Company & Business Law
We advise on the starting, running, restructuring and buying or selling of businesses, whether as a company, partnership, sole trader, franchisor or franchisee.
This includes advising on the day-to-day operation of your business, including all contractual agreements, disputes, debt recovery and seizure, taxation, insurance, superannuation, employment and franchising.
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
If you or your company are struggling to pay your creditors, and have been threatened with bankruptcy or insolvency, we can advise and represent you before legal proceedings are commenced against you or your company.
If legal proceedings have already been commenced against you or your company, we can assist by negotiating pre-trial settlements (for example by deferral of payment, or repayment by instalments) or in defending proceedings.
If your or your company’s terms of trade have expired, or it appears that the client is having difficulty in making payment, we can advise you or your company of your legal rights and any available remedies.
We have a strong track-record of efficient and economical debt-recovery, and enforcing compliance with contractual terms.
Civil & Commercial Law
We have created successful outcomes for clients in a number of civil matters, whether by suing for breach of contract, recovering debts, defending claims for alleged breach of contract.
We have advised a number of clients on the planning and preparation of wills, creation of trusts (including family trusts) and powers of attorney, administration of estates, obtaining grants of probate, and the management of estate disputes.
Property & Conveyancing
We advise and assist with the purchase and sale of all residential, commercial, retail and rural property.
We advise and assist with the negotiation and preparation of all residential, commercial, retail and rural leases.
We have advised and provided assistance to a number of clients in relation to their taxation issues, including defending claims concerning late or non-payment of tax and superannuation, including disputes with the ATO.
Trade Practices & Consumer Protection Law
We can ensure that your or your company’s business dealings comply with all International, Federal and State statutory regimes, and we can represent you in the event of a claim by you or your company against a third party or a claim against you or your company.
We have advised a number of clients in relation to family-related issues, such as divorce and care-arrangements in respect of children, and have represented a number of clients in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.
As a last resort, we can advise and represent you in the conduct of court proceedings, whether in the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of NSW, District Court of NSW, Local of NSW and all tribunals, including for:
- Debt recovery and compensation
- Contractual disputes, including property and employment disputes
- Company and partnership disputes
- Bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings
- Wills and estate disputes
- Trade Practice disputes / Franchise disputes
- Defence of prosecutions by State and Federal authorities