Tim O’Connor


LLB, BA (Sydney)

Practice areas: Local Government and environmental planning, conveyancing, property, commercial and wills and probate

Tim is a Principal of the firm. He is a highly respected commercial lawyer with a long history of acting in the fields of Local Government and Environmental and Planning law and in property law. Tim has vast experience in the fields of conveyancing, leasing, commercial litigation and commercial transactions. He also acts in the field of wills and probate law, having assisted Australians and foreign nationals in respect of the administration of estates in NSW and to defend or challenge grants of probate.

For over 35 years Tim has advised and acted in various capacities for Local Government clients.  He has significant litigation experience in planning and environmental law matters and has acted for clients in all jurisdictions of the Land and Environment Court and in the Supreme Court of NSW, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia. These matters include acting in challenges against forced council amalgamations and challenges to Sydney Airport’s third runway.

Tim provides advice in all areas relevant to local government and planning and development law. He also acts in all manner of commercial and property transactions including the sale and purchase of land, preparing deeds, licenses and covenants, and preparing or reviewing contracts for the sale or acquisition of assets.

Email: tim@hdo.com.au