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Amalgamation with GDP Law

18th August 2023

Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers (BAGL), a national law firm specialising in strata, property and commercial law, today announced a merger with GDP Law in Sydney. Gerard Doyle, the principal of GDP Law will be joining BAGL as a partner of their NSW office from 1 September 2023.

Gerard Doyle has more than 20 years experience in strata and property law. He is a well-respected expert in the strata sector, having presented at numerous conferences both in Australia and overseas. He sits on the Council of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers and has participated in research projects, including with the City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

CEO of BAGL David Bugden said the recruitment of Gerard Doyle as a partner in their NSW office and the merger with GDP Law further bolsters the firm’s litigation and advisory capabilities in Sydney and throughout NSW.

“Like other strategic talent acquisitions we have made over the last few years, Gerard is a highly regarded legal expert in strata and property law, having specialised in this area for over 20 years. We have worked with and against Gerard on complicated matters in the past and seen first-hand his results-focused approach to legal work. This aligns with our values and so we’re excited to welcome Gerard into the NSW partnership.”

This is the third law firm Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers have acquired over the past 2 years, cementing themselves as one of the largest specialist strata and property law firms in Australia.

Gerard Doyle described his reasons for the merger and his excitement for the opportunities the combination presents for him and his clients.

“Having worked with some of BAGL’s partners over recent years, I have watched with interest the impressive team they were assembling. The opportunity to join this national firm and be part of the management team was an easy one.

This amalgamation also means I can offer my existing clients some exciting and efficient services underpinned by smart new technologies.” Mr Doyle commented.

Gerard Doyle and his existing clients commence with BAGL from 1 September 2023.