It's the core of your business, and servicing it happens to be the core of ours.

Our commercial law practice deals with transactions that are business to business, business to government and vice versa. The area of commercial law is about the day to day operational legal needs of a corporate client or an individual business person.

Our commercial law practice handles your business, property and litigation needs.

We aim to understand your business in an intimate way so we can provide you with first class service ensuring all your needs are met. 
 

LITIGATION

Our broad litigation experience covers all manner of arbitrations and mediations throughout the legal forums from the High Court of Australia to State Courts and Tribunals dealing with disputes. 

We have expertise in: 

  • Administrative law
  • Arbitration
  • Commissions and inquiries
  • Competition and trade practices litigation
  • Construction disputes
  • Directors and officers disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Environmental planning law
  • Insolvency and debt litigation
  • Insurance
  • Defamation

We see litigation as the last resort and will make every effort necessary to settle your dispute amicably and expeditiously before it might reach the courtroom. We appreciate that your first priority is to manage and minimise risk. Accordingly, we aim to give you a thorough and clear assessment of your position, the various options available and a recommendation on how best to achieve a timely and cost effective solution.

We focus on your problem, not our timesheets.

Our fee structure is designed to alleviate the pain of a litigation. You will get clear, concise advice on where you stand. We will engage in direct negotiations, mediation or any other alternative dispute resolution method we think might resolve the dispute.
 

BUSINESS

We have expertise in:

  • Asset security
  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Customs law and practice
  • E-commerce
  • Franchising
  • Capital raisings
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade and investments
  • Mortgage broking
  • Contracts
  • Terms of trade

We provide you with clear, practical advice on all legal aspects of your commercial affairs, assisting with management of your legal risks where they arise. This way, you can make all commercial decisions with the confidence that you have complied with the laws and regulations governing your business operations.

Australian laws made by a range of Commonwealth, State and Territory government bodies as well as local government regulations are designed for consumer protection, environmental safeguards and the community or society operations balancing or promoting fair trading and competition in business.

These laws govern how your business interacts with suppliers, customers and other businesses and outline parties’ rights when conflicts arise.

With backgrounds in Crown Law Queensland, State government legal departments and commercial law practices, we have a wealth of experience enabling you to obtain a high-quality service without breaking the bank.
 

PROPERTY

We have expertise in:

  • Acquisitions and sales, including due diligence and report preparation
  • Agribusiness
  • Building and construction contracts
  • Compulsory acquisition
  • Conveyancing
  • Leasing and licensing 
  • Planning and environment law
  • Property management and development
  • Subdivisions, including community title
  • Native title
  • Body Corporate disputes
  • Syndicated property investments
  • Property trusts and joint venture structures

We can provide overall management of your leasing operations, from establishing the terms and conditions of a lease through to managing or advising on a host of trigger events that may arise and affect your legal rights and obligations. 

For clients with large leasing portfolios, we work under retainer (including advising on disputes up to the point of actual litigation) which gives you a certainty of price and knowledge of all options available to you.