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Commercial and Business Lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

With leading commercial and business lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers are there to ensure that when you are partnering with our experienced lawyers in commercial and business law, you are setting yourself up for success in your business strategies and objectives.

Why Choose Us in Ballarat and Central Highlands?

By engaging with leading commercial and business lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, this places you in the best position to ensure that you are well looked after and cared for by lawyers that understand the commercial environment and appreciate reputational, commercial and risk management.

We have developed a strong reputation in being able to work with a wide variety of clients in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine, Daylesford, and the broader Central Highlands region. We understand that commercial and business law require lawyers that have industry knowledge, technical expertise, and can deliver practical outcomes.

Our team of leading commercial and business lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine and Daylesford, are there to provide pragmatic advice and deliver strategies that outline realistic and practical outcomes.

When you choose Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we ensure:

We believe in delivering real expertise in commercial and business law to create positive experiences for our clients. That’s why, we ensure that our commercial and business lawyers are experts in their field and have proven experience in their industry.

Your commercial and business experience matters to us, and we believe that you should have reliable, accessible and transparent commercial and business legal services.

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our commercial and business legal team are fully supported by our team of lawyers and support staff so that you can have access to high quality commercial and business legal services.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we operate and maintain a trust account that is regularly reviewed and audited so that you can have a peace of mind when you transfer your money with us, it is protected and secure.

We understand that you want to feel financially comfortable knowing that you are supported by the right people with the right resources.

That’s why we ensure that our trust accounts are properly audited and reviewed. Our commercial and business lawyers across Ballarat, Beaufort, Daylesford & Castlemaine are also assisted by a team of support staff.

We make accessing our commercial and business legal services easy, transparent and reliable, so that your experience with us feels complete and assured.

That’s why when you engage with Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers as your chosen commercial and business lawyers, we are committed to providing you accessibility. We have physical offices fully staffed with support teams situated across Central Highlands: Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford. Our head office is situated in Ballarat.

When engaging us, you can also connect with us online, by telephone, or by email. We are committed to ensuring high quality customer service so that your commercial and business legal experience with us is seamless.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our commercial and business lawyers are there to ensure that their technical capabilities and strategies align with clients’ desired outcomes.

With experience and industry knowledge, our lawyers are able to navigate complex commercial and business legal issues. Our lawyers work closely with clients to understand their circumstances and develop strategies that align with their needs.

Furthermore, our commercial and business lawyers understand that legal issues should not be viewed in a vacuum, and that commercial and business law should be approached with practicality in mind.

Guided by expertise and experience in commercial and business law across Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, we are a valuable asset and resource to the start of your journey with us because of our ability to reliably assist you in commercial and business law from initial due diligence to the final stages with aptitude and skill.

“We ensure that the quality of our legal work in commercial and business law at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers is excellent and reliable so that your experience with us is seamless and at ease.”

What our lawyers have to say.

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Corporate Advisory

Small Business

Trade Marks

Employment & Workplace Relations

Franchises

Startups

Intellectual Property

Tax & Structuring

Agribusiness

Are you looking for a commercial and business lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our commercial and business team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your information below:

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What is a Commercial and Business Lawyer?

Commercial and business lawyers are lawyers with technical expertise and stakeholder management that can also act as business advisors for a broad range of businesses and companies in all areas of commercial and corporate law. Generally, commercial and business lawyers understand the broader context of a client’s business and industry to provide legal advice that is relevant, practical and outcome focused. The legal services in commercial and business law may involve:

  • Buying or Selling Businesses, Shares or Units
  • Loan Agreements
  • Business Licences
  • Creation of Family Discretionary Trusts and Unit Trusts
  • Formation of Companies and Business Name Registrations
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Asset Protection
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Contract Review and Advice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Leases
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Corporate Structures
  • Companies and Trust
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Restructuring

These experiences provide commercial and business lawyers with broad exposure and industry knowledge to assist clients in navigating all aspects of commercial and business law.

From contractors, business owners, small to medium enterprises, professional service firms, investors, and major corporations, our clients have received expert guidance from commercial lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers. When dealing with commercial and business law, there are a wide variety of complex and nuanced legal issues that should be addressed with practical and reliable legal solutions.

With substantial experience in commercial law, our team of commercial and business lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers provide clients with practical and reliable legal advice.”

What Practice Areas are in Commercial and Business Law?

Practice areas within commercial and business law relate to an understanding of the wide range of business and companies that operate within an economy. With relevant expertise and technical capabilities, commercial lawyers are able to advise on all legal aspects in commercial and business law ranging from private individuals and entities to major corporations.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our commercial and business lawyers can assist you in all aspects of commercial and business law:

  • Corporate Structures
  • Corporate Governance
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Sales and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Due Diligence
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Business Sales and Acquisitions
  • Employment Law
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Contract Review and Advice
  • Incorporation of Companies
  • Joint Ventures
  • Trusts
  • Shareholder Arrangements
  • Guarantees and Indemnities
  • Share Sales and Acquisitions
  • Negotiations and Strategy

Frequently Asked Questions.

Retail leases in Victoria are governed by Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic).

Generally, retail leases are defined to mean premises, not including any area intended for use as a residence, that under the terms of the lease relating to the premises are used (or to be used) wholly or predominantly for the sale or hire of goods by retail or the retail provisions of services, or the carrying on of a specified business that the Minister has determined.

In Australia, the common types of business structures that may be used in a business involves Partnership, Corporations, Trusts, Sole Trader and Joint Ventures.

Each business structure has its advantages and disadvantages, and the appropriate structure will depend on the business objectives and goals that is to be achieved.

Civil litigation may involve disputes between parties, that do not involve criminal proceedings and is a non-criminal related dispute. Whereas commercial litigation generally involves dispute between businesses or companies.

A contract is a legally binding agreement that is enforceable in court.

The common legal elements involved in the formation of a contract are: Offer and Acceptance, Consideration, Intention to Create Legal Relations, Certainty, Capacity and Formalities.

Commercial and Business Law Insights.

What are Damages in Australian Contract Law?

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What is Remoteness in Australian Contract Law?

An Overview on Remoteness in Australian Contract Law: In Australian contract law, loss caused by a breach is a “necessary, but not a sufficient, prerequisite to the recovery for damages”..

What is Causation in Australian Contract Law?

An Overview on Causation in Australian Contract Law: Law may be viewed as a “fact-orientated system” of rules that regulate human and social behaviour (Weber, 2009, p. 118). The application of causation…

What is Contract Law?

An Overview on the Theories of Contract Law: Common law textbooks on contract law typically define “contracts in terms of promise or agreement or of a combination of the two” (Cootes, 2010, p. 10). Within contemporary contract literature…

What is the Classification of Terms in a Contract?

An Overview on Classification of Terms: In Australia, the English decision in Hongkong Fir Shipping Co Ltd v Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd [1962] 2 QB 26 was adopted representing a policy position shifting from a dualistic classification system…

What is Privity of Contract in Australia?

An Overview on Privity of Contract in Australian Contract Law In Australia: In Australia, privity of contract relates to the idea that only parties to a contract should be “bound by its obligation”, and benefit from the contractual relations…

What is Repudiation in Australian Contract Law?

An Overview on Repudiation in Australian Contract Law: Repudiation is a modern legal term that has adopted many meanings within contemporary contract law. However, repudiation is generally characterised as the repudiation of obligation…

What is Certainty in Australian Contract Law?

An Overview on Certainty in Australian Contract Law: For a contract to be legally effective, the contract must have sufficient certainty and completeness. A complex legal inquiry, differences in judicial opinion on when the threshold requirements of certainty…


Our Commercial and Business Law Team.


Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

Frank Frawley

Special Counsel

Peter Glare

Senior Lawyer

Ben Green

Special Counsel

Andrew Black

Associate

Samantha Mitchell

Law Graduate

Are you looking for a commercial and business lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our commercial and business law team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your information below:

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