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Fiona Nelson



+61 2 4911 5492 +61 414 228 244

A senior property lawyer with significant in-house and private practice experience, Fiona is particularly valued by her large and diverse client base for her commercial and pragmatic approach to property development and transactions.


Fiona has extensive property sector experience, spanning acquisitions and disposals, bulk conveyancing, retail and commercial leasing, staged and mixed use developments, and strata and master planned communities.

She acts for a wide range of private and public sector clients, and for each she ensures consistently effective, timely and commercially astute advice. 

Fiona is the former Deputy Chair of the Property Council of Australia’s Hunter Future Directions Committee, and is a current member of the Hunter Region Committee of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

Admitted to practice in NSW and Queensland, and the High Court of Australia, Fiona joined Moray & Agnew in 2016.

Fiona’s previous experience as in-house General Counsel for Australia’s largest master planned community, brought a deep understanding of the property development sector.


Awards / Accolades

The 2020 edition of renowned legal directory The Legal 500 Asia Pacific confirms our Property team has “considerable expertise and knowledge in property/leasing issues and are responsive especially when there are strict time frames” and “The team is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and good value”.

Ranked in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® in Australia list for Real Property Law since 2024. 



  • Bachelor of Laws, 2000, University of Canberra
  • Bachelor of Commerce, 2000, University of Canberra
  • Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management, Property Development, University of Technology, Sydney


  • Business Hunter
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Property Council of Australia – Hunter Regional Committee member since 2021 and former Deputy Chair of the Hunter Future Directions Committee
  • Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW)