We recognise that the details of your enterprise, your culture and your transactions are unique. We listen well to you, seeking to understand what it is you need.

How we help

We approach your needs based on the level of risk to be managed and your desired solutions. We aim to provide life-giving frameworks, building trust and positive relationships that result in even-handed, fair negotiations and successful outcomes for you and your enterprise.

We believe profitable business contributes positively to the fabric of this world through employment and ethical product/service delivery.

What we do

We genuinely care about you receiving value from our service, about achieving your desired outcomes, by imagining ourselves in your shoes, acting in your best interests. There is little point in an expensive document or a large legal bill for a low value, low risk transaction. The cloth must be cut to measure. Many commercial projects can be divided into stages, enabling you and your staff to undertake components of the work and so reduce the overall legal spend.

Our commercial service includes

Strategy & structure

We can advise on business structures that will work best for you. Consideration is given to industry requirements, administrative operation, taxation issues (in conjunction with your accountant), risk management and asset protection.


We can assist you with establishment and amendment of Discretionary and Family Trusts, Unit Trusts, Hybrid Trusts, and Charitable Trusts.

Terms & conditions of trade (T’s & C’s)

What if you’re not paid? What if the goods are defective? Do you have clear up-to-date terms? Ask us about reviewing your terms or preparing new terms that are clear and user-friendly.

We find that almost all terms & conditions we come across need a refresh in light of the PPSA legislation and the need for security interests to protect retention of title arrangements.

Speak to us today if you’re seeking new t’s & c’s or need a review for your existing one.

Contract negotiation & documentation

We can assist in negotiation and prepare contracts and agreements that are clear and easy to understand. We prepare documents which help you do business rather than create road blocks.

In many cases contracts can be prepared and provided to you in MS Word template format so you can use them again without having to come back to us unless something unique needs our further advice.

Partnership, shareholder & joint venture

Is it clear who will put extra money in? What if a partner wants out? What if someone is incapacitated or dies?

If you’d like to protect your business with expert-drafted, legally-sound agreements, arrange to see one of our commercial lawyers today.


The Personal Property Securities Act and register still represents a major challenge for the commercial and business world.

Our commercial lawyers have made it their business to know how the PPSA and PPSR work so that their advice can be efficient, cost effective and right.

Mergers & acquisitions

Whether the sale or purchase is of business assets or of the entity (underlying equity – share sale or unit sale) our commercial team can help.

Intellectual property

Our commercial lawyers regularly advise clients who need to undertake major spends in IT. This requires an understanding of how these projects are rolled out and tested so that the documents serve best practice.

This also requires an understanding of how IP ownership can effectively be shared together with appropriate non-competitive restraints.

Advising businesses who are increasingly selling online requires an understanding from the ‘coal face of how this works’. Our team have assisted business start up’s and are well placed to provide you with tailored advice and solutions.

Trade marks

Trade marks have been around for a long time and still one of the most effective ways of protecting your brand.

Our lawyers don’t just advise on registering trade marks, they also act in disputes and litigation about trade marks. This provides them with unique understanding and perspective.

Property law

We act for developers as well as Mum & Dad investors in all aspects of property law in Queensland.

Our property law practice is embedded in our commercial team. In this way we ensure that senior commercial lawyers are on hand to have strategic input into what is simply treated as transactional.

Commercial & retail shop leasing

We act for landlord’s and tenants in all commercial and retail shop leasing matters in Queensland.

Speak with one of our team to find out more regarding our fixed fee offering for commercial lease and tenancy or retail shop lease advice.


Start-up businesses

Are you wanting to start-up a new business? Do you need quick need-to-know advice on business issues as your business grows?

We have a tailored start-up package for the new business entrepreneur. Our lawyers have first-hand experience in start-up businesses and we want to see your business grow and succeed.

Talk to us today

We seek to deliver Just, Redemptive Outcomes®