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John Brophy

John Brophy


Phone: (02) 9291 7148

International Phone: (+61 2) 9291 7148

Location: Sydney

Over his 55-year legal career, John has focused particularly on property law and an authority in this area of practice.

John has had wide experience in all aspects of property law; particularly in commercial property development, joint ventures, commercial and retail leasing for both government and private clients.

John’s property clients include many of the most prominent companies and public bodies in Australia, including ALDI Stores, Leighton Properties, GIO, Jennings, State Property NSW.

John has worked on some of the most significant property development projects in Sydney. This includes Westpac Bank’s international, national and state headquarters in Sydney. When completed in 2006, the project was the biggest commercial office development completed in Australia.

John has also significant expertise in the area of probate and general commercial law.

Key Professional Achievements

  • John has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sydney and was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1960.
  • He was a partner at Holman Webb & Co for ten years and a partner in Brophy Bridge & Mirow for 33 years.
  • Prior to his partnership at Holman Webb & Co, John was employed for three years in the Companies Branch of the Registrar General’s Department (now ASIC), three years in the Ministerial Office of the Department of Attorney General and of Justice, five years with Dawson Waldron Edwards & Nichols (now Blake Dawson) and five years a partner at Waterford McFarlane & Brophy of Coonamble.
  • John joined Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2010 as Special Counsel.

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