Shalini Sree


Shalini is an Accredited Specialist in Property Law Accredited Specialist Property Lawand practices in property and commercial law in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and New South Wales (NSW).

Shalini undertakes complex leasehold work in the ACT including advising on rural lease matters and acting for not-for-profit organisations in matters relating to concessional leases.

Despite her diminutive size, Shalini runs various large scale property and commercial transactions including advising national tertiary institutions, government, not-for-profit organisations and private sector organisations in their acquisition and divestment of various commercial and residential buildings. In 2016, Shalini was involved in one of the biggest property transactions in the ACT for the year involving the purchase of a $73 million property.

Shalini also works with surrounding NSW regional councils with their property related transactions including acquisition of property for road widening purposes, road closures and creation of new titles. Her knowledge of the NSW local government laws enables her to advise clients to avoid unforeseen issues before they become costly and difficult to resolve.

Recently, Shalini has been developing specialised knowledge in Energy Law. She undertakes specialised wind farm work for landowner groups in NSW and has been working with businesses installing large scale solar farms in the ACT and NSW region.

Shalini has a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the United Kingdom and Master of Laws from the Australian National University. She has had a varied career working with the Amnesty International in the UK and legal firms in the UK and Australia before joining elringtons in 2013. Shalini was appointed Director of elringtons in 2017, making her one of the youngest lawyer Director and first woman to become a partner in the firm’s 120 years of history. She was a finalist of the 2017 Canberra Women in Business – Young Businesswoman of the Year. She was also a finalist of the 2018 ACT Women Lawyer of the Year in the Private Practice category.

Shalini’s practice includes:

Property Law

  • Sale and purchase of residential and commercial property
  • Commercial leases
  • Easements and Right of Way

Commercial Law

  • Sale and purchase of business
  • Business structure and trusts
  • Corporations Act
  • Partnership
  • Shareholders Agreement

Energy Law

  • Wind Farm
  • Solar Farm

Healthcare Business

  • Sale and purchase of healthcare practices
  • Pharmacy Location Rules
  • Industry specific regulations

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Accredited Specialist (Property Law)
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the UK
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from ANU
  • Master of Laws from Australian National University
  • Member of the ACT Law Society
  • Member of ACT Women lawyers Association

Outside of her work hours (if there are any left), Shalini serves as a board member of Richmond Fellowship ACT, a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting men and women living with mental illness.

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