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Brett Fatches

Brett Fatches Special Counsel

Email: bfatches@codea.com.au

Phone: (02) 4983 4101

International Phone: (+61 2) 4983 4101

Location: Newcastle, Port Stephens


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Brett Fatches ran a large and varied practice in Port Stephens, which included a mix of court litigation, out-of-court dispute handling and legal advice in a wide range of areas. The Fatches practice has now been merged with Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, providing the Hunter with a strong, multi-disciplinary law firm.

Brett regularly deals with every manner of financial and corporate structure that may be used by people in the creation and maintenance of their property and wealth. This experience has helped to develop Brett’s long held interest in assisting people protect their assets and estates including the appointment of an Enduring Guardian and Power of Attorney.

Other areas of law that Brett specialises in, includes large and small property matters and negotiating contracts for sale and purchase for large acquisitions, including shopping centres and similar commercial centres.

Brett has also acted for licensed community based clubs and handled liquor licence applications and transfers. He has acted for clients in building dispute claims and resolutions for property owners and building companies. He has managed commercial transactions, including development management agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, trusts, corporate shareholders and other multi-party transactions.

Brett regularly appears before courts, tribunals and commissions.

“I believe it’s important to provide practical solutions for clients, with the emphasis on keeping matters as straight forward as possible and minimizing the risk of litigation in the future.”

Key Professional Achievements

  • Brett Fatches was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia in 1986.
  • Brett became a partner in a regional law firm in 1987 and successfully continued in that firm until joining Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2015.

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