AJ&Co Lawyers
AJ&Co Lawyers


Who are AJ&Co

AJ & Co Lawyers is a commercial law firm that offers a wide range of legal services to private and commercial clients.

Each area of law is managed and represented by experienced partners with strong reputations in their area of practice.

If you have any enquiries, please contact info@ajandco.com.au.

  • Real Estate & Commercial
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Building & Construction
  • Planning & Environment
  • Private Advisory & Revenue

Real Estate & Commercial

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Development and titling – broad acre subdivisions, mixed use developments, residential, commercial, retail and industrial (including bulky goods)
  • Major acquisitions and disposals – including legal due diligence and forced sales
  • Leasing – agreements for lease, lease, subleases, breaches, termination, disputes and management of lease schedules
  • Commercial structuring – joint ventures, project development agreements, fund through arrangements, property trusts and syndicates
  • Body corporate law and community title schemes – new schemes, amalgamations, disposals and improvements to common property, by-law reviews, assignment and variations to management and letting rights
  • Property tax considerations
  • Securities and funds management (listed and unlisted)
  • Easements and restrictive covenants (including design covenants)
  • Rural transactions
  • Resumptions – compulsory land acquisitions and compensation
  • Major leisure and commercial projects


Andrew Johnson, Managing Partner – Real Estate & Commercial
Sarah Bird, Special Counsel – Real Estate & Commercial
Jodie Lonard, Senior Associate – Real Estate & Commercial

Corporate Advisory

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate governance and insolvency
  • Structuring advice and restructuring
  • Shareholder and unitholder agreements
  • Incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures
  • Partnerships and incorporated associations
  • Capital raising (unregulated)
  • Mergers and acquisitions (unregulated)
  • Disposal of companies – through asset sales and share sales
  • Corporate due diligence
  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Hospitality law – liquor licence and gaming applications and alterations


Jonathan Whybird, Partner CORPORATE ADVISORY


Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Commercial class actions
  • International commercial arbitration
  • Restructuring & insolvency law
  • Franchising law and disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Insurance litigation
  • Revenue, taxation & administrative law disputes
  • Debt recovery


Alex Moriarty, partner – litigation & dispute resolution
Ashley Stanton, partner – litigation & dispute resolution
Marion Niestroj, senior associate – litigation & dispute resolution

Building & Construction

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Construction contracts – drafting and negotiation
  • Key legislation advice
  • Tendering, probity, project briefs and contractual arrangement advice
  • Risk review of contract documentation for bid purposes
  • Drafting and negotiating joint-venture agreements and alliance contracts
  • Contract management, compliance, risk management and performance monitoring advice
  • Building and construction contracts and subcontracts
  • Drafting and contractual notice review
  • Professional services contract and disputes
  • QBCC Licencing, compliance and statutory insurance issues and litigation
  • Subcontractor charge notices & proceedings
  • BCIPA notices, adjudications, submissions and responses
  • QCAT reviews, appeals and applications
  • PPSA issues on construction sites
  • Insolvency/administration and liquidation issues in construction
  • Labour & employment contracts and WH&S policies


Jonathan Hitchcock, Partner – Building & Construction


Planning & Environment

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Development applications, appeals and infrastructure charging advice
  • Development consents, planning permits and development permits
  • Environmental, nature resource and land use approvals
  • Strategic and statutory land use planning
  • Land contamination, pollution incidents and claims of nuisance
  • Planning and development agreements
  • Flora, fauna and native vegetation matters
  • Heritage issues
  • Valuation, compulsory land acquisition and compensation
  • Planning law enforcement
  • Development contributions and levies


Peter MacGregor, Consultant – Planning & Environment

Private Advisory & Revenue

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Technical income tax, CGT, GST, stamp duty and land tax advice
  • Asset protection strategies
  • Tax effective restructuring and transaction advice
  • Business succession planning and family continuity
  • Complex estate planning including wills and powers of attorney
  • Trust structuring solutions


Mark Lowis, Partner – Private Advisory & Revenue

The Formula

The AJ&Co Way

We don’t see ourselves as merely there to provide legal advice – we partner with our clients to help them achieve their goals.

We provide a direct approach to legal services by getting to know our clients and their businesses including their goals, drivers and business plans.

Knowing and understanding our clients means that we can provide them with tailored legal advice in a language they can understand and appreciate.

All of our team have commercial experience in addition to their legal qualifications which means they have diverse perspectives and will work hard to deliver creative solutions for our clients.

The Difference

We are not like the others

We strive to ensure precise outcomes, every time.

We pride ourselves on developing lasting partnerships with our clients by first seeking to understand them and then tailoring solutions to suit their needs.

Our selective boutique style practice provides specialist legal and commercial advice to real estate focused clients.

we prioritise client connectivity and offer superior service standards. with our client’s business goals in mind, we are a key trusted advisor and relationship connector.


Focus accessibility & efficiency

Fast response times & expert legal advice is our standard.

We have invested in the latest technology to be able to provide the best service to our clients.

Our delivery platform is second to none and has been specifically designed by experts to ensure our connectivity and speed to market provides the greatest efficiency so that our lawyers can be the best they can possibly be at all times when under pressured deadlines.


The AJ&Co Family

Working together, for you.

We know the value in having the right people connecting with our clients and each of our team are specially selected for their academic ability, commercial knowledge and interpersonal skills but most importantly because they are passionate about what they do.

The AJ&Co family are a team, and it’s only together that we are best placed to help our clients achieve their goals.

If you are looking to join our family, please send us your resume or visit us at LinkedIn.