Michael Hewett - a Sydney, NSW Lawyer

Pikes & Verekers Lawyers

02 9262 6175
Areas of Practice:

  • Local government law
  • Property law
  • Compulsory acquisitions and valuation law
  • Commercial law
  • General litigation
Academic Qualifications:

  • BA 1971, University of Sydney
  • LLB 1974, University of Sydney
Admission Details:

  • New South Wales 1974
Career Highlights:

Michael has acted in the following significant matters:

  • Seaton v Mosman Municipal Council 98 LGERA 81 (Court of Appeal). Consideration of the community land provisions of the Local Government Act 1993.
  • Macquarie University v Ryde Municipal Council 35 LGRA 267 (Court of Appeal). Consideration of rating exemption provisions of the Local Government Act, 1919.
  • Acting for Mosman Council in conjunction with the developer of Bridgepoint, Mosman incorporating a stratum over Military Road, Mosman.
  • "Norfolk Green" – 60 lot community title development by Ryde City Council at North Ryde.
  • Acted for Mosman Council in supervising stratum and strata development at Mosman involving exchanges of Council land for stratums in the developments.
  • Acted for Willoughby Council in multi-million dollar claim following resumption of Council land at Chatswood Station by Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation.  
Employment History:

  • 2001 - current:  Partner and Special Counsel, Pikes & Verekers Lawyers
  • 1976 - 2001:  Partner, Hill Thomson & Sullivan
  • 1974 - 1976:  Solicitor, Shaw Lewis & Co.
  • 1972 - 1974:  Articled Clerk, Beston & Riordan


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