Jamie McDiarmid is a practical lawyer. He built Clearman Lawyers to be part of a strong community of happy, satisfied clients and businesspeople. The great majority of our clients come from word of mouth referrals. They hear about us from family, friends or their business contacts and they stay with us because we look after people in serious matters with care and humanity.

Please see a brief overview of some of Jamie’s favourite property, commercial and wills and estates experience below:

Commercial and Business
Wills and Estates


Buying or selling residential or commercial property including land, houses, warehouses whether existing property or land or off-the-plan

Jamie works well with property developers to solve hard property problems and get good outcomes in good timeframes:

– to manage financier requirements promptly and smoothly
– to manage risk and optimise their tax position by effective selection of entities
– assistance with due diligence, development approvals and titling
– working with banks, architects, real estate agents, town planners, surveyors and body corporate managers
– subdivide and amalgamate lots
– prepare binding sale contracts and body corporate disclosure
– working with QUU and councils to satisfy requirements
– draft or review Titles Office documentation requirements including easements, mortgages, General Consents, survey plans and body corporate CMS and meeting minutes
– management rights, caretaking and letting agreements
– settle large numbers of sales quickly and cost-effectively

Sale contracts and disclosure documents, stamp duty, entities

Preparing contract and body corporate documentation for multi-stage apartment complexes

Assisting with financier requirements

Certificates of Independent Legal Advice

Acting for liquidators and receiver managers in complex apartment sales where second mortgagee had taken over project

Drafting leases, expressions of interest, offers to lease and special conditions

Preparing retail shop lease documents for landlords and tenants

Advising landlords and tenants in commercial and retail shop leases

Advising clients in high value, complex property developments including effective structure of entities for joint venture and advice in regard to stamp duty

Advising clients in all aspects of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds from drafting and varying documents, liaising with lenders including sales, purchases, limited recourse borrowing arrangements and commercial leases

Drafting limited recourse Self-Managed Superannuation Fund loan documents

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Commercial and Business

Acting for veterinarians to purchase a veterinary hospital and commercial land whilst selling portions of existing business to business partners

Assisting clients with letters of offer to lease, commercial leases and franchise agreements

Advising clients in District Court litigation

Acting in business sales and purchases including share sales, restaurant purchases, security business assets and commercial warehouses

Advising clients in regard to due diligence, documentation for finance applications, drafting mortgages and commercial loans

Acting for clients in property and construction disputes including litigation, caveats and recovery

Assisting clients in negotiation and recovery of debts

PPSR charges.

Certificate of Independent Legal Advice

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Wills and Estates

Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Directives and Estate Administration

Acting for medical professionals in complex estate planning including trusts, investments and superannuation in the context of children from previous relationships

Advising clients in regard to Self-Managed Superannuation Fund deeds to ensure they line up effectively with their Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Drafting complex Testamentary Discretionary Trust Wills with multiple child beneficiaries

Assisting clients with Bloodline Trust Wills

Preparing Enduring Powers of Attorney for clients with specialised superannuation needs

Helping clients create effective Enduring Powers of Attorney to make sure that their intentions are clear and carried out by trusted advisers if capacity is lost

Assisting clients to develop considered and effective estate planning strategies including property, superannuation, insurance, shares and business assets including testamentary trusts and advice in regard to family maintenance provisions to protect their assets and ensure they are distributed according to their wishes

Helping clients to work through estate liabilities, including tax and other debts and gather in assets of estates including shares, Refundable Accomodation Deposits, insurance monies and property including Transmission Applications and Transfers

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