McCullough Robertson has a full house with the appointment of Partner Justin Madden

McCullough Robertson has a full house with the appointment of Partner Justin Madden

McCullough Robertson’s real estate team has a “full house” with the appointment of Partner Justin Madden and his extended team

12 May 2014

Leading independent law firm McCullough Robertson continues to increase its presence in the New South Wales (NSW) real estate sector attracting property law partner Justin Madden, along with senior associates Fiona Mudie and Emma Smythies from Henry Davis York.  The team will be based in McCullough Robertson’s Sydney office.

The appointment of Justin as a partner, along with two senior associates from his team, is a coup for McCullough Robertson, which opened its Sydney office in 2010 but has quickly made a name for itself in NSW.  Justin joins existing Sydney based real estate partner, Brett Hawkins and his team.

'I have kept a close eye on what McCullough Robertson has been achieving in what is at the moment a very tough market and I want to be part of this journey as we develop a leading Australian real estate practice,' Mr Madden said.

'The depth of our Sydney team at McCullough Robertson will mean that we are going to be able to provide the breadth of real estate expertise required for every aspect of every transaction, no matter how large or small. 

'Our clients want to know that the lawyer they engage, and the team behind them, can do it all.  We certainly can.'

As Queensland’s largest law firm, McCullough Robertson has an impeccable reputation in the resources, agribusiness and real estate sectors and during the past five years has continued to increase its foothold south of the border with a value proposition that delivers top tier advice with a more intimate service delivery.

Managing Partner Guy Humble said the addition of Justin, Fiona and Emma was strategic and timely.  'Stage one of the firm’s growth strategy into NSW in real estate was appointing Brett Hawkins a partner, relocating him from Brisbane to Sydney. Brett has built a great team around him and an enviable reputation in the NSW real estate market. Stage two of our strategy was to attract an additional partner to the Sydney team, with Justin’s appointment that can be ticked off the list as well.'

'Bringing Justin over from Henry Davis York is a major achievement for our growing Sydney practice.  Justin and his team bring experience in property development, infrastructure contracts, joint ventures and project finance along with the acquisition, financing, disposal and leasing of major tenancies,' Mr Humble said.

Brett and Justin have crossed paths before, having both been articled in Brisbane together some years ago.

Justin has worked for a string of multi-national companies, including big banks, finance companies, fitness centres, supermarkets and department stores.

Mr Humble, said Justin also brought significant experience advising public sector organisations – an added bonus for clients looking to commence or expand commercial ventures, particularly in the resources and retail sectors.

'We are very excited to be bringing into our team a group who have worked together on some of the State’s biggest transactions, and not just in Sydney but in rural NSW and interstate as well,' Mr Humble said.

Justin Madden, Fiona Mudie and Emma Smythies will start at McCullough Robertson on 2 June 2014.


For more information contact: Kristie Fankhauser, Director of BDM (+61 7 3233 8876) or Kate Bartlett, Communications Consultant (+61 7 3233 8632).

About McCullough Robertson
McCullough Robertson is a leading Australian independent law firm with industry experts combining legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and foresight. The firm provides innovative, relevant and commercial legal solutions to major corporate, government and high net worth individuals across Australia and internationally.  Established in 1926, the firm’s major focus areas are the resources (mining and energy), food and agribusiness, technology, telecommunications, health and life sciences (pharmaceuticals), real estate and financial services sectors.

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