is what we do.


Property, Planning, Construction and Litigation, is what we do. Our promise is to provide our clients with the level of service and expertise commensurate with our combined experience of more than 40 years’ in these industries, with value based fees and exceptional personal service. 

We can do this by focusing on what we know and what we do well. We understand that you don’t want a lawyer that talks in riddles and sends you unexpected bills.  You want practical, clear advice and you want it when you need it.  Ready Hocking Law understands and delivers the timely, efficient service that you deserve.

Our Services

Ready Hocking Law is committed to providing expert services to corporate and institutional owners and property developers as well as individuals engaged in property ownership and development.  We advise on a broad range of property transactions, from assessment of a possible acquisition to the resolution of planning and environment disputes and the conduct of related proceedings.  We have extensive expertise and regularly provide clients with representation and advice on:

  • broad acre subdivisions
  • multi-unit developments from acquisition, planning, contract to settlement or sale
  • resort development and management
  • CBD building and development, site acquisitions, refurbishment and leasing
  • industrial acquisitions and developments including leasing and disposal
  • strata titled developments, tourist developments, commercial and office developments
  • small and major shopping centre purchases, sales and leasing
  • mixed use developments
Leasing – Retail, Commercial and Industrial
  • negotiating the commercial and legal terms of leases
  • drafting retail, commercial and industrial leases
  • advice following breach of a lease
  • advice on the termination or surrender of a lease
Property Development and Project Structuring
  • due diligence to accurately map out possible development opportunities
  • applications for material change of use, reconfiguration or a change of a condition on a current decision
  • applications to the planning and environment Court for extensions of time
  • liaising with third party service providers such as surveyors, town planners and body corporate managers
  • negotiating conditions of land use approval
  • negotiating and drafting construction contracts, development agreements, sale contracts, community management statements, building management statements and all disclosure documents and statements
Body Corporate and Community Title
  • drafting creation documents such as community title statements, building management statements, facilities agreements and management agreements
  • advising developers in respect of management rights issues
  • acting for body corporates, managers and lot owners and advising on scheme issues
  • providing representation in disputes between managers, lot owners and the


Matthew Hocking


Matthew was a civil engineer who started studying law to get a better understanding of the construction industry and in doing so, found a preference for the law.  He advises and represents clients in all forms of commercial litigation and risk, particularly in relation to property and construction disputes, contract matters, banking and finance disputes, security enforcement, Competition & Consumer Law and franchise disputes. Matthew also advises and represents clients in insolvency matters, body corporate disputes and adjudications under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act.

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Kathleen Ready


Kathleen has a deep interest in all aspects of property development. Kathleen practises in all areas of Property law from drafting novel transaction documents to the construction and sale of large commercial and/or residential sites.  Including regularly advising on and appearing in Planning and Environment Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Court of Appeal (Qld) and Land Court matters.

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Danielle Booth



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Kristy Hansen


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Contact Us

  • Address
    Level 9
    420 George Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000

    PO Box 12040 | George Street Qld 4003

  • Phone
    +61 403 180 001
    +61 411 207 091

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