Independent Witness and Experts Projects

Hilton, Sydney
We acted on behalf of the owner in this complex binding mediation which ran for 52 weeks considering the performance of the operator and the impact on the long-term rental which was to be set on a fixed basis for the following 15 years. The gap between the owner and operator in relation to performance and rent exceeded $10 million per annum.

Peppers Broadbeach (Oracle)
Acted as independent expert in Supreme Court, proceedings in regard to the appropriateness of the selection of the operator, and the effect on hotel operations and apartment prices. This was to assist the developer in completing pre-sales contracts which were being contested by purchasers.

Barnbougle Dunes, TAS (Federal Court of Australia)
Acted for the major shareholder in a shareholders' dispute on the effect of building an additional championship golf course with accommodation, meeting and food and beverage facilities at this iconic regional retreat destination.

Kawarau Falls Station (High Court of New Zealand)
Acted for a purchaser to ascertain the effect on hotel value, resulting from non-completion of the masterplan for a remotely located precinct which was to include 13 accommodation buildings.

Other Expert Witness Projects:
- Sydney Conventions and Exhibitions Centre
- Mercure Hobart and Launceston
- Mirvac Sebel Suites
- Mirvac Quay West
- Hilton Waldorf
- Independent expert for a mortgagee dispute
- Independent expert for a family court ruling
- Commonwealth Hotel Property Fund - Marriott