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Michael Hatfield


+61 2 4295 8400


What Our Clients Say

I appreciate the service that Michael provided, he went above and beyond, nothing too much trouble. It was a pleasure to deal with him and his team as always. Thank you. 

Michael and his team have been very responsive to my requirements and I am extremely happy with the work performed.

From our first meeting with Michael to settlement, we were made to feel comfortable and confident. He made the sale of our home of 33 years an easy experience. Nothing was a problem with every detail explained to us each step of the way. Thank you. 

I can’t thank Michael and his team enough. They were great to deal with and any questions asked were dealt with promptly and in a professional manner. I would recommend Michael and his team at Kells and will definitely use the firm again in the future. 

I would like to thank you for the assistance given in all matters concerning our family’s estate. Everyone was helpful and always approachable. 

Michael Hatfield gives frank and honest advice. I know I can rely on him to advise me on what is the best course of action in my matters. I value that he always looks for what is the lowest cost option for me, that will get the outcome I want. 

Excellent service provided by Kells Shellharbour. Thank you Michael and the Kells staff. 


Michael is a partner, a Law Society Accredited Specialist in property law and is the head of the Kells property and estate planning teams. He grew up in Albion Park and is known for being practical, charismatic, humorous and loyal.

What he does

Michael has a well-earned reputation as an expert in acting for people buying and selling real estate and leasing property. In addition, he’s experienced in land subdivisions, rural issues and acting on intergenerational transfers.

Michael’s niche area of expertise is acting for self managed superannuation funds to buy property and borrow money using a limited recourse borrowing arrangement, including where the lender is a bank or a related party of the SMSF’s trustee.

“I’m very analytical and strategic in my approach, because I’m looking for a legal solution that’s also commercially desirable for my clients. I keep things simple and in property law, you can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. You need to tailor the legal solution to the client’s circumstances and objectives.”

Who Michael works with

Michael acts for families, small and medium business, not for profits and corporations. He has developed solid relationships over many years with local real estate agents, accountants and financial planners which gives him the ability to access a network of professionals who can assist his clients.


Michael has a Bachelor of Commerce with Merit, Bachelor of Laws Honours and is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Property Law.

Life Outside Kells

Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 darling pain in the rear (but adorable) kids who he loves very much. He is a self proclaimed Star Wars nerd, Formula 1 fanatic, Dragons supporter and is passionate about travel. Any spare time left over from all this, will be found watching pretty much any type of sport.


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