Peter George

 Peter George

peter.george@spglawyers.com.au

Peter commenced with SP&G in 1974, became a solicitor in 1979 and was admitted as a Partner in 1981.  Peter practices in the areas of Management Rights, Body Corporate and strata matters as well as other civil litigation.

Whilst Peter has had an involvement in most areas of the law involving property and business dispute resolution, these days Peter’s professional commitment is significantly focused on Body Corporate, Strata disputes and consulting, and management rights.

 Peter works closely with clients, experts, and Counsel, and with more than 40 years of experience advises on a wide range of litigation matters, including:-

  • Body Corporate and Management Rights matters
  • Property matters, vendor and purchaser matters such as specific performance, rescission and associated reliefActing for developers in contract disputes
  • Compensation claims for acquisition of land matters
  • Business structuring, corporate creation, shareholding agreements and joint ventures
  • Strata development site amalgamations

 Peter has been involved in many matters of significance throughout his career, in the Supreme Court, Federal Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, and Privy Council, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Cases of interest include:-

  • Coastalstyle Pty Ltd v Surf Regency BUP 4246 [1995] 1 Qd.R:132 (Court of Appeal)
  • Birstar Pty Ltd v Ocean Breeze BUP 4747 [1997] 1.Qd.R 117 (Court of Appeal)
  • Oceana on Broadbeach CTS 24163 v Searle [2003] QCA 325 (Court of Appeal)
  • Magog (No. 15) Pty Ltd v The Moroccan CTS 17574 [2010] QDC 70 (District Court)
  • Henderson v Merrimac Heights CTS 19463 [2011] QSC 336 (Supreme Court)
  • Schmidt v Landers [1983] 1 Qd.R 188 (Full Court)
  • Coast Securities (No.9) Pty Ltd v Stack [1983] 154 CLR 261 (High Court)
  • Coast Securities (No.9) Pty Ltd v Bondoukou Pty Ltd 61 ALJR 285 (Privy Council)
  • Special Projects v Michael Simmons as Trustee for the Fate Trust (Qld) Pty Ltd [2012] QCA 205 (Court of Appeal
  • Pacific Mirage Limited v Le Breton (2014) FCAFC 64 (Federal Court of Appeal)

QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  •  Queensland Law Society
  • Australian College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Strata Community Australia
  • Queensland Society of Notaries
  • Gold Coast District Law Association