Sue Harris Partner

Sue has been in practice for more than 30 years, advising on all aspects of property investments, transactions, developments, leasing, disputes and operations. She has advised investors and developers in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors as well as landlords, tenants, owners’ corporations and farmers.

Sue’s practice has a significant focus on the hospitality industry including caravan parks, hotels and motels, and retirement villages. In particular, she has built up significant and in-depth experience in the Retirement Living industry where she acts for both the operators and residents. Sue’s clients include Aged Care facilities, Retirement Villages, and Lifestyle Villages (including Moveable Home Parks).

Sue has represented the farming and agribusiness industries and has built up significant experience in handling transactions, leases and seeking foreign investment approvals. Sue has a practical appreciation of the farming and agribusiness industries from operating her own farm in rural Victoria.

Sue’s Madgwicks Moment: When I worked 29 days straight (‘til late) to get a $70 million+ deal over the line for a client. It was hard, but worth it in the end to celebrate with the client and the other parties over a late supper at Syracuse!


  • Due Diligence on Large Acquisitions
  • Contract Drafting & Negotiations
  • Settlements
  • Leasing: Commercial, Industrial & Retail
  • Owners Corporations
  • Retirement Living
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Adverse Possession Claims
  • Agribusiness
  • Retirement Villages & Aged Care Facilities
  • Hospitality & Tourism
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