One of the most important types of clauses found in most employment agreements utilised by Australian businesses are restraint of trade clauses.
It is important to seek legal advice for any drafting, reviewing, disputing or negotiating of contracts to ensure your best interests are kept.
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Why you need a business lawyer for
Drafting and reviewing contracts
Before you accept the terms of a contract, it is important to seek legal advice. Our lawyers have decades of experience dealing with a range of business contracts. We will be able to determine if any terms of the contract are not accurate so you can feel confident you are signing a contract that you fully understand.
Resolving disputes regarding contracts
Contractual disputes can occur between a number of parties, for a number of reasons, resulting in stress and financial strain for all parties. We can help you resolve any disputes that may arise regarding contracts so you can move on as quickly and smoothly as possible. Understanding what you are signing and why you need to sign it can help avoid unnecessary conflict and contractual disputes.
If you are unhappy with a contract, a lawyer can help you negotiate an agreement that will produce the best possible outcome for you. Negotiations can be about any terms of the contract you do not agree with before committing. A lawyer will put your best interests first when negotiating contract agreements and inform you of any risks or benefits of a particular condition.
Helping you understand your legal obligations
The law governing contracts in Australia can be complex and difficult to navigate without seeking legal advice. A lawyer can help you understand your legal obligations and take steps to advance your own personal interests to mitigate the chance of any risks arising down the track.
Frequently asked questions
- Employment agreements;
- Finance and loan agreements;
- Agreements dealing with the purchase or sale of property;
- Shareholder agreements;
- Contractor agreements; or
- Agreements for the supply of goods or services.
Generally, these types of matters involve disputes over the breach of particular terms within a contract or the meaning of particular terms within a contract.
- All parties involved in the agreement intend to form legal relations;
- One of the parties makes an offer which is accepted by the other parties;
- Consideration is given for the offer; and
- All parties involved in the contract have the legal capacity to be able to enter into a legally binding contract.
- The contract contains an agreement to do an unlawful act;
- The contract breaches other legal requirements; or
- The contract contains agreements between family members the parties involved did not intend to legally enforce.
Why choose us
We will tell you the truth at all times
We will be honest with you about your prospects of success, issues that arise or the commercial viability of your matter. The first time you come to see us, we will tell you whether you even need a lawyer.
We will respect you and your situation
Our job is not to judge anything you may have done. Our job is to guide your matter and actions moving forward to give you the best possible outcome for you, both legally and personally.
We will listen and understand your needs
We will hear not just what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it. We will tell you what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are after, legally, practically and emotionally.
We will stand by you all the way
Your matter doesn’t finish once a court order has been made. We will stay on your matter right up until all of the outstanding issues have been dealt with and the court orders are complied with.
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