practical advice on all aspects of property and commercial law. With more than 32 years’ experience, he leads the property team on commercial, industrial and retail conveyancing and leasing matters. Paul is well known for developing long-lasting relationships with his clients built on trust and mutual respect. His experience includes:

  • Property services including negotiating and documenting Contracts for the sale and acquisition of high rise office buildings, shopping centres, green-acre land for development and complex easement arrangements
  • Strata development structuring including raise and mixed use, residential and commercial development Lot sales
  • Commercial, industrial and retail leases
  • Development agreements and option to purchase agreements
  • General business services including negotiating and documenting joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, buy/sell agreements, unit and discretionary trusts, business sales and acquisitions
  • Commercial debt lending services including the negotiation of securities with banks over high rise office buildings, residential towers, subdivisional estates, industrial estates, businesses and chattels
  • Residential debt lending for banks, building societies, credit unions, trustee companies and mortgage securitisation participants
  • Enforcement of securities including the appointment of receivers, forced sale of properties, repossessing properties and enforcement notices.
Memberships
  • Queensland Law Society
What Paul’s clients say
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Nicholsons have represented the developers on numerous projects that I have been involved in. I have always found them quick to act, totally thorough with any clauses and great at following up the buyers solicitors. When other law firms are just sending emails, my contacts at Nicholsons are only too happy to get on the phone to try and sort out any potential or actual problems. On a personal note, I have used Paul Morris from Nicholsons for 20 + years and find he is a cut above the rest in property. He started out as my lawyer for my development company and I now consider him a close personal friend.

Adam Gray, Space Projects
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We were first introduced to Nicholsons Solicitors and Paul Morris about 15 years ago by our Brisbane based agent to act for our clients when purchasing properties in Queensland. The advice to these clients was always very thorough and delivered in a timely fashion. If clients had any legal queries we were always very comfortable to get them to speak to Paul direct so that he could explain the specific implications for them. As the experience was so good for our clients we decided about 5 years ago to engage Nicholsons to act for us in the acquisition of sites and to manage all our conveyancing requirements. We continue to have a strong relationship with Paul and the rest of the team at Nicholsons and would recommend them highly.

Craig Williamson, Criterion Property Group

I have been a client of Nicholson’s for over 25 years and have been extremely satisfied with my relationship over that time. Paul Morris has been my direct contact over all these years and has always provided sound advice for all my legal matters, whether that be commercial or needs for my family. In particular I appreciate being able to talk to a ‘principal’ when I call and if needed support in other areas from the other partners is always available.

Dr Patrick See

For over 7 years I have been very fortunate to have Nicholsons and in particular Troy Hawthorn & Paul Morris looking after my best interests, covering the entire scope of my legal requirements from complex commercial litigation to property transactions and planning law. Good old fashion commercial advice in plain English, with fast response times and personal service, I highly recommend!

James Motley , KitchenU

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