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Land Acquisition Lawyers is a boutique legal firm based in North Sydney specialising in planning, environmental & local government law. Our team of compulsory acquisition lawyers are passionate about helping homeowners and business owners who’ve been affected by compulsory land acquisition receive the compensation that they deserve.

How we can help you

Buying, selling or altering a property comes at a cost as well as potential liabilities if certain legal obligations and requirements are not adhered to. We make sure your business, property or investments are safeguarded, while helping you reach your business’ goals. Navigating planning laws can be a lengthy process, especially when they involve complex property development, environmental and planning issues.

To avoid property value loss and possible hefty penalties and fines, it is important to ensure all planning law requirements are met before buying or selling your property, renovating or undertaking construction works.

Why choose Land Acquisition Lawyers?

Land Acquisition Lawyers is a division of Hones Lawyers, who are Doyles Recommended Planning & Environment Lawyers (NSW, 2020 and 2021), and 2021 North Shore ‘Local Business Awards’ Finalists.

We specialise in property, planning, and environment law and we can provide assistance whether you are thinking of undertaking renovations, construction work, leasing out or if you are inheriting historical environmental issues. Part of these services mean that we’re also experienced compulsory acquisition lawyers and we are passionate about providing advice on gaining compensation for people and businesses that are affected by compulsory land acquisition & land resumption.
As soon as you receive notice of a possible compulsory purchase of land for your home or business, our compulsory land acquisition lawyers can advise you on what your legal rights are, as well as provide you with expert advice on getting increased compensation under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation ) Act 1991 no 22.

We prepare documentation and representation, and provide professional expert advice on environment and planning law and the land and environment court.

Our team is made up of certified NSW Law Society specialists in government and planning law with some members holding dual property law and town planning credentials. We have 45 years of experience in assessing, defending and safeguarding business activities and investments from a range of clients in variety of industries.

We represent private and public businesses both large and small, with clients including:

  • Local councils
  • Developers and architects
  • Investors
  • Institutions
  • Fund managers and multi-national corporations


Meet the team

Jason Hones

Gavin Shapiro

Sophie Whealy

Susan Hill

Lesley Finn

Peter Clarke

Serafina Carrington

Suzy Whitty

If you’re looking for a proven land acquisition lawyer or an experienced property lawyer in Sydney, please reach out. For personalised and industry specific advice and representation, call us today on 02 8318 0771.


Opening hours

We service a range of clients in the Sydney and NSW region. Our hours of operation are:

Monday 9 am–5 pm
Tuesday 9 am–5 pm
Wednesday 9 am–5 pm
Thursday 9 am–5 pm
Friday 9 am–5 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed