For many people, purchasing a property is the largest single item that you will ever buy and certainly the most expensive. You need reliable, accurate advice that you can trust to make sure the process is handled as smoothly as possible.

Similarly when selling a property, you need to be sure that your contracts are watertight, your interests are properly looked after and your sale is problem-free. 


Our services include advice or representation on: 

  • Selling a house or property 
  • Buying a house or property 
  • Refinancing and mortgage work 
  • Property Development 
  • Assistance in lodging Development Applications 
  • Dealings with Council 


If you are selling a business, we work with you to maximise the value of your operation and prepare the necessary information to facilitate the sale. Our lawyers are expert negotiators, dedicated to achieving the best financial outcome for you. 

There are numerous implications and ramifications when buying or selling a business, so minimise your risk and speak to one of our qualified  lawyers.


James Fuggle Rummery has a strong background in commercial property law, acting for both commercial tenants and landlords, drafting lease documentation, negotiating leases, enforcing the terms and conditions of a lease and representing clients in disputes between tenant and landlord. 

The complexities of the  Retail Leasing Act make it particularly important to seek legal advice prior to signing a lease document to make sure that you understand your rights and obligations.


The team at James Fuggle Rummery are committed to providing advice that is both practical and cost-saving and can minimise the risk to your business before problematic issues arise. 

We counsel on all aspects of commercial advice, including: 

  • the structure and set-up of your business 
  • the role of Directors 
  • trusts 
  • employment contracts and service agreements (including Restraint of Trade) 
  • compliance with various legislation 
  • negotiation of contracts and agreements (including franchise agreements and leases) 
  • intellectual property, copyright and trademarks 
  • Administrative Law


Our policy is to make every effort through the negotiation and settlement process as we generally regard litigation as a last resort: a step to be taken only when all other avenues have been exhausted. We have considerable experience in various forms of dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration. 

When there is no alternative to litigation, our lawyers can also offer the highest standards in preparation for the case and representation in Court, striving to achieve the best possible outcome for you. 


Our lawyers understand the unique challenges facing clients and the complexities of legislation in this field.

We can provide advice and representation to local government bodies, property development companies, utilities companies and various other clients in the following areas: 

  • All classes of Land and Environment Court Appeals 
  • Development and Building Applications 
  • Resumptions 
  • Easements 
  • Injunctions 
  • Valuations 
  • Review of documentation and processes 
  • Contract drafting and negotiation 
  • Policy/procedural drafting 
  • Compliance issues.


If you are involved in the hospitality industry, you would be more than aware that major changes to the legislation regulating the industry have recently come into force with the commencement of the Liquor Act 2007.  The new Act has replaced the Liquor Administration Board and Licensing Court with the new Casino Liquor and Gaming Authority.

Whether you are setting up a new business and need to obtain a license, or you are simply trying to have changes made to your current license, we have an in-depth understanding of Liquor Licensing legislation and regulations. 

We can advise you in regard to the types of licences available, the requirements you will have to meet in order to obtain a licence, and successfully guide you through the application process. 

Our experienced lawyers provide practical, sound advice that can save you considerable time, effort and money when dealing with the various bodies involved. We can also represent you in Court should you find yourself charged with breaching the conditions of your current licence, or facing complaints or disciplinary procedures brought by the Department or the NSW Police. 

Our services in this field include: 

  • Representation before the Authority and/or Court 
  • Advice regarding types of licence 
  • Advice regarding applications and assistance with the application process 
  • Advice regarding requirements of licence  
  • Policy and procedure drafting for licensed businesses