Accredited Specialist in Property Law

An Accredited Specialist in Property Law is a lawyer who has been recognised as a specially competent practitioner in property law and conveyancing.

Less than 0.5% of the lawyers in New South Wales have been recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Property Law. 

In order to be awarded the title of Accredited Specialist in Property Law, a lawyer must meet the following criteria:

  1. They must have practised as a lawyer for at least five years.
  2. Their last three years (at minimum) must have been spent practising predominantly in property law.
  3. They must pass a series of rigorous peer reviewed assessments which are conducted by the Law Society of NSW. The assessments include mock client files, sit down examinations, interview panels, and reference checks.
  4. If a lawyer is awarded the title of Accredited Specialist in Property Law, they must maintain their accreditation by complying with additional ongoing training and development, as well as having to re-apply for accreditation each year.

Being recognised as an Accredited Specialist is a commitment to achieving the highest of professional standards. It’s a mark of excellence within the legal profession.


Our Team of Accredited Specialists in Property Law

The rigorous assessment process that each of our Accredited Specialists has undergone to achieve their accreditation ensures that every client of Thornton + King receives the highest standards of specialised advice in property law and conveyancing.

Whether you’re buying, selling, or leasing property, our team of Accredited Specialist property lawyers are here to help you achieve superior outcomes. Thornton + King’s team of Accredited Specialists provide clear and concise legal advice for property transactions and disputes.

Accredited Specialists in Property Law

Karunn Shahani – Principal Lawyer – Accredited Specialist in Property Law

Karunn Shahani | Property Lawyer Sydney

Karunn is one of Sydney’s leading property and business lawyers. Acting as the Principal lawyer of Thornton + King, he is responsible for leading a team of exceptional lawyers on a range of property and business law matters.


Sarah Newman – Principal Lawyer – Accredited Specialist in Property Law
Sarah Newman | Property Lawyer Sydney

Sarah has over 20 years’ experience practising predominantly in property law, including but not limited to, residential and commercial conveyancing for purchasers and vendors, commercial, retail and industrial leasing for tenants and landlords.

Richard Harvey – Special Counsel – Accredited Specialist in Property Law
Richard Harvey - Accredited Specialist in Property Law

Richard has over 30 years of experience in estate planningdebt recoverylitigation, and property law.

Richard is one of the few lawyers in the country who, following a series of structured peer to peer assessments carried out by the Law Society of New South Wales, has been awarded the title of Accredited Specialist in Property Law.

Property: Property Law & Conveyancing

How our Accredited Specialists have been helping our clients. 

Thornton + King’s team of Accredited Specialists bring their expertise and years of experience to the unique circumstances of your matter.

Our commitment to excellence is evidenced through our proven track record, our 200+ five star testimonials, client success stories, and a portfolio of returning happy clients.


Get in touch today

At Thornton + King our team of results driven lawyers are here to deliver and achieve the best possible outcome for you on your property law and conveyancing matters.

We are available to provide advice in person or online, give us a call or submit an enquiry now!


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How can we help you?

Our lawyers have expertise in all kinds of law. Select any of our practice areas below to learn more, or call us to discuss how we can help you.


When you work with an Accredited Specialist you know that you are dealing with some of the best legal practitioners in Australia. This means we have the knowledge and experience to better help you to achieve your outcomes.

You can find the Specialist Accreditation logo, the words ‘Accredited Specialist’ or the abbreviation ‘Acc Spec (area of law)’ after a solicitor’s name – on their letterhead or promotional material. 

You can also check their entry in the Register of Solicitors on the website of the Law Society of NSW to see whether a lawyer has been recognised as an Accredited Specialist.

Thornton + King has Accredited Specialist lawyers in both Property Law and Family Law, meaning that we have some of the best lawyers in Sydney available to act on your conveyancing or your divorce proceedings.

Our expert lawyers also have deep expertise in:

What our clients say…

We found the company very efficient providing straight and efficient responces when required.

Scott Howison

Professional, efficient and great communication.

Sarah MacLeod

Excellent support from Karun and his team (especially Alan). Knowledgeable team with only short waiting times to provide advice.

Usama Munir

Very professional and thorough, with clear communication and attention to detail. Highly recommended.

Rishi Sahgal

Professional,timely help from both Vanessa and Andy ,make the project way easier for us !

Connie Lee

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