Peter Barakate

Peter Barakate

HWL Ebsworth

Recognized since 2022

Sydney, Australia

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law

Native Title Law

Real Property Law

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Peter is an Accredited Specialist in Property Law. He combines unparalleled technical knowledge of NSW property law with practical experience across the diverse spectrum of property transactions occurring in business and in government.

One of Peter’s main areas of practice is acting for state-owned corporations and local government authorities on compulsory acquisitions of freehold land and easements. Peter brings to this work a deep understanding of the complex legislative and procedural environment in which each of his government clients operate, including local government, electricity and water.

Another niche area of practice for Peter is the law of easements and covenants, subdivisions, caveats and issues relating to public roads and Crown land.

Peter is called to provide expert evidence in professional negligence cases and regularly assists individuals and owners corporations to resolve strata disputes in NCAT. Peter frequently speaks at industry events on a diverse range of property transactions including compulsory acquisitions, public-private partnerships and Crown land.

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Sydney University)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Sydney University)
  • Accredited Specialist in Property Law
  • Member of the Specialist Accreditation – Property Law Advisory Committee
  • Member of Law Society of NSW

Specific areas of focus

  • Property Law – acquisitions and disposals, leases and licences, easements, covenants and restrictions, Crown land, stratum and strata subdivision of land, and public roads.
  • Government Law – compulsory acquisition, direct negotiations, voluntary planning agreements and public/private partnerships.

Contact & Links
  • Level 14
    Australia Square
    264-278 George Street
    Sydney NSW 2000

HWL Ebsworth

Sydney, Australia

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2025 for work in:
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Native Title Law
  • Real Property Law


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