Tim Graham joins as Partner of our new Melbourne office

Published: 21 June 2021

Tim Graham, ex-HWL Ebsworth partner and current Board member of SCA Victoria joins as Partner of Bugden Allen Lawyers.

The leading strata legal team in Victoria, led by ex-HWL Ebsworth partner Tim Graham, is set to move to Bugden Allen Lawyers, a boutique firm that specialise in strata and community title law and property development work.

Tim Graham has joined as Partner in their new Melbourne office and will be spearheading the firm’s expansion into the Victorian strata and property market. As part of this move, Mr. Graham’s name has been added to the brand, now known as Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers.

The firm’s newest property and strata lawyers include special counsel, Leila Idris, associate Robert Savage, solicitor Coral Shamir and executive assistant Jade Holding. All five will be based in the firm’s new office at 500 Collins Street.

For Mr Graham, the decision to move to Bugden Allen was “evolutionary”.

“Gary Bugden and Michael Allen are true leaders in the field of structured titles, so I’m excited about the opportunity to represent the brand’s expansion in Victoria. Bugden Allen’s sole focus on strata and property development law means it has absolute clarity in its vision and strategy. The firm is investing in some smart technology, and coupled with this they have a young dynamic management team. It felt like the right place for me and my team.” he outlined.

Joining the Bugden Allen team means we can continue to assist our clients in Victoria and beyond with specialist strata title advice in a modern structure and collaborative culture.”

Speaking about the five appointments, CEO David Bugden said that the firm’s property development and strata legal teams have seen “exponential growth in this constantly evolving form of residential living in Australia. Our clients are increasingly expanding nationally, so by growing our presence in Victoria means we can respond to our clients’ immediate and future needs,” he added.

Tim’s appointment is a fantastic endorsement of our firm’s ability to attract top talent. We are lucky to now have the three leading strata lawyers representing our firm in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. Tim and his team have forged a reputation as the leading strata legal team in Victoria who provide expert and practical advice to property developers, Owners Corporations, insurance companies and apartment owners.

We look forward to working with Tim and his team as we expand our presence in Victoria and offer our industry specific technology and unmatched legal expertise to Tim’s clients, new and old.” Mr Bugden said.

Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers, now just two years old, has grown their team from 7 to 22 staff from their offices in Sydney, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and now Melbourne. The firm recently won PEXA’s PropertyX Innovate Awards for their contract exchange platform OPEX.