Amalgamation with Le Page Lawyers

17th September 2021

Boutique property law firm, Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers, today announced they have signed an agreement to complete a merger with a boutique strata law practice in Sydney.

The firm confirmed that from 1 October it will amalgamate its NSW practice with Sydney-based specialist strata and property advisory, litigation and levy collection firm, Le Page Lawyers.

CEO David Bugden said the merger with Le Page Lawyers creates an expansion opportunity into property and commercial litigation and strata levy recovery work in NSW.

“Our partners Michael and Gary have known David Le Page for many years, having worked together in Double Bay early in their careers and most recently on some complex property matters. David and his team are highly specialised in this area, and their results-focused approach aligns well with our values and approach to legal work.”

The move will see 30-year strata law veteran David Le Page, along with his team of lawyers and support staff, join the Bugden Allen Graham team.

On the back of the firm’s recent expansion to Melbourne where Tim Graham, ex-HWL Ebsworth property partner and his team joined, this merger will increase the team at Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers to nearly 30 staff, helping it to become one of the largest specialist strata and property law firms in Australia.

The firm is investing heavily into technology, and this merger with Le Page Lawyers is part of their strategy to acquire “hands-on” expertise to support their software development plans. Bugden Allen Graham recently launched their next technology platform, “By-Law Builder” which is a self-service legal document generation tool for property documents, the first being by-laws for strata buildings.

“The team at Le Page do a lot of by-law consolidation and registration work, so it will be great to get them involved in our By-Law Builder project. Members of their team also have over 30 years experience in areas we’re developing new software for, so we can’t wait to tap into that expertise,” Mr. Bugden said.

Echoing this sentiment, David Le Page described his reasons for the merger and his excitement for the opportunities the combination presents for his team.

“I have worked with the partners of Bugden Allen Graham on many occasions since our early days. They have an excellent reputation, and I consider them to have an unrivalled expertise in strata titles law.” Mr Le Page commented.

“I had no hesitation in advising them that my staff and I would be delighted to join them.  In particular, I was pleased that the expertise that my firm has acquired over 23 years and which now resides in all of our solicitors, paralegals and support staff will be allowed to develop in a modern and diverse environment at Bugden Allen Graham” said Mr Le Page.

The team at Le Page Lawyers will join Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers from 1 October 2021.

Please contact David Bugden, CEO, for any questions or comment on this announcement (m: 0416181117 or david@bagl.com.au).