Ben Harris

Willis & Bowring Solicitors
0018 5259 (20)
Level 21, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Areas of Practice
Commercial, Conveyancing, Corporate & Commercial, Property

Ben Harris, a legal luminary admitted as a solicitor in February 2004, has emerged as a pivotal figure within the legal realm. In 2018, he embarked on a new chapter of his illustrious career, joining the esteemed ranks of Willis & Bowring. Prior to this, Ben’s legal journey took him through prestigious corridors, including a tenure as a solicitor at PricewaterhouseCoopers and several Sydney-based mid-tier law firms, where he honed his expertise and developed a profound understanding of the legal landscape.

Within the firm, Ben serves as an indispensable cornerstone of the Property division, contributing over 15 years of unwavering commitment to the practice of property and commercial law. His multifaceted experience encompasses a comprehensive spectrum of real estate transactions, where he excels in providing astute counsel and guidance. Some of his notable areas of proficiency include:

  • Real Estate Transactions: Ben’s adeptness extends to the sale and purchase of commercial, retail, and industrial properties, as well as the development of greenfield sites. His meticulous approach ensures that every facet of these transactions is meticulously addressed, providing clients with sound legal advice and seamless execution.
  • Lease Transactions: Commercial, retail, and residential lease transactions are well within Ben’s purview. His comprehensive understanding of lease intricacies enables clients to navigate these often-complex agreements with ease and confidence.
  • Subdivisions and Easements: Ben is well-versed in the preparation and registration of subdivisions, easements, and covenants, pivotal elements in real estate development and property management.
  • Residential Conveyancing: With a keen eye for detail, Ben manages residential conveyancing transactions, ensuring that buyers and sellers alike experience a smooth and secure transfer of property ownership.

In addition to his prowess in property law, Ben’s expertise extends to other facets of commercial law:

  • Planning and Development: Ben adeptly addresses planning and development issues, providing strategic counsel to navigate regulatory landscapes and maximize the potential of development projects.
  • Business and Corporate Transactions: He handles the intricate sale and purchase of businesses and companies, guiding clients through the complexities of these transactions with precision.
  • Loan and Security Documentation: Ben specializes in the preparation of loan and security documentation, ensuring that these critical legal instruments are meticulously crafted to protect his clients’ interests. His expertise also extends to the stamping and registration of securities.
  • Due Diligence Investigations: Ben conducts due diligence investigations, a vital aspect of any transaction, to provide clients with a comprehensive understanding of potential risks and opportunities.

Ben’s diverse clientele includes individuals, private companies, and property developers. His ability to tailor his legal advice to meet the unique needs of each client underscores his versatility and dedication to delivering customised solutions.

Notably, Ben’s roots run deep in the Sutherland Shire, where he has not only established himself as a legal authority but also as a cherished member of the community. Having grown up in the area and now raising his family here, he possesses an intimate knowledge of the region, its people, and its legal landscape, making him an invaluable asset to Willis & Bowring and its clients.

Mediation packages

SizeSuite forHalf DayFull Day
2-3 Rooms
– 1 boardroom
– 2 separation rooms
2-3 Party Mediations$660$1,320
4 Rooms
– 1 boardroom
– 3 separation rooms
4 Party Mediation$815$1,600
6 Rooms
– 1 boardroom
– 5 separation rooms
5-6 Party Mediation$1,100$2,195
6+ Room Upon requestUpon request

Additional Spaces

Clarence is capable of hosting anywhere between 1 to 60 people, with spaces tailored to your needs.

SizeHourly RateHalf-day rateFull-day rate
4 pax$40$140$280
6 – 8 pax$55$190$1,600
10 – 12 pax$80$280$560
40 pax$130$455$910

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The Promoter is Clarence Professional Group (Melbourne) Pty Ltd, L11, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 ABN 81 624 440 400 (the Promoter).
  2. Entry into the competition constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  3. Entry is open to all VIC, NSW and QLD residents of 18 years of age or older except any employees of the Promoter and their immediate families, orany existing office and virtual members (or their related entities) of the Promoter.
  4. The competition closes at 11:59PM on the 1st March 2024. The winner will be announced on the 8th March 2024.
  5. To enter the competition, participants need to submit their entry at via the website form, or other accepted methods of entry provided by Clarence. One entry is allowed per entrant. Verified business email address required. Complete details are required (first and last name, phone number, work email, city, company name).
  6. Competition entries will be evaluated during the 2nd and 8th of March at Clarence Professional Offices at Level 33, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
  7. The winner will be notified by email and phone call by a representative of the Promoter. The competition winner will also be announced on Clarence Professional Offices’ social media channels. By entering this competition, the winner provides their consent to being announced on Clarence Professional Offices’ social media channels.
  8. Winner selection criteria is determined via random draw. All decisions are final.
  9. Prize details: the prize is a 6-month license fee agreement for a 2-person serviced office space one of the following Clarence Professional Office spaces -Level 33, 385 Bourke St, Melbourne, Level 11, 65 York St, Sydney or 95 North Quay, Brisbane. The value of the prize is $9,500 (incl. GST) (the Prize). A security deposit is applicable to redemption of the prize, refundable at the end of the license agreement, pending standard terms and conditions of Clarence Office License Agreements. The security deposit is calculated at 2 months of the list price for the serviced office offered as the competition prize. Location of prize is subject to change at any time in the Promoter’s sole discretion.
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  12. If the prize winner requires a larger serviced office space, the prize value can be credited towards an agreement for a larger space for an equal or longer lease period. Larger spaces are subject to availability and are at the sole discretion of the Promoter.
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