Every business, whether a start-up, or established business is going to need legal advice at some stage. So you’re going to need specialist business lawyers you can trust. Whether you are just starting a business and want some advice on the best ways to advance your business or if you are looking at restructuring your current business we can help.
We know our clients want more than just good legal advice from their Lawyer. They want a trusted adviser who understands their business and who offers a clarity of vision which will help them grow their business and achieve their strategic goals.
At Effective legal solutions we understand that attention to detail is of paramount importance and develop a detailed and rounded knowledge of our clients’ industry sectors, competitors, market conditions and other factors which have a bearing on how they do business.
We can advise on all aspects of commercial work, acting for a wide range of business sizes, from individuals and small start-ups to larger and more established companies.
Our services include advising on:
- Establishing new businesses
As a registered ASIC Agent we provide all the documentation required to be compliant with the Corporations Act 2001. This documentation is referred to as a company or corporate register. We can advise on all aspects of the Corporations Act which could include assisting with joint ventures, partnership and Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) documentation and other agreements.
We can lodge company registration applications 24/7 and have the ACN and certificate in minutes.
- Drafting commercial documents and contracts, including purchase, sale and supply agreements
A client usually comes to us when they are ready for a transaction to be documented, eg drafting contract agreements. We look at the structure of the deal and progresses documentation. We send drafted documents to the lawyers on the other side and then negotiate on any issues they come back with. The aim is to reach the point where both sides agree to the terms and documents.
- Commercial and Retail leasing
- Breach of contract
A breach of contract is a failure, without legal excuse, to perform any promise that forms all or part of the contract. We have significant and wide ranging experience of breach of contract issues and can talk you through exactly where you stand. We know that when someone reneges on what they agreed, it can cause you endless stress and potentially cost you money.
If you are considering taking court action due to a breach of contract or need advice about enforcing your contractual rights, get in touch on 1300 977 546.
- Franchising and Licensing
Franchising is used to describe a number of business models, the most commonly identified of which is “business format franchising” where the franchisor markets a service, or a product, under a common name and standardised system, through a network of franchisees.
Franchising is a way to scale a business once it is successful and proven. It involves finding franchisees with the skills necessary to operate branches of the same business.
We welcome enquiries to determine whether your business is ready to and can be franchised, and in that time we can cover the marketing options, legal requirements, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of franchising. To schedule an initial consultation, call 1300 977 546.
- Intellectual property litigation
Copyright, patents, trademarks and so much more come under the umbrella of intellectual property law. If you think your company’s ideas, concepts or creativity have been infringed, contact us.
- Employment Matters
We specialise in all areas of Employment including:
- Unfair and Wrongful dismissal and Employment Tribunal Claims
- Employment Contracts and
- Service Agreements
- Settlement Agreements
- Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
- Discrimination and Harassment
- Business succession and asset protection
Our firm is experienced at the utilisation of various types of trusts to achieve specific asset protection goals. We also look at all other available means of achieving our clients’ goals from business succession planning to what type of entity is right for their businesses.
Business succession can be a complicated matter. Our firm’s experience in commercial law matters allows us to craft an estate plan that will preserve the value of what you have worked so hard to build so that it can benefit those you love.
At Effective legal solutions we understand that your estate deserves the same protection and care that you put into building it. To schedule an initial consultation, call 1300 977 546.
- Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
As well as being experienced and successful litigators, we also embrace alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation, arbitration and expert determination as ways of resolving disputes on pragmatic and commercial terms. Where appropriate, we encourage the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, making it more affordable and less time-consuming to reach a positive outcome.
- Liquor Licencing
In NSW, the Liquor Act 2007 regulates and controls the sale and supply of alcohol and certain aspects of the use of premises on which alcohol is sold or supplied. It also provides the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority with powers to regulate the sale and supply of alcohol, including determining liquor licensing and disciplinary matters.
At effective legal solutions we have the knowledge and understanding of the liquor licensing legislation and regulations associated with it. We can help you understand the complexities and obligations of liquor license ownership.
We can help simplify the application process and ensure your business has the licence best suited for its needs. If you have any questions, or to schedule an initial consultation, call 1300 977 546.
- Property Investment
Our expert team can provide specialist advice on a full range of property related issues for investors including;
- Buying and selling residential and commercial property
- Buying property at auction
- Creation of new leases
- Incorporating your business properly – setting up your company
- Joint venture agreements
- Landlord and tenant law
- Lease extension and freehold purchase of residential flats and houses
- Loan agreements
- Preparation of Leases and Tenancy Agreements
- Property disputes
- Re mortgages
- Shareholder agreements
Far too many businesses put off getting the legal advice they need because they fear a huge solicitor’s bill.
Here at Effective legal solutions we understand that clients require excellent customer service at a fixed fee competitive price and want the process to be as smooth as possible from start to finish.
If you have any questions, or to schedule an initial consultation, call 1300 977 546.
- Construction law
Construction law falls into two main categories: non-contentious and contentious.
On the non-contentious side, we are involved in negotiating contracts and general procurement, before the actual construction work begins.
Construction law becomes contentious when something goes awry, for example, the project is running late, or terms of the contract have been breached. The contracts drawn up at the procurement stage will set out how any disputes should be dealt with, and usually in an effort to minimise costs it is resolved through adjudication, or arbitration. If a case does go to court, we have the strength and depth to handle even the largest scale, most complex litigation.
At Effective Legal Solutions we can assist with contractual advice, contractual terms, development agreements, adjudication and arbitration, as well as the drafting of formal documentation relating to construction projects. If you have any questions, or to schedule an initial consultation, call 1300 977 546.
- Claims and Debt recovery
When your polite requests and deadlines for money owed to you come and go, it could be time to think about taking legal action with our debt recovery lawyers at your side. We offer a prompt and cost-effective debt recovery service to collect outstanding debts, while you get on with running your business giving you the chance to recover your debts at minimal cost.
- Goods and services disputes
Was something not performed to the level you believe you paid for? Is another company arguing you didn’t provide something on time? You can settle your differences through legal proceedings.
It is important that commercial clients who are engaged in the sale of goods and provision of services are aware of their duties and obligations to consumers. If you are a trader seeking to ensure you comply with your obligations, our consumer team offers an in-depth comprehensive service in all consumer matters and can advise and represent you in order to successfully resolve any consumer disputes.
- Shareholder and partnership disputes
We understand the pressures involved in running a business and know that disputes can arise regardless of who you are in business with, be it friends, family or business colleagues. It might feel like you’re between a rock and a hard place should conflict ever arise between you and your business partners or shareholders.
We have seen many businesses suffer as a consequence of disputes between partners. It is always advisable from the outset to record any agreements or understandings in writing. While this does not guarantee there won’t be disagreements in the future, it does provide for more certainty and helps to reduce the scope for argument.
In addition to resolving disputes, our commercial team can provide proactive advice on how to avoid potential future disputes by preparing documentation in the form of Shareholders’ and Partnership Agreements. These agreements can be drafted in detail in order to regulate proceedings in the event of a dispute.
- Insolvency and Bankruptcy
We have dealt with a wide range of cases involving insolvent companies and individuals, having formed very close links with specialist accountants and insolvency practitioners. Working together, we offer practical and effective advice to struggling companies or companies already in administration or liquidation. Equally, we are able to assist individuals who are having problems with debts and are considering bankruptcy.