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Amanda Heather – Attwood Marshall Lawyers
Department Manager & Senior Paralegal
With 10 years experience working in both QLD and NSW law firms, Amanda has a strong understanding of processes in criminal and commercial litigation. read more
business law | criminal law
Charles Lethbridge – Attwood Marshall Lawyers
Charles has experience in a range of corporate and commercial litigation matters including contractual disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy, debt recovery, property and building related disputes, and defamation law. read more
business law | commercial litigation
Chelsey Grbcic – Attwood Marshall Lawyers
Areas of law are in debt disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency law, property disputes, commercial franchising disputes, building, and construction litigation. read more
business law | commercial litigation
Jeff Garrett – Attwood Marshall Lawyers
Legal Practice Director
Jeff is an avid thoroughbred racehorse breeder and has a small boutique stud at Mudgeeraba in the Gold Coast Hinterland. It is his experience in the thoroughbred industry that has triggered the equine influenza class action and the development of Attwood Marshall’s specialist division in thoroughbred breeding and racing. read more
business law | personal injury | other law
Joshua Brown – McNamara & Associates
Josh’s experience includes civil litigation, debt recovery, personal injury, total and permanent disability and income protection claims, animal law, victims of crime compensation, criminal and traffic matters. read more
compensation law | criminal law | litigation
Mike Smith – Attwood Marshall Lawyers
Experienced in complex civil litigation - commercial matters, professional negligence, building & construction disputes, class (representative) actions. read more
As a business owner, you have poured your heart and soul into your business. It has taken hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and no small amount of love to start it, maintain it, and help it grow. In pursuit of these goals you have had to perform many tasks, such as the formation of contracts, drafting business agreements, filing business documents, and more. Throughout this process, an experienced business law lawyer Australia can provide the much needed guidance required to best represent you and the interests of your business.
What is Commercial Litigation?
As mentioned above, commercial litigation involves a great many things required in conducting business whether on a large or small scale. However, commercial litigation may also include loan agreements, unpaid debts, leases, trusts, partnership agreements, purchase orders, building contracts, property transfers, enforcing performance, employment contracts, and more. If you have any questions regarding your rights related to any of the above, you may also have a dispute or claim which falls under the purview of commercial litigation or business law.
What Do Business Lawyers Do?
In addition to actually litigating…that is, prosecuting or defending a case in a court of law, a business lawyer will be able to give you valuable advice in every aspect of business operation. They will have the necessary expertise to help you draft contracts and business agreements, revise existing documents, and advise you on disputes with other parties. Their training and experience may also prove beneficial when structuring your business and hiring employees. In short, they can be a trusted ally in ensuring the success of your business.
How to Find the Business Lawyer Who is Right for You:
The first step in finding a lawyer is research. Even a preemptory search on the computer can help you narrow your options. You can review their level of experience, field of expertise, the size of business they generally represent, and how much time they have to devote to your case. Additionally, it is never a bad idea to ask around. Friends, family, and trusted business associates are an excellent resource and, if they have used a business lawyer before, they will have formed an opinion (either positive or negative) of their experience. You may receive a glowing recommendation for a great lawyer, or at least be warned to avoid a subpar one.
Determine Your Needs:
During the research phase, you should assess the needs of your business. Does it need a large firm or small firm? One lawyer, or a whole team working together? In which industry should this lawyer have experience to most effectively represent the interests of your business? Are you going to need repeat work and will you want to use the same lawyer long term? All of these are questions you will need to both ask and answer when choosing a business law lawyer in Australia.
If you are seeking help drafting a document, such as an employment contract, partnership agreement, etcetera, then it would be wise to prepare a draft. On the one hand, it will help your lawyer determine your goal and give them the necessary information needed to complete the project. And on the other hand, it may decrease the legal costs as, if the document is well drafted, it may well only need revision in order to be appropriate.
Have a Goal:
When first talking with your lawyer, it is important to know what it is you want to achieve. Know what terms are most important to your business when forming a contract; determine what you need to make your business flourish, end communicate these things to your lawyer. With clear goals in mind, they will be able to focus their efforts on the priorities you have identified.