Business Legal Advice

Mitigating risks

The requirement for sound business advice can come at any stage of a business. Whether it is business expansion, diversification, acquisition or exit planning, each has its own set of legal considerations. Equipping yourself to understand the laws surrounding your business leads to favourable results. Risk mitigation plays an important role in any business and is commonly taken care of by your solicitor. Your solicitor ensures appropriate levels of protection are in place to allow your business to function as required.

Business Structures

Understanding business needs

Choosing the appropriate business structure to use depends on many factors and should be done correctly from the beginning. Your solicitor will consider how you want to run your business, its size and the primary function.  The most common structures are:

The structure you choose needs to work for you, not against you. Each option has varied set up costs, tax implications and abilities to protect assets. Your solicitor will explain which structure is appropriate for your specific set of circumstances.

Business Contracts

Drafting, Negotiation and Examination

We assist businesses in the negotiation, drafting and examination of contracts between yourself, suppliers, customers and partners, mainly:

Employee Agreements

Navigating Industrial relations

We assist businesses with appropriate legal advice in taking on new employees and managing existing staff, in particular:

Australian Consumer Law

Business Compliance

We advise business on how to stay up-to-date with:

Privacy Policy

Privacy Act 1988

Under the Privacy Act 1988, Australian businesses with annual turnover of over $3 million are required to have a privacy policy in place.

Although many businesses will have a lower turnover, many industries consider it ‘best practice’ to have a privacy policy. It allows you to understand how your business collects and stores data and identify potential risks. You gain valuable insight on internal processes while demonstrating you care about protecting sensitive data.

Please see the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner  checklist .

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