France Lis Booth
France Lis-Booth is an experienced solicitor in two jurisdictions (France and Australia) with a focus in real estate law, conveyancing, wills and succession planning.
Since her admission to practice in Paris in 1986, France Lis-Booth has had experience as a lawyer/barrister in the areas of Insurance, Professional Liability, Contract law, Construction, Property (Real Estate Law) and Environment. She is still registered as a practicing lawyer in Paris. Since her move to Australia for personal reasons, France worked for major tier firms and went into private practice creating her own firm. France is also appointed as a Public Notary of New South Wales.
Since that time France Lis-Booth has built up a varied family practice acting for both private and commercial clients. She combines an effective and knowledgeable approach with a personal and friendly understanding of her clients’ specific needs. She also advises on the resolution of disputes up to the pre-litigation (court) stage.
Areas of expertise
Real Estate law and conveyancing
France has been engaged on numerous property transactions, acting for vendors, purchasers and developers. She also acts on Retirement Village transactions, assisting operators or residents. Her focus and priority are to work fast and efficiently, making the process as easy as possible for her clients.
Wills and Succession Planning
Planning on how to dispose of assets is an important, essential step that needs careful attention. France aims to guide her clients on the procedure that needs to be followed, advising about the potential issues and litigation that may arise. Her work entails also the drafting of Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardians.
As a Notary Public, France Lis-Booth may be asked to witness signatures of individuals to documents and authenticating identity, witness Powers of Attorney for use overseas, certify true copies of documents for use overseas and deal with documentation for land, property and deceased estates overseas. France is duly registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) so that the Apostille, if required, can be given. Apostille is the process by which DFAT certifies that a signature, stamp or seal on an official Australian public document is genuine.
- Major litigation matters for the Orsay Museum (Paris) at the time of its conversion from a railway station to a museum and for the Centre Pompidou (Paris);
- Advising on Construction contracts in New Caledonia.