Retail and commercial leasing workshop

Course ID CN200333_PRO1

  • Face to Face
  • 2.5
  • Foundation

In this practical two-hour workshop, our expert facilitator Anthony Herro, Principal, Herro Solicitors will share his insights, strategies and essential knowledge at an introductory level in order to build the foundation of your leasing practice.

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the legal perspectives of both the owner and tenant 
  • Understand how to interpret leases and the impact of drafting 
  • Receive knowledge on significant leasing reforms, development and trends  

The facilitator: 

Anthony Herro, Principal, Herro Solicitors 

50% discount for New Lawyers

New Lawyers in their first three years of practice are eligible for a 50% discount off the full price of this program. This discount cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other discounts, including the alumni/Law Society member discount. Please quote NEWLAWYER at the checkout.

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Full Price $240.00

Alumni/Member Price $216.00


Start date:

20 March 2020

End date:

20 March 2020


8.45am - 11.15am


The College of Law,
Level 16, 111 Elizabeth Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000

About This Course




8.45am: Registration / Introduction Facilitator: Anthony Herro, Principal, Herro Solicitors


9.00am: Essential Steps when acting for Landlords and Tenants
  • Heads of Agreement
  • Key commercial terms
  • Does the Retail Leases Act apply?
  • Checklist – Retail Leases Act


10.00am: Morning tea and networking opportunity


10.15am: Critical Lease Issues
  • Incentives, options, market review, refurbishment
  • Demolition, relocation, disclosure statement requirements
  • Agreements for Lease and conditions precedent
  • Trading Hours, personal guarantees, turnover rent, mortgagee consent, market rent reviews
  • Costs of consent, assignment provisions, releases and indemnities, breach, notices, permitted use
  • Entire agreement clauses, category one costs


11.30am: Close


Designed for

This workshop is ideal for solicitors in general practice, commercial property lawyers, conveyancing specialists, senior executives of financial & property corporations, in-house counsel, lease administrators, lease managers and more.


Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirements of substantive law.


Presenter biography

Anthony Herro Principal, Herro Solicitors

Anthony is one of Sydney’s leading retail lease lawyers. He is Principal Solicitor at Herro Solicitors. He acts for clients in drafting, advising and negotiating leases and in resolving lease disputes. He possesses an in depth knowledge of Retail Leases Legislation (including the Retail Leases Act) and in property law in relation to leases. He has extensive experience in all aspects of retail and commercial leasing- including complex lease negotiations and resolution of lease disputes. His articles have been published in the New South Wales Law Society Journal and on international Law Society websites.

Anthony is appointed by parties under expert dispute resolution clauses in leases to act as an expert to determine retail lease disputes. Anthony’s advice is sought by Government Ministers and Government bodies to advise on proposed amendments to retail lease legislation. Anthony actively contributes and appears at Government enquiries on retail leasing.


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