Leah Wright
Partner, Adelaide
I am a leading property law practitioner who advises clients across the full spectrum of commercial property transactions. This includes the development, acquisition, disposal and leasing of various types of property, including commercial, industrial, residential and retail sites.

Having worked with student accommodation providers and educational institutions for more than a decade, I am extremely passionate about the export potential of Australia’s higher education sector.

I also have a keen interest in the health industry, advising on complex site acquisition and development arrangements for hospital and day surgery projects in South Australia.

Drawing on my intimate knowledge of clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate, I offer pragmatic and practical advice they can trust.

Career highlights:

Higher Education

  • Represented a leading student accommodation provider in relation to the proposed development of a 1,000-bed facility as part of the $2.5 billion redevelopment of Darling Harbour
  • Advised a student accommodation provider for more than a decade in relation to site acquisitions, and the development and operation of its student accommodation facilities throughout Australia
  • Various educational institutions – assisted with the development of educational facilities throughout South Australia


  • Assisted developer to establish a 350 bed private hospital with day-patient facilities, including advising on site acquisition
  • Helped a landowner to negotiate and document the client’s agreement with a developer regarding a hospital, school and residential development