While doing business of any kind in Australia is rewarding financially, there are also some legal issues which need to be addressed. Whether they are related to franchising or taxes. Which is why we have brought to you a list of best business lawyers in Canberra. They are the best of the best in the city.
While big businesses and firms need not worry about this since they have large separate legal departments, small and medium sized businesses still rely on external legal help. If you are a startup founder, then you should get legal help relating to issues which aren’t in your understanding.
1. Artisan Legal
While they mainly work on estate law, they also fight cases and give advice related to small business law. You can make an appointment with them on their website. Also, if you are more comfortable with this, you can email them on [email protected].
While their website design could have been better, their reputation in terms of reviews is unrivalled since they have a perfect 5-star rating on their business listing on Google. They will also work on power of attorneys if required by you.
A great thing about them is that they try their best to give an accurate estimate of the possible fees and they also don’t charge any hidden fee.
Address: Level 4/161 London Cct
Phone: 2 6183 5140
2. Farrar Gesini Dunn
Besides Canberra, they also operate in Melbourne and Sydney. They have two sections on their website which cater to businesses and start-ups. They are commercial and accountants & business advisory. Some sub sections of pages in them are;
Covid-19 business strategies, tax returns, accounting, and business advisory. They promise to protect you financially with the help of their tax, business and accounting team. While their commercial lawyers will help you with insolvency, debt recovery, business sales and purchase, conveyancing, property law, business disputes, leasing and drafting of contracts.
While the firm specializes in family law, it offer excellent business law related services as described above.
Address: 1/10 Rudd St
Phone: 2 6115 9000
3. O’Connor Harris & Co
They have a team of 6 capable lawyers who fight cases related to a number of types of laws. Incidentally, they fight commercial cases too. While they too offer the same type of services which others offer, they have explained the law and what you should very well on their website.
Also, their website is simple yet well-designed. Also, the text size is appropriate for reading along with the associated line spacing. They also have a news section on their section which will help you to stay updated with law-related news. They also offer dispute resolution services if required by your business.
Address: Level 6/161 London Cct
Phone: 2 6247 6077
4. Badgery & Rafferty
While the website can load a bit faster and they can definitely use an SSL certificate, they offer a number of services which can be helpful to you as a business owner.
They are- advice before commencing to do a business, advice about partnerships and corporations, lease agreements, registration of business name etc. You can also fill the contact form on their website. In total they have three lawyers R Badgery, F Rafferty and K Jafri.
They also have a bunch of useful links on their links page. However, we feel that they should have made more information available on their various pages.
Address: 8/15 London Cct
Phone: 2 6245 6000
5. Kamy Saeedi Law
They do claim that they have developed great relationships with the clients who are business owners due to the results that were delivered to them. Bu there seems to be catch. They also say that the costs of your case may not be definite and can increase with time which they will update you about.
Their legal team has three members, Ariana Wyk, Thomas Smith and K Saeedi. They also have made available an emergency contact number on their website which you can call if you wish to connect with them after their working hours are over.
Address: 1/1 University Ave
Phone: 2 6230 6600
6. Baker Deane & Nutt
Their commercial law experts are Bill Baker, Richard Baker and Lorraine White. BD&N have been providing services to the residents of the city of Canberra since a century and a half. They also talk about the Corporations Act of 2001 on their website.
They are there if you are dealing with disputes, agreements, contracts or leasing. Do fill out their contact form on their website if you need help from them or a review of your issue or case.
Address: 1/1 Farrell Pl
Phone: 2 6230 1999
Another firm which has plethora of services made available to business owners. However, the website can be better than what it is right now. Yet, they do have many positive reviews from their previous clients one of which also talks about they helped his business in recovering debt. Overall, a trustworthy firm.
Address: 224 Bunda St
Phone: 2 6188 3600
They have a checklist for you to go through to decide whether or not your business is healthy and working fine. They have listed out their areas of practice within the business law on their website page which you should check. This is because you don’t want to query them about a type of issue which don’t deal with.
Address: 7/221 London Cct
Phone: 2 6206 1300
9. R&J Lawyers
While they too need an SSL certificate for their website, they do work on a number of areas associated with commercial and business laws. It includes recovery of debt, bankruptcy, leases, tenancies, business contracts etc.
Address: EY Building, Level 8/121 Marcus Clarke St
Phone: 430 646 897
10. Capital Lawyers
They mainly deal with business related disputes as one would call these disagreements. As per them, getting these disputes resolved is necessary to make sure that your business keeps growing and prospering like never before.
They also have a list of did you know that facts that you should go through. They have also maintained a decent rating of 4.1 out of 5 on their Google listing. However, they are quite expensive as they charge hundreds of dollars per hour as consultation charges.
Address: 9/1 Hobart Pl
Phone: 2 6262 5355
We hope that as a small or medium business owner, you may have found the perfect law firm for your business or commercial law related needs. The best business lawyers in Canberra will be more than happy to assist you so that your business grows by leaps and bounds.
If you are planning to draw a contract between yourself and some other party, then too it is better to take help of these business and commercial lawyers to stay on the safe side since once you sign a contract, it is legally binding. We wish you luck for your business venture.