Hynes Legal
Industry Leaders in
Body Corporate & Management Rights.

Transforming the business of law, Hynes Legal have flipped our business to deliver solutions that better suit the needs of the strata industry. Changing our approach to strata law, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions that go beyond the traditional black-letter law firm and make the strata industry better for everyone involved.

Real solutions to strata problems.

Multi-Award Winning Strata Advisers

Hynes Mediation

More than one way to resolve your dispute.

There’s an old saying: if the only tool you have is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail. The same goes for law firms who pursue expensive litigation because that’s all they know. Hynes Legal is focused on finding workable solutions for its clients. That may well mean taking the legal route. Equally, it may mean pursuing mediation.

Under the expert guidance of Chris Irons – the former Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management with the Queensland Government ­– mediation is a solution to resolving a dispute that doesn’t require lawyers. It provides the opportunity for parties to voice their issues and then, under the guidance of a mediator, arrive at voluntary, workable solutions.

Management Rights

Navigating the management rights maze.

The sale and purchase of management rights can be a challenging legal process. Under the leadership of Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal have extensive experience in navigating the complex path of transacting management rights businesses, large and small.

Body corporate committees are also involved in these transactions when they vote on whether to consent to a transfer of management rights. These are not trivial decisions. It is vitally important committees have all the facts in front of them before voting. Make sure you get the right advice before voting.

Real and relevant experience

Strata guidance from some of Australia’s most experienced advisers.

Benefit from advice that works. No matter the issue, Hynes Legal’s team of professionals has dealt with all manner of situations in strata. Clients appreciate practical guidance that helps resolve a problem. That’s why they keep coming back.

Mary McCaul

Hynes were very professional, took care of all the paperwork in a timely manner. Kept us informed at every stage. Friendly efficient staff. Would definitely recommend them.

Stella Wang

One of the leading law firm in management rights industry. professional, proactive and efficiency. Can’t recommend it highly enough!

Jennifer Silver

I would only ever use Frank Higginson from Hynes Legal. Extremely knowledgeable, quick to respond, a great strategic thinker. Have used him numerous times as Chairman of a Body Corporate.

Sky View Units

Frank and all his team have been very professional, prompt and easy to talk to. I would thoroughly recommend his services.

Denise Buckby

I feel confident that my best interests are supported by Hynes. My task was again completed with the desired result. More importantly, Hynes are so easy to work with and approachable at all times.

Raymond Shi

I’ve worked with Frank and the team at Hynes Legal on several business cases over the past years. Highly professional, prompt replies, result and solution driven! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their service.

Our Services

Real Solutions to Strata Problems

Legal Services

Hynes Legal provides the full spectrum of legal services to clients seeking help with body corporate and management rights issues. Drawing on years of practical experience in the Queensland strata industry, the Hynes Legal team have the insight and the skill to fulfil all strata legal needs.

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We also think beyond the law, we offer those in the strata community a consulting service with advisers who are multi-disciplinary and industry-facing to help them realise their strategic goals, grasp opportunities for improvement and create additional value for all concerned.

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We help you navigate what can be a confusing and complex industry by providing resources and webinars that cut to the point and give you the information you need to make better strata decisions, no matter who you are.

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Trusted by 100s of Bodies Corporate

When Australia’s leading body corporate businesses look for advice, they turn to Hynes Legal. Hynes has been a leading provider of professional services to the sector for more than 15 years, working closely with the most respected names in the industry.

Resources worth their weight in gold

Latest News & Webinars

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the strata sector is facing some big issues. Perhaps the biggest challenge (this week at least) is how to manage body corporate levies

When you need a Management Rights lawyer for the first time many people find themselves in new and unfamiliar territory. When looking for a Management Rights lawyer (whether it be

At the outset it is important to understand the distinction between what the management rights industry calls a ‘top up’ and what is the exercise of an option (which is

When you need a Body Corporate lawyer for the first time many committee members find themselves in new and unfamiliar territory. When looking for a Body Corporate lawyer (whether it

FINALLY, Queensland is getting new body corporate legislation. It has been many years in the making, but new Regulation Modules are now released. There will be significant changes for committees,

Smoking in strata: it’s one of the most intensely disputed topics we see in bodies corporate. But do you REALLY know what the situation is regarding smoking and what owners,

Frank Higginson, Chris Iron's and guest Bronwyn Rule discuss building defects in strata complexes. A deep dive into the definition of "building defects" as well as the possible outcomes and

Many people believe their body corporate is dysfunctional, but is it really and even if it was, what can you do about it? Join Frank Higginson and Chris Irons for

How to ensure your communication in bodies corporate isn't misconstrued.

This week the Government announced a stimulus package available for "renos" - The stimulus package is aimed at encouraging spending in building and construction. Find out the implications for bodies

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We provide help and advice to everyone involved in strata and body corporate including body corporate and strata managers, resident managers, committee members, lot owners and residents.

Contact details

Phone: (07) 3193 0500
Address: Ground Floor/108 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Office Hours
Monday to Friday: 7:30am–5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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