Ben Harper-Phillips

Special Counsel

About Ben

Ben acts for market leading corporate and government clients across the commercial, retail, residential and development, real estate sectors. He delivers advice and transactional legal services with a strong commercial focus. Ben's expertise includes commercial and government property portfolios, acquisitions and due diligence, commercial, industrial and retail leasing (including agreements for lease and incentive deeds), divestments, infrastructure projects and development and off the plan projects.

His clients cover a broad range of entities in the real estate and development sector. Ben has acted for Australian and international industry leaders and major New South Wales government departments. He has also acted for a number of inbound investment clients based in China, Japan and United States of America.


  • Leading web services and logistics company

    Acting for a global industry leader on its expansion into the Australian market (eg New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria). Ben acted for the company on multiple office leases, ground leases and a freehold acquisition. Ben gained a detailed understanding of the company's specific business requirements which assisted with its transition into the Australian market.

  • Australian supermarket chain

    Acting for a major Australian supermarket chain on numerous site acquisitions and divestments, development projects (including existing and new sites), compulsory acquisitions and easements

  • Residential redevelopment

    Acting for various residential developers, including acting for Frasers Property Australia in relation to 'Putney Hill', the redevelopment of the Ryde Rehabilitation Centre in NSW. The project involved the staged development of over 700 apartments and houses pursuant to the Putney Hill Master Plan. Work included development, subdivision and conveyancing aspects of the project

  • NSW Government

    Acting for a New South Wales Government department, which has an extensive property portfolio, in relation to site acquisitions, sales and leases. Ben has also worked closely with the appointed commercial property manager.

  • Australia Post

    Acting in relation to disposals, property development and its significant leasing portfolio. Ben also acted for Australia Post on the sale and lease back of its New South Wales headquarters.

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