Property

Property Law.
Don’t get played (or is the new word “gamed”?) in property law. While it can all be very exciting, it’s an industry plagued by pinstripes, shiny shoes and suspiciously warm handshakes.

Let us play the game, while you sit on the sideline, confident that you’re covered by our experience and ability.

About

Keeping real estate real

When it comes to the investment in your life, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of it all. We can keep things grounded without popping your balloon.

Whether it’s a multi-storey building, a shopping centre, your dream home or an investment property, We keep real estate real. It doesn’t matter if you’re buying or selling a house, we understand that conveyancing can be a daunting and confusing process that seems to complicate the transaction. With our guidance and clear legal advice, you can rest easy knowing a highly-qualified team is in charge of your property transactions.

Our goal is to eliminate the worry, remove the risk and make the process simple so you and your loved ones can enjoy the good life you’ve worked so hard for.

Services

Conveyancing is just the beginning

We offer a comprehensive suite of property law services. One thing stays true: we’re good and efficient. We can advise across the whole property spectrum: on established, off-the-plan, vacant land, land rent, building contracts, commercial projects and put and call options.

We offer conveyancing services for ACT and NSW:
  • Residential sales and purchases
  • Auction advices
  • Off-the-plan purchases
  • Land rent
  • Vacant land
  • Commercial
  • Community plan
  • House and land packages
  • Put and call options
  • Foreign investors
  • Related party transfers

You’re a buyer?
We provide advice and guide buyers through a conveyance.

You’re a seller?
We will draft a Contract for Sale and guide you through a conveyance.

You’re a builder?
We draft and advise on put and call options, property acquisitions, sales and many other things relating to building and the buying and selling of property.

You’re a developer?
Our team has the skill to draft off-the-plan Contracts for Sale to protect your interests and to work with you and your team (selling agents, banks and even architects) for a seamless sale.

Related parties transfers and commercial acquisitions

In this special field, we can provide you with clear legal advice and seamless conveyancing services to remove the risk and the worry. Our dedication to providing jargon-free advice will help remove the confusion – and all unnecessary costs. It’s also why our clients continue to trust us with some of the most significant dealings in their lives.

Other property matters

Our services include the sale of property involving:

  • Retirement villages
  • Rural
  • House and land packages

The Team

A specialist team built from the ground up

We’re about more than helping you buy or sell property, we’re here to build relationships. We guide people through life’s most exciting moments to ensure our high level of service never hits a ceiling.

Jacinta Geaghan

Partner

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To listen to Jacinta taking calls is to be forgiven for thinking it’s Jacinta who is buying the property, such is her genuine enthusiasm for what she does.

Jacinta started her legal career when she was still at university by working part-time in a law firm. She obtained the most impressive experience in property transactions in a very large law firm in Canberra before joining a leading corporate law firm, and going on to work seven years exclusively in property- related matters. She was keen to join us because of the personal touch we can offer, without the stuffiness of the big (i.e. impersonal) law firm.

It’s no exaggeration to say we have built our entire property division around Jacinta. She and Ben worked closely together to start the practice they both aspired to build – one that was excellent in getting the job done, but also cared for its clients.
Jacinta goes beyond conveyancing to obtain for her clients’ benefits they may not otherwise obtain. She’s also interested in working with developers and lending her strategic, efficient mind to land planning.

If you catch a rare moment where Jacinta is not at her desk, she’s probably trekking in Nepal, or somewhere without mobile towers!

Ben Aulich

Partner

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As founding partner of the firm, our Principal Ben Aulich has established himself as Canberra’s most reputable criminal lawyer.

The word ‘tenacious’ is an understatement. For Ben, winning is everything. If he is quiet in court, it’s not because he is lost for words. He’s fond of saying that one must never interrupt an enemy when they are making a mistake.

After graduating from Flinders University in South Australia with an economics degree, a law degree from Canberra University and a graduate diploma in legal practice from ANU, Ben was admitted to legal practice in 2000. Initially working at a boutique law practice for three years solely in crime, Ben then joined a large commercial litigation firm, practicing in corporate law and commercial litigation. That gave Ben a well-rounded exposure to Court matters and litigation.

Ben’s passion for his client’s rights is infectious. It’s the reason our team is so close-knit, and so committed. It’s helpful that Ben’s fixation with winning is also motivation for clients. He’s certainly not afraid of sleepless nights … if it ensures they ultimately get some sleep.

Bridie Harders

Senior Associate

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Bridie is one of our most highly-admired and determined lawyers. She prides herself on fighting tooth and nail for clients, and has the special attribute of working in both the civil and criminal areas of our practice. Yet another first-class honours graduate from the Australian National University, Bridie has been in practice in Canberra for over 8 years.

As a generalist, her expertise is in criminal law, defamation, personal injuries, corporations law and insolvency, bankruptcy, commercial and contractual disputes, and debt recovery.

Bridie has worked on everything from appeals in the High Court of Australia to advising large corporations and property developers, and individuals charged with serious criminal offences. Bridie is assertive without unnecessary aggression (but it’s true to say that she’s the only person our Partner Ben has had to pull back from a fight).

Bridie has been a member of the ACT Law Society’s Complaints Committee since 2012, and is an inaugural member of the ACT Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, having held that position since 2012.

Erin Taylor

Senior Associate

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Community-minded, sports mad dynamo Erin gives all new meaning to the term ‘all rounder’. After completing a double degree of a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Administration) and a Bachelor of Laws followed by a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at ANU, she applied her athletic sense of justice at the Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

She then moved over to the ACT Government followed by the ACT Academy of Sport, until the siren call of the legal profession proved too strong. After all, Erin did tell her year two teacher that she wanted to be a lawyer when she grew up. We chose Erin to be part of the battle ranks at Aulich due to her unrivalled knowledge of each and every commercial area, as well as her thorough understanding of the issues facing sporting and government bodies on all levels.

Never one to rest on her laurels, Erin is the proud holder of various board and not-for-profit section appointments such as being the Chair of Touch Football ACT as well as the Chair of the Touch Football ACT Judiciary and has, until recently, also been a Director on the Board of Netball ACT. She also likes to whip the Aulich team into shape at our weekly gym session, and has been known to spearhead our involvement in charitable sporting events.

Sam Café

Conveyancing Clerk

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Sam studied law before reaching for what is arguably the most down-to-earth area of the legal industry – conveyancing. With many years of experience, including three years handling the banking side of property
law, he joined our ranks to assist us in this area.

Sam shows pride and dedication in implementing our tried-and-true systems and processes to ensure things run smoothly for our clients. It gives him immense satisfaction to help our clients.

Quite simply, he loves systems. So it will come as no surprise in his spare time, Sam enjoys improving the systems and processes of his prized motorbike.

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