Colin Biggers & Paisley's property team continues to grow as they welcome two new special counsel in Brisbane

12 April 2018

Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce the appointments of Special Counsel Natalie Humzy-Hancock and Allan Lonergan who have joined the legal practice's growing property team in their Brisbane office.

Natalie has nearly 13 years' experience working in the property industry. Her experience includes, advising major property developers and investors on transactions, issues and leasing across the commercial, retail and industrial property sectors. She also has a comprehensive understanding of the retirement villages sector having advised developers and operators on acquiring, establishing and operating facilities.

"It is exciting to be joining a practice that has invested in innovation with CBP Lease Manager and CBP Exchange. I look forward to working with the team to deliver innovative solutions for our clients into the future."

Allan has over 14 years' experience in property law and dispute resolution. He brings a unique perspective to his practice having worked in private practice, at the Queensland Bar and as General Counsel and Company Secretary of Racing Queensland. Allan has a property disputes practice, focusing on statutory land valuation matters, compulsory acquisition, resumption and compensation matters, mining land access and compensation matters, and the sale and purchase of land matters.

"The Colin Biggers & Paisley property team is highly regarded in property, planning and development law. I look forward to working with the team to continue to build our land valuation appeals and disputes practice," Allan said. 

Head of Colin Biggers & Paisley's property group, Rhett Oliver, said they will help to strengthen the legal practice's expanding property team in Brisbane,

"We are widely recognised as one of Australia's leading property law practices and our team continues to attract a high caliber of lawyers. Natalie and Allan will both be great assets to our team. We look forward to building on their experience, particularly Allan's land valuations expertise and Natalie's understanding of leasing and the retirement village sector, to continue to strengthen our offerings."

Colin Biggers & Paisley's property team has grown significantly over recent months, with the appointment of Special Counsel John Douglas and Georgia Arya, who recently moved back to Sydney after working for Colin Biggers & Paisley in Dubai.

Last month, the Colin Biggers & Paisley property team in Brisbane held its first Property Think Tank for the year, where Westpac Senior Economist, Matthew Hassan spoke about his thoughts on Queensland's economic outlook and the implications for the property sector. The Sydney team will host its first Property Think Tank in June and the series will conclude in Brisbane in October. For more information please contact Linda Branton on 02 8281 4594 or

About Colin Biggers & Paisley

Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 69 partners and 470 employees. We are highly regarded for our expertise in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics. We act for major corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, government departments and individuals. We have both the capacity and the expertise to deliver on complex national and multinational projects.

Colin Biggers & Paisley is based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with associated firms in Adelaide and Perth. Through our affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, as well as our close association with Dubai law firm LutfiCBP, we are able to offer access to quality legal advice around the globe.
We launched the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation in 2015, with a core focus on promoting and protecting the rights of women and children in Australia and abroad through an innovative mix of pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions.


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Rhett Oliver Partner