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Todd Garsden

Senior Associate

Expertise

Todd is a Senior Associate in the community titles team at Hynes Legal.

He has spent his entire legal career at Hynes Legal after graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Law and Finance degree in 2012 after studying on a sporting and academic scholarship.

His primary focus is the firm’s body corporate law practice, but he also assists in many aspects of the management rights practice where the two areas regularly intertwine.

Todd has always had an interest in the property industry, having been a ‘property trader’ from a relatively young age and enjoys the interesting blend of work that body corporate and management rights matters creates.  He is also a very active trader in the share market, but work now tends to get in the way of that former University pastime.

Todd understands the commercial drivers for clients in their investing activities but also the ones that come from other drivers, such as the emotions that can run hot in strata matters.  He has helped clients navigate some extremely emotive issues in his time at Hynes Legal.

On the public front, Todd presents regularly to strata managers about body corporate issues and also presented at the Strata Community Association (Qld) annual conference with the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management about by-law issues.

Quite a few injuries (and operations) ago he mostly concentrated on his sports, competing internationally in athletics (with a peak high jump of 2.10 metres)  and playing plenty of basketball, including at a representative level.  Unfortunately, age is now catching up with him (as it does all of us) and his sporting results are now nowhere near as impressive as they once were. 

Areas of practice

  • Body corporate law
  • Management rights

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Business (Finance)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Admitted as a solicitor in the High Court of Australia