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Edwina Renshaw

Special Counsel - Property

As a property specialist, Edwina has a keen appetite to tackle new challenges and navigate complex problems to achieve the best outcomes. Edwina has an enthusiastic approach to her work, and prides herself on her reliability and diligent commercial sense. 

Edwina specialises in commercial, industrial, retail and residential property law, and has a particular interest in large transactional property matters, development and State infrastructure projects.

She regularly advises high-profile private sector and government clients on a full range of real property matters including contracts for acquisitions and disposals, development agreements, agreements for lease, leases, leasebacks, licences and the creation of easements and covenants. In addition, Edwina also acts for a number of charitable organisations on a pro bono basis. 

She has invaluable insights gained from her 11 years’ experience as a lawyer, and is highly skilled in negotiating and finding solutions that align with commercial priorities. 

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Edwina was part of the real estate team at Clayton Utz.


Commercial, Retail and Residential Property Law; Acquisitions and Disposals; Development; Leasing



  • Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, Property Team of the Year, 2020 



  • Bachelor of Law, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resources), University of New England
  • Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales and High Court of Australia



  • Acted for Woolworths Group on the construction and leasing of two major purpose-built distribution centres. Also advised on the portfolio sale of Woolworths’ petrol station business for $1.7 billion, which comprised of 540 petrol station premises. 
  • Acted for Sydney Metro to acquire a large number of properties (both residential and commercial) and easements by agreement along the Sydney Metro North West rail corridor. 
  • Acted for a Receiver and Manager in its disposal of a 2.7-hectare site development for $68.5 million. 
  • Acted for Doma Group in their acquisition of a 99-year lease of a stratum lot above the Clarence Street entrance to Wynyard Station. 
  • Acted on the acquisition of a 50% interest in a construction and development project of a premium A grade office building.