JRA Legal and Conveyancing, one of the top conveyancer firms in Newcastle NSW. Whether you are  buying or selling property, our top conveyancer & property lawyer will carefully guide you through the property minefield. Looking after you from start to finish of your transaction. As a top conveyancer in Newcastle NSW, we pride ourselves on putting our clients first, always. We look after clients  from Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley areas.

When a property changes ownership the legal process of that change is called conveyancing. This process can be completed by either a solicitor or a conveyancer. Many people don’t know the difference between the two. The difference is subtle yet significant.  Experienced property buyers who have bought and sold  many properties in their time, may not exactly know what a conveyancer does. By exploring the roles a conveyancer and a solicitor, we can see the  differences that exist between a licensed conveyancer and a practising solicitor.

So what does this role involve? Why does it matter whether

you work with a solicitor or a conveyancer?


A licensed conveyancer must have completed a minimum of 2 years study at the tertiary level on real property law, obtaining qualifications such as an Advanced Diploma of conveyancing. A licensed conveyancer must also have completed at least 2 years’ practical experience in conveyancing work, including at least 1 year under the supervision of a licensed conveyancer. A licensed conveyancer specialises in ‘real property’ related law. A conveyancing lawyer has the skills and experience to undertake the legal work involved in a conveyancing transaction.


A conveyancing solicitor must have completed a minimum of 4 years study at the tertiary level to obtain a Bachelor of Laws. A conveyancing solicitor or lawyer can practice in many areas of law,    they have specific knowledge about property law, including conveyancing. Lawyers also have a broader knowledge of the law in general. A conveyancing solicitor has the skills and experience to undertake the legal work involved in a conveyancing transaction. If the transaction goes pair shaped a solicitor may have the expertise and credentials to handle the issue, whereas a conveyancer would need to refer it to other lawyers or solicitors. The key distinction between these two types of professionals lies in the legal expertise. If you do decide to use a conveyancer instead of solicitor, it’s important to be aware of the differences.

Most crucially, there are certain tasks related to property transactions and real property law that can only be executed by a lawyer. This means that as your solicitor, we can advise you as our client on all aspects of a conveyance, and also on issues that might arise relating to the conveyance. 

These could include things like:

Certifying and managing paperwork when a power of attorney is required to sign a property sale contract. Advising on the potential tax or family planning implications of a property transaction.

Giving guidance on how the sale of a property might impact your divorce proceedings. Overall, the range of services we provide as qualified lawyers means our services expand into other areas of property and contract law, including tax, equity and deceased estates. This gives you as a property buyer or seller the peace of mind that no matter what situation unfolds throughout your property experience, we can offer a full range of advisory services. As one of the top conveyancers in Newcastle NSW, you can be rest assured JRA Legal and Conveyancing has got you covered.








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Coorumbung Rd,

Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292, 

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