Live Webinar: Property Settlement Risks and Off the Plan Contracts (NSW)


Date:  Thursday 24th January 2019 – Online:
NSW: 11am to 1pm 

Off the plan developments continue to go from strength to strength in New South Wales. But with it comes a higher risk of settlements failing to complete. This session examines the rights and remedies available to the parties when an off the plan contract goes off the rails. It covers:

  • When does a developer have a right to rescind an off the plan contract?
  • Regulation of sunset clauses for off the plan contracts – s66ZL Conveyancing Act
  • The “just and equitable” requirement - what must be taken into account by the court?
  • Variations to the development – when will this create rights to rescind?
  • What sellers can do if purchaser can’t complete
  • Case study: Off the plan sales and the defaulting foreign purchaser
  • Recent case law
Our presenter

Gary Newton, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Sydney

Gary Newton is a partner in the Property and Development Group of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers.

Gary has been practising in the area of property law for over 35 years, providing advice on a wide range of matters to business, government and individuals.  Gary holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sydney and is an Accredited Specialist in Property Law, since 1994.

Gary is the co-author of a book published in December 2017 called "Land Acquisition" 7th edition by Gary Newton and Christopher Connolly.  This new book deals with land acquisition and compulsory resumption in every jurisdiction of Australia.  Christopher Connolly is one of Gary Newton's partners at HWL Ebsworth.

Gary is the co-author of a book "Real Property Law Case Summaries" Newton’s 4th edition. 

Gary is the co-author and the co-editor of the LexisNexis Butterworths NSW Conveyancing Service (loose-leaf). He is also co-author and co-editor of the book 2017-2018 edition of the ‘Annotated Conveyancing & Real Property Legislation in NSW’.  Gary has published many articles in national journals such as the Australian Property Law Bulletin and Law Council of Australia Journal and the NSW Law Society Journal.  Gary's commentary has been cited in judgments of the Supreme Court of NSW.

Gary has been awarded with Leading Lawyers in Australia, Doyles and various other awards.  He was also awarded in 2016 a Lexology Client Choice Award for his excellence in client service in the area of Real Estate. 


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in property law in NSW. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 2 CPD units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.

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Product Code: RBEJAN19
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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