Rob Bradley

Rob Bradley

Principal Lawyer

  • Areas of Law Property Law , Conveyancing , Property Disputes
  • Qualifications B.Juris, LLB

Rob Bradley is a property lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience in the solving specific, unusual and complex property related matters such as covenant and easement removals, as well as a more traditional property and business law advice. In fact, he is Aitken Partners go-to man on the unusual.

He sits on the Property Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Property and Environmental Law section.

Rob’s commercial property experience includes working on industrial, commercial and major residential projects where he plays an active role in every step, including financing, acquisition, consolidation or subdivision, development, leasing or sale. Rob also has extensive planning experience representing permit applicants and objectors, both in their negotiations with responsible and referral authorities and before VCAT (and panels).

He works closely with planners and his experience across the spectrum of property and planning issues enables him to think outside the square in terms of traditional legal advice, to help his clients achieve the optimum outcome.

In addition, Rob has given general commercial and business advice to a range of corporations in the manufacturing, retailing and services industries. His practice also includes State taxation issues (land tax and stamp duty), town planning, valuations law, compulsory acquisitions and leasing.

Recent Experience
  • Numerous applications to the Supreme Court to vary or remove covenants on Certificates of Title.
  • Having some years ago established the legal framework for a 160 apartment holiday resort based on registered 399 year leases, converting those leases into conventional Titles.
  • Successful in Court of Appeal proceedings in which two buyers claimed to have bought the same $10m property, then acting for the true buyer to complete the purchase, subdivide the site, partially develop it and sell the parcels.
  • Acting for owners of the ‘family farm’ affected by proposed Precinct Structure Plans in their negotiations with and sales to, to developers.
  • Numerous acquisitions, subdivisions and development and sales of business parks.
  • Appearing before VCAT in Owners Corporation disputes and co-owner disputes.
  • Leasing and commercial tenancy advice
Dedicated Expertise
  • Complicated real property related matters including covenant, easement, Owners Corporation & co-ownership disputes; State taxes, adverse possession & roads
Relaxation
  • Golf, watching football, local history
Memberships
  • RMGC, MCC, MFC, RACV, LIV – Property & Environmental Law Committee, LIV-LUV liaison sub-committee
Awards
  • Life member of two Football clubs (one of which still exists!)
  • LIV – Certificate of Service