For over 40 years, our senior partners Gary Bugden and Michael Allen have specialised in strata title law, having started their careers together at a boutique law firm in Double Bay. They both 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.


Gary and Michael have written books together and consulted on numerous 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, 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

To provide innovative legal services and smart technology that help people design, build, manage and enjoy living in better 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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