Willis & Bowring

Conveyancing

Willis & Bowring excels as a leading provider of conveyancing services in the St George and Sutherland areas. Our team, led by Ben Harris, Dean Stell, and Elaine Tang, boasts a strong reputation built on referrals from local real estate agents and satisfied clients who value our expertise and professionalism.

We specialise in a range of conveyancing services, including:

  • Sale and purchase of property
  • Building Developments
  • Strata Title
  • Options and sale of Options
  • Purchasing from plan

Our expertise extends to assisting builders and developers, handling all aspects related to property transactions such as easements, covenants, and resumptions. At Willis & Bowring, we understand the intricacies of conveyancing and are dedicated to providing efficient solutions and comprehensive representation. Whether you’re buying or selling property, dealing with deed transfers, or navigating property laws, our team is committed to ensuring a seamless and successful transaction for you.

Conveyancing Specialists


Ben Harris

Partner | Property & Commercial Solicitor

Ben Harris

Partner | Property & Commercial Solicitor

E: bharris@willisbowring.com.au

Ben Harris, a legal luminary admitted as a solicitor in February 2004, has emerged as a pivotal figure within the legal realm. In 2018, he embarked on a new chapter of his illustrious career, joining the esteemed ranks of Willis & Bowring. Prior to this, Ben’s legal journey took him through prestigious corridors, including a tenure as a solicitor at PricewaterhouseCoopers and several Sydney-based mid-tier law firms, where he honed his expertise and developed a profound understanding of the legal landscape.
 
Within the firm, Ben serves as an indispensable cornerstone of the Property division, contributing over 15 years of unwavering commitment to the practice of property and commercial law. His multifaceted experience encompasses a comprehensive spectrum of real estate transactions, where he excels in providing astute counsel and guidance. Some of his notable areas of proficiency include:

– Real Estate Transactions: Ben’s adeptness extends to the sale and purchase of commercial, retail, and industrial properties, as well as the development of greenfield sites. His meticulous approach ensures that every facet of these transactions is meticulously addressed, providing clients with sound legal advice and seamless execution.
 
– Lease Transactions: Commercial, retail, and residential lease transactions are well within Ben’s purview. His comprehensive understanding of lease intricacies enables clients to navigate these often-complex agreements with ease and confidence.
 
– Subdivisions and Easements: Ben is well-versed in the preparation and registration of subdivisions, easements, and covenants, pivotal elements in real estate development and property management.
 
– Residential Conveyancing: With a keen eye for detail, Ben manages residential conveyancing transactions, ensuring that buyers and sellers alike experience a smooth and secure transfer of property ownership.
 
In addition to his prowess in property law, Ben’s expertise extends to other facets of commercial law:
 
– Planning and Development: Ben adeptly addresses planning and development issues, providing strategic counsel to navigate regulatory landscapes and maximize the potential of development projects.
 
– Business and Corporate Transactions: He handles the intricate sale and purchase of businesses and companies, guiding clients through the complexities of these transactions with precision.
 
– Loan and Security Documentation: Ben specializes in the preparation of loan and security documentation, ensuring that these critical legal instruments are meticulously crafted to protect his clients’ interests. His expertise also extends to the stamping and registration of securities.
 
– Due Diligence Investigations: Ben conducts due diligence investigations, a vital aspect of any transaction, to provide clients with a comprehensive understanding of potential risks and opportunities.
 
Ben’s diverse clientele includes individuals, private companies, and property developers. His ability to tailor his legal advice to meet the unique needs of each client underscores his versatility and dedication to delivering customised solutions.
 
Notably, Ben’s roots run deep in the Sutherland Shire, where he has not only established himself as a legal authority but also as a cherished member of the community. Having grown up in the area and now raising his family here, he possesses an intimate knowledge of the region, its people, and its legal landscape, making him an invaluable asset to Willis & Bowring and its clients.
 
Brochure Profile – (Less than 150 words)
As a seasoned Solicitor since 2004, Ben boasts over two decades of expertise in property matters and commercial law transactions. His extensive experience spans a diverse clientele, catering to individuals, private companies, and property developers, with a remarkable ability to customise legal advice to meet specific needs.
 
In property matters, Ben navigates a wide range of transactions, from residential to commercial real estate, providing precise guidance in acquisitions, sales, leases, and property development. His profound understanding of property law ensures clients receive effective solutions tailored to their objectives.
 
Within the realm of Commercial Law, Ben excels in structuring agreements, risk mitigation, and facilitating successful transactions. His approach aligns seamlessly with clients’ business objectives, safeguarding their interests throughout the legal process.
 
With Ben’s dedication to excellence, client-centric approach, and adaptability, he is a trusted legal advisor known for delivering tailored solutions and successful outcomes.

Benjamin Harris, is a member of the Property division at Willis & Bowring since 2018, boasts over 15 years of proficiency in property and commercial law, having previously sharpened his acumen at firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers. Deeply rooted in the Sutherland Shire, he expertly navigates various facets of real estate transactions and commercial endeavours, offering tailored advice to individuals, private companies, and property developers alike.

Dean Stell

Senior Solicitor

Dean Stell

Senior Solicitor

E: dstell@willisbowring.com.au
LLM (Applied Law) Wills & Estates.

Dean Stell brings to the distinguished team at Willis & Bowring with a wealth of experience cultivated over the course of three decades. Prior to becoming an integral part of our firm, Dean successfully ran his own practice, earning a reputation for his exceptional expertise in a trio of paramount legal domains: conveyancing, commercial law, and intellectual property law.
 
With more than 30 years of hands-on experience, Dean Stell has honed his craft to perfection, becoming a sought-after authority in the legal landscape. His primary focus revolves around crafting meticulously tailored contracts designed to safeguard and fortify businesses’ most precious assets, preserve invaluable business information, and ensure the harmonious operation of shareholder and partnership agreements.
 
Intellectual Property:
Dean’s proficiency in intellectual property law is a testament to his commitment to protecting the creative endeavours and innovations of businesses and individuals alike. He navigates the intricate terrain of trademark, copyright, and patent law with precision, ensuring that his clients’ intellectual property rights are upheld and vigorously defended.
 
Business Legal Services:
Dean’s unparalleled expertise in commercial law extends to a wide array of business legal services. His adeptness in drafting contracts, negotiating complex agreements, and resolving disputes empowers businesses to thrive with the utmost legal protection and strategic guidance. Dean is not just a legal advisor; he is a strategic partner dedicated to the growth and success of his clients’ enterprises.
 
Conveyancing:
Dean’s extensive experience in conveyancing is marked by a meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to seamless property transactions. His comprehensive approach ensures that both buyers and sellers navigate the intricacies of property law with ease, from contract drafting to settlement, allowing them to make sound real estate investments with confidence.
 
Dean brings forth a wealth of knowledge and a track record of excellence in the realms of intellectual property, commercial law, and conveyancing. With Dean’s guidance, our clients can rest assured that their legal needs are met with the utmost professionalism, experience, and dedication to achieving optimal results.
 
At Willis & Bowring, we are proud to offer a comprehensive suite of legal services, and Dean’s presence further enhances our ability to provide exceptional legal solutions tailored to your unique needs.
 
 
Brochure Profile:
Dean Stell, a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in conveyancing, commercial law, and intellectual property law, is a vital part of the firm of Willis & Bowring. Prior to this, Dean successfully operated his own practice for several years, gaining extensive knowledge and expertise in his field. Dean specialises in the art of crafting contracts that safeguard valuable business information, ensuring the protection of intellectual property rights.
Additionally, he excels in the creation of effective shareholder agreements and partnership agreements, which are crucial for the smooth functioning and success of businesses. With his profound understanding of these legal matters, Dean Stell offers a range of related services, including intellectual property law, business legal services, and conveyancing, to cater to the diverse needs of clients.

Dean Stell comes to Willis & Bowring after many years running his own practice and with over 30 years experience in conveyancing, commercial law and intellectual property law. Dean’s expertise is in drafting contracts to protect valuable business information, effective shareholder agreements, and partnership agreements.

Elaine Tang

Licenced Conveyancer

Elaine Tang

Licenced Conveyancer

E: etang@willisbowring.com.au

Elaine acquired her Conveyancer’s License in 2004 while serving as a legal secretary. Her career has been marked by diverse experiences in several firms, where she concentrated on residential conveyancing, mortgagee in possession matters, and off-the-plan conveyancing. In October 2018, Elaine became a valued member of our team after successfully running her own conveyancing business for nine years in the St George district.
 
Outside the professional realm, Elaine is a devoted mother to two children and finds joy in the realms of literature and music during her leisure time. Notably, she possesses proficiency in reading and writing Chinese and is fluent in Mandarin. Her cultural aptitude and linguistic skills add a valuable dimension to our team, ensuring effective communication and understanding in diverse contexts.

Since obtaining her Conveyancer’s License in 2004, Elaine has amassed extensive experience in various firms, specialising in residential conveyancing before establishing her own business in the St George district. A fluent Mandarin speaker who can read and write Chinese, she joined our firm in October 2018, and enjoys reading and music in her time away from her busy career and parenting duties.

Tess Eecen

Solicitor

Tess Eecen

Solicitor

Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations

Tess joined Willis & Bowring in 2022, as a graduate Solicitor in our Property Team.

She completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations at the University of Wollongong in 2020. Tess completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with a Distinction average in 2022 and holds a Certificate of Legal Tech and Business Skills. Tess aspires to specialise in Property Law.

Tess’s key areas of interest are:-
– The sale and purchase of commercial, retail and industrial property.
– Residential conveyancing.
– Sale and purchase of businesses and companies.
– Commercial and retail lease transactions.

Tess is a competent and ambitious graduate who brings to our busy team, a passion and drive to strive for excellence and produce meaningful results and ensure satisfaction for our clients. She is enthusiastic and eager to grow her career defining her skills in the legal industry.

After growing up overseas, Tess has established her roots in the Sutherland Shire and has worked in the local real estate industry for over 6 years. Outside of work Tess enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending the gym regularly.

In 2022, Tess joined the esteemed Property & Commercial Team here at Willis & Bowring. Her educational background is impressive, having graduated with credit averages in both a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) from the University of Wollongong in 2020, and achieving a distinction average in her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2022. Tess also holds a Certificate of Legal Tech and Business Skills, showcasing her commitment to staying at the forefront of legal innovation.

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