Hard fought win for Harcourts

8 February 2017


Thomson Geer Partner, Josh Simons, and Lawyer, George Lukic, have successfully acted for Harcourts SA in a matter against Ouwens Casserly Real Estate. Judgment was handed down in Harcourts’ favour on 3 February 2017 in the District Court of South Australia, with the defendant being ordered to pay damages and costs to our client (with the final quantum still to be assessed).

Harcourts SA is South Australia’s leading real estate agency business. It is the South Australian arm of the international real estate franchise business, Harcourts, which has 830 offices in 10 countries, including 378 in Australia.

Ouwens Casserly Real Estate was previously a top performing franchisee of Harcourts.

Following a breakdown in negotiations regarding a proposed second franchised office, Ouwens Casserly Real Estate was found to have abandoned its existing franchise after rebranding all of its property listings and launching the new “Ouwens Casserly” business.

This was a hard fought win for our client, who was understandably pleased with the outcome.