Area of expertise

Commercial Law

  • Property & Development
  • Workplace Law

Insurance Law

  • Builders Warranty
  • Life, Disability & Travel Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Property & Industrial Special Risk Claims
  • Public & Product Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Risk, Safety & Compliance

Emma Reilly

Partner LLB (Hons), BCom, LLM

office Canberra
phone +61 2 6210 4216

Emma has 20 years’ experience across property transactions, leasing, commercial litigation and insurance law.

Emma’s clients include financial institutions and Canberra-based property developers, builders and businesses. She supervises the conveyancing, leasing and building and construction matters undertaken by our Canberra team.

Emma has extensive ‘hands on’ experience in providing full conveyancing services for acquisitions and disposals of residential and commercial property, including off-the-plan, in the ACT and southern NSW.

Emma has acted for property developers in the acquisition of blocks of land for re-development, including drafting of marketing and sales contracts and special conditions for house-land packages.

Emma has acted on mortgage advances and discharges including preparation of mortgage documents and attending to settlement, including preparing and certifying mortgage documentation and arranging settlements in advances, refinances and discharges. She also acts in mortgage recovery work including preparation of default notices and issuing proceedings for possession of properties.

Emma is a Board member for a tenancy management and housing provider for disabled people.

Emma’s commercial practice extends to leasing and commercial dispute resolution.

The 2020 edition of renowned legal directory The Legal 500 notes our Property team as having ‘considerable expertise and knowledge in property/leasing issues and are responsive especially when there are strict time frames’ and ‘The team is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and good value’.


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Professional Membership

  • ACT Law Society
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Law Society of NSW
  • MusicACT – Board member
  • Roundabout Canberra – Board member