Are you starting a business venture? Having a properly drafting shareholders’ agreement or partnership agreement in place is the best way to protect yourself.Partnership and Shareholder Agreements
To ensure that your contract is binding, it should be drawn up by an experienced lawyer. Our lawyers can help you draft a contract specialised to your needs, inclusive of conditions clauses to protect individuals, companies and businesses.Contract Advice
If you are looking for a Business Lawyer, then you have come to the right place. Knight Family Lawyers have an experienced and competent legal team to assist you in a range of commercial matters. We work with both small and large businesses. We can draft contracts for employers, prepare your business for sale, provide advice on a business purchase or help with your Court matters. Whatever the situation, our Melbourne business lawyers can take the stress out of the process and help deliver a favourable outcome for your business.
We understand that each business has its own unique needs. For this reason, we deliver a tailored approach based on your business’ individual culture, objectives and goals. We have found that this approach delivers an efficient and cost-effective solution, which we know is particularly important to companies with limited time and resources to spare.
With the combined knowledge of our legal team, we are capable of handling a range of situations. You can be assured that your business is in safe hands.
Our expert business lawyers in Melbourne will offer legal advice that is tailored to your unique circumstances.
Our practice areas include:
Purchasing an existing business without legal advice can be risky. A lawyer can take on a variety of roles if you are considering buying or starting a business. It is important to ensure that you are not inheriting the debts and legal problems of the previous owners.
Our lawyers will help you consider important business questions, for example:
Our role as lawyers doesn’t stop at the technical aspects. Our experience means that we can anticipate business risks – as we’ve seen them many times before. We can assist in investigating these important components when buying a business, as part of the due diligence process.
Our duty as lawyers is to ensure that you understand the risks being faced, which may be otherwise overlooked in the enthusiasm to acquire or start a new business. We will guide you through the process of reviewing the contract and all other relevant documents. We aim to provide you with thorough, easy to understand advice in a timely manner.
Are you thinking about selling your business? We will make sure you get the most out of your business sale.
You have worked hard to build your business to what it is today. Now it is time to be rewarded for your efforts. The sale of a business is not as simple as signing a piece of paper. Our knowledgeable and experienced team of lawyers have helped clients with both small and large companies sell their business. With local knowledge of the system, our lawyers can help with the most important tasks and questions, including:
Insolvency is a complex area of law. Our team of experienced lawyers help those in financial difficulty to navigate Australia’s insolvency law regime and work alongside you to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our lawyers have worked on matters of various sizes, in a range of industries. Our expertise enables us to provide prudent advice on all aspects of insolvency, including complex litigation and dispute resolution.
Examples of services we provide in this area:
Are you starting a business venture? Having a properly drafting shareholders’ agreement or partnership agreement in place is the best way to protect yourself. In the event of a business disagreement or breakdown, having such an agreement will ensure a swifter and more cost-effective resolution. We draft these documents specifically to suit your business requirements.
All matters relating to your business venture should be contemplated by the shareholders’ agreement or partnership agreement. For example:
Knight Family Lawyers has the knowledge and experience to provide you with professional advice on preparing partnership agreements or a shareholders’ agreement. Contact us for personalised advice with competitive rates.
Your company’s confidential information and trade secrets are essential to the running of a successful business. For this reason, this information needs to be protected.
A trade secret is any commercial information that gives your business an advantage over another. For example, Coco-Cola makes its formula a trade secret.
A trade secret will only arise when a business takes active precautions to ensure that its information remains confidential. If your business relies on sensitive information that you consider to be a trade secret, or if you would like advice as to whether your business has information that could be classified as a trade secret, we encourage you to consult with our Business Lawyers for advice on protecting your company.
Knight Family Lawyers can assist in drafting these documents to protect your trade secrets and other sensitive information not otherwise protected by the law.
A contract is an agreement between parties that can be enforced in Court. In order for an agreement to be binding as a contract, it must be clear on a number of elements. For example: who the parties are, the parties’ intention to be bound in a court of law and the expectations for each party.
Having a well-drafted contract reduces the likelihood that a dispute will arise and minimises the impact of any dispute that does arise. When a dispute does arise, a clear document anticipates any potential issues and provides a method of resolution in order to avoid the need for court involvement.
To ensure that your contract is binding, it should be drawn up by an experienced lawyer. We can help you draft a contract specialised to your needs, including conditions clauses to protect individuals, companies and businesses.
If you’re looking for experienced employment lawyers in Melbourne, you have come to the right place. At Knight Family Lawyers, we provide legal advice to employers across Melbourne.
We can help you to avoid problems by drafting comprehensive employment contracts, designed to protect your business and employees.
Your employment contracts may require certain clauses specific to your business. Based on our experience, we have the know-how to suggest what your business may require.
Necessary clauses include protecting your business include restraint of trade clauses, non-compete clauses, annual leave, sick leave, carer’s leave, probation, grounds for summary termination, remuneration provisions, dress code and personal behaviour as a company representative.
Depending on the sum of money owed to you and the way that debt was incurred, there is a number of employable legal methods to recover your funds. See one of our lawyers for advice on how to recover your debt.
Some avenues include:
We can advise you on the best procedure to follow. A properly drafted Letter of Demand is the best and most economical debt collection tool.
If the matter needs to proceed to Court, our lawyer can prepare your case and attend Court on your behalf.