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Here at Macmillan Lawyers and Advisors, we pride ourselves on being a leading Brisbane commercial law firm. We ensure your contracts, terms and conditions, policies and other agreements are in order and work tirelessly to resolve any legal disputes that may arise in your business.

With all legal matters handed over to our team of commercial lawyers, you will be able to focus on what matters – building the best business you can. Our experienced lawyers will bring a wealth of legal knowledge on all corporate and commercial matters across a wide range of sectors and industries.

Our Brisbane commercial lawyers can assist with: 

Business Establishment and Growth:

  • Corporate governance
  • Business structure & advisory services
  • Expand and grow your business
  • Overdraft facilities
  • Suppliers agreements
  • Shareholders agreement

Protecting your Business:

Legal Disputes:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Contractual disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Debt recovery

Contracts and Agreements:

  • Engagement documents and other contracts required for your business
  • Supplier and contractor agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Supplier agreements

What is Commercial Law?

Commercial law refers to the body of legislation and regulations governing business interactions, particularly those related to commerce, trade, and corporate conduct.

In Queensland and Australia, key legal acts include:

  • Corporations Act 2001 (Cth): Governs company operations and shareholder rights.
  • Australian Consumer Law (ACL) in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth): Addresses consumer protection and fair trading.
  • Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth): Concerns security interests in personal property.

Our team is well-versed in commercial law, ensuring your business is protected and complies with applicable legislation. We prepare and provide legal advice on all sorts of contracts, transactions and commercial disputes.

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What are Some Common Situations in Commercial Law?

In business, the reality is that disputes happen, and your business will likely be involved in legal disputes that will require legal representation - so it is good to have a commercial lawyer on hand to address these issues as they arise.

Here are some of the main legal matters that arise in the corporate world:

  • Negotiating, drafting and advising on partnership agreements
  • Negotiating, drafting and advising on various commercial contracts / dealing with disputes arising out of breaches of those contracts
  • Shareholder agreements and disputes
  • The protection of trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property
  • Preparing employment and contractor agreements / dealing with any employee or contractor disputes
  • Franchise agreements - preparing, advising and ensuring compliance with applicable legislation
  • Debt recovery
  • Insolvency

Why Hiring a Commercial Lawyer is Important

While many adopt a ‘DIY’ (do it yourself) approach to getting their business off the ground, the benefits of having a commercial lawyer in your corner when setting up, scaling up or dealing with legal disputes outweigh the cost of that advice as often doing it yourself can leave your business open to liability, risk and falling short of legislative requirements.

Hiring a team of commercial lawyers, like Macmillan Lawyers and Advisors, will help your business:

Importance Of Hiring A Commercial Lawyer In Brisbane
Why Hiring A Brisbane Commercial Lawyer Is Important
  • Ensure Legal Compliance: All reputable and successful businesses must comply with the law. Often, when you aren’t a legal expert, there may be regulations and laws that you don’t even know exist. A corporate lawyer will ensure that your company complies with the law in all business actions and dealings.
  • Craft and Negotiate Business Agreements: Businesses will constantly require the drafting of multiple legal documents. Contractual mistakes can lead to unwanted legal disputes and costly consequences. A legal team that is well-versed in commercial and contract law will make sure that your agreements, contracts, and documents are legally binding.
  • Manage Litigation: Encountering legal issues when running a business is almost a certainty. Sometimes these issues may lead to courtroom disputes. For this, you will need a lawyer to handle and manage any litigation on behalf of your business.
  • Gain Legal Insight: Businesses must plan for the long term and devise strategies to help ensure success. Commercial lawyers can provide legal advice and insight as well as help map out the best route forward, all within the parameters of the law.

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Choose Macmillan Lawyers and Advisors: Brisbane Commercial Lawyers

Our commercial lawyers in Brisbane are here to help you with setting up, scaling up and protecting your business and helping your business navigate any legal disputes or issues your business may face.

If you’re in need of a commercial lawyer in Brisbane:

Contact us at Macmillan Lawyers and Advisors:
Phone: 0735188030
Email: [email protected]
Visit us at: Level 38, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

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