Penrith Lawyers - Phone (02) 4731 5899

John Bateman


With over 30 years experience, John can assist you with any enquiry you have.

Professional Qualifications:

  • 1981 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University.
  • 1981 Legal Training Certificate College of Law.
  • 1981 Admitted to Supreme Court of New South Wales.
  • 1983 Admitted to High Court of Australia.
  • 1994 Graduate Diploma in Land Economy, UWS.
  • 1994 Accredited Specialist, Property Law.
  • 1994 Notary Public.
  • 1995 Master of Commerce, UWS.
  • 1999 Accredited Mediator in Building and Planning Disputes, ARDC.


  • Member of Law Society of New South Wales.
  • Member of the Nepean Hawkesbury Law Society.
  • Member of Law Council of Australia.
  • Associate of Australian Property Institute.
  • Fellow of Taxation Institute of Australia.
  • Member of the Society of Notaries of New South Wales Inc.
  • Member of Environment and Planning Law Association.
  • Member of Australian and New Zealand Sporting Lawyers Association.

Summary of Experience:

  • 30 years General Practice experience.
  • Accredited specialist in Property law. (Sale and Purchase of Houses, Units and Land, and Building, Subdivision, Property Development and Planning Matters).
  • Wills, Estates and Estate Planning.
  • Commercial/Business Law.

Community Involvement:

  • Executive member Nepean Medical Research Foundation since 2001, Vice President 2003 - 2012.
  • Penrith City Councillor 1995-2004. Deputy Mayor 1997-1998.
  • Elected unopposed as Mayor of City of Penrith in 1998-1999 and 1999-2000, serving as Mayor during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games when Penrith hosted the rowing, slalom and sprint canoe/kayak events.
  • Board Member Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation 2002-2008. Deputy Chairman 2002-2006. Chairman 2006-2008.
  • Executive member Penrith Valley Sports Foundation 2000 - 2012.
  • Board member Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 1999-2004.
  • Board member Penrith Rugby League and Football clubs 1996-2002.
  • Member Advisory Board Western Sydney Academy of Sport 1998-2002.
  • Board member Penrith Rugby Club 2000-2002.
  • Former President and Secretary Nepean Hawkesbury Regional Law Society.
  • Former Secretary Penrith Legal Aid Advisory Committee.
  • Coach of Penrith High School in NSW Law Society Mock Trial Competition.
  • Chairman Penrith Olympic Torch Relay Committee.
  • Convenor of Nepean Philanthropists.
  • Honorary Solicitor for NSW Little Athletics Association, Penrith Netball Association, Nepean District Historical Society, Penrith Touch Football Association and Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre.
  • Patron of Nepean District Historical Society and Former Patron of Red Cross Calling.
  • Patron of Penrith Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) and Foundation for Creative Enterprise.

Contact Details

Phone: (02) 4731 5899

Fax: (02) 4721 4008