Cathy Sherry is a leading Australian expert on strata and community title. She provides advice to government and the private sector on the complexities of collectively-owned property, both nationally and internationally.
She has published on strata management rights, termination of strata schemes and the effect of by-laws on property rights. Cathy has an interest in the impact of urban form on children’s well-being and was member of the “Kids Can’t Fly” Working Party for the Prevention of Children Falling from Residential Buildings at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. Cathy’s research has been cited by law reform commissions and urban planning researchers, and she is regularly invited to address conferences in the strata, urban planning and legal sectors. Cathy’s latest publication is Strata Title Property Rights: Private Governance of Multi-Owned Properties, which, despite its publication in only 2017, has already been cited in numerous judicial decisions, including that of the Privy Council.
Cathy is an academic member of the Australian College of Community Association Lawyers (ACCAL) and her postgraduate course, Strata and Community Title Law, LAWS8115, is the approved accreditation for membership of ACCAL. Cathy was a founding General Editor of the international property journal, Property Law Review.