Michelle Mullard


1993 Bachelor of Legal Studies

1993 Supreme Court NSW

Practice areas:
Corporate and Commercial

Memberships and industry participation:
New South Wales Law Society
Newcastle Law Society

Michelle has been practising as a lawyer for nearly 20 years, commencing her legal career as in-house counsel at a merchant bank in Sydney.  She commenced her career in private practice with Hunt & Hunt in Newcastle in 1995 before moving to Moray & Agnew as a Senior Associate in 2006.  In 2007, Michelle returned to an inhouse role as the Corporate Counsel of the ATB Morton Group of Companies in 2007.

Michelle works predominately in the areas of property and commercial law, however, her role as Corporate Counsel at ATB Morton Pty Ltd has extended her areas of practice to include building and construction and planning law.

Michelle’s property law experience includes:

  • All aspects of domestic and commercial conveyancing, including Old System and Torrens;
  • Property development including property development agreements and joint ventures;
  • Leasing – commercial, industrial and retail;
  • Subdivisions including drafting off the plan sales, drafting by-laws, s88B Instruments;
  • Strata, Neighbourhood & Community Title;
  • Crown leases;
  • Creation, extinguishment and variation of easements including compulsorily acquired easements under s88K of the Conveyancing Act 1919; and
  • Due diligence for property acquisition and finance

When working in private practice, Michelle acted for a range of clients including property developers, financial institutions, corporations and government authorities. For many years she acted for Defence Housing Authority where she was in charge of a legal team dealing with a high volume of matters ranging from acquisitions, sales, leasebacks and subdivisions.

T: +61 2 4929 7500  |  F: +61 2 4929 3611  |  E:

Reg Whare


1991 Diploma of Law (BAB)
1991 Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

1991 Supreme Court NSW
1992 High Court of Australia

Practice areas:
Commercial Disputes
Employment and Workplace Risk
Investigations and Critical Incident Management

Memberships and industry participation:
New South Wales Law Society
Newcastle Law Society
Australian Industrial Relations Society

Reg commenced his legal career in South Africa, working first for the Department of Justice in Cape Town and then in the legal department of the Coloured Development Corporation performing corporate and commercial law.

Upon emigrating to Australia in the 1980s, he worked in management positions with various corporations before commencing his legal career in Australia with Hunt & Hunt in January 1992.  He became a Partner with that firm in 1997 and managed the workers compensation and employment law practices in Hunt & Hunt’s Newcastle office.  In 2006 he became a foundation partner of Moray & Agnew’s Newcastle office.

He retired from Moray & Agnew in 2013 and, after a short break, joined Cantle Carmichael as a consultant in October 2013.

He has broad experience in all aspect of workplace accident law, acting for insurers, self-insurers and NSW Treasury Managed Fund and a number of Government Departments..

He is a highly experienced advocate, having successfully represented public and private sector clients before a range of State and Federal courts and tribunals including the Supreme Court, District Court, Workers Compensation Commission, Fair Work Commission and other tribunals.

T: +61 2 4929 7500  |  F: +61 2 4929 3611 |  E:

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