For over 40 years, our senior partners Gary Bugden OAM, Michael Allen and Tim Graham have specialised in strata title law. Gary and Michael started their legal careers together at a boutique law firm in Double Bay and then went on to become partners of Australia’s largest law firm at the time, Mallesons Stephens Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons). Gary was managing partner of their Brisbane office and sat on the national board for 9 years while Michael was the national partner in charge of the property, construction and environment team for 5 years. Tim followed a similar career path in Victoria, as one of HWL Ebsworth’s most successful property partners in their Melbourne office for over 10 years.


Gary, Michael and Tim have written books together, presented at hundreds of conferences around the world and consulted on numerous iconic real estate projects both in Australia and overseas. They have forged a reputation as international leaders in this area of law and helped shape Australia’s strata title industry.


Allen Partners and Bugden Legal was merged in 2019 to create Bugden Allen Lawyers. Tim Graham and his team joined the firm in June 2021, transitioning the brand to Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers, Australia’s most authoritative firm on property and strata law matters.


The firm is focused on providing digital solutions to developers, owners, managers and financiers of strata properties. We believe our modern corporate structure, team culture and investment in technology will help us attract top talent and drive innovation and business efficiencies.

Our Mission

We help people design, build, manage, and live in, truly great strata communities.


We do this by:

  • Using our own smart technology
  • Focusing on results, not more legal problems
  • Acting with integrity and professionalism
  • Partnering with the industry to give back

Our Values

Core values our team live by everyday

With Teamwork, we care

With Integrity, we lead

With Excellence, we inspire

With Innovation, we grow


Meet the team at Bugden Allen Lawyers - a healthy mix of old heads, young minds and everything in between.


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