Commercial and property law


We conduct research into significant current and emerging issues involving commercial and property law, and their impact on the economy, the environment and society. We aim to influence government policy and law reform in these areas.

Members of our commercial and property law research program conduct high-impact nationally and internationally recognised research in:

  • e-commerce and e-information security in business and government
  • property law in relation to sustainability
  • property transactions
  • consumer credit
  • insolvency law.

Commercial and Property Law Research Centre


Evidence of research quality

ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) 2012 score:

  • 4 (above world standard) -
    • Law (FOR 1801).

ERA (Excellence in Research Australia) evaluates the quality of research undertaken in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks.

Developing new researchers

Research students
Early career researchers

Research income



Evidence of impact

  • Citation of books and articles in supreme courts, courts of appeal and High Court (Christensen and Duncan).
  • Invited to specialist property law consultancy in national law firm (Christensen and Duncan).
  • Chair of National E-Conveyancing Working Group for Law Council of Australia (Christensen).
  • Sessional member of Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Christensen).
  • Keynote speaker at National Property Law Conferences (Christensen).
  • Invited member of two Queensland Law Society Committees relating to Conveyancing Practice and Specialist Accreditation of Property Lawyers in Queensland (Christensen).

Research enquiries

Law research office