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What Our Clients Have Said…

Sutherland Food Services has been providing service to the aged community in the Sutherland Shire for over 50 years.   

With recent changes in the aged care space, and the growing aged care market, it’s critical that our business model and operations are able to keep up with the demand. 

Kathryn Harriss has been instrumental in providing professional legal advice covering agreements and other general advice to ensure that Sutherland Food Services is compliant and following best practice.

Kathryn and her team are responsive, easy to talk to and answer every enquiry we send to them.  I would highly recommend them to any business.

Susan Green, General Manager Sutherland Food Services Tweet

Overview

Whether you are a looking to invest in a start-up, planning to buy or sell a business, looking for advice on a business dispute or hoping to secure a commercial lease, our team can help.

We have been serving Australian businesses for many years and we offer a wide range of practical legal solutions for various commercial structures.

Property and Leasing

Our team has considerable experience reviewing and drafting retail and commercial lease agreements for both landlords and tenants. We know how to best represent your interests in a way that is fair for both parties. 

You can trust us to make the complex seem simple.

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Business structures

If you are establishing a new business enterprise, we can assist to make sure that you are aware of all of your options in terms of business structures, to ensure that you don’t encounter any issues with tax, liability or boundaries down the track. 

If you are looking to restructure your business, we can also help with partnership dissolutions and corporate restructures. 

If you are interested in buying into a franchise, we can assist you with drafting or reviewing the franchise agreement and disclosure documents to ensure that you are aware of all the issues that could make or break your new business.

We also offer small business advice in a wide range of matters including trade practices law and consumer law.

Business contracts

Our team of solicitors can prepare or review all types of legal contracts including:

  • franchise agreements
  • supply and service agreements
  • distribution arrangements
  • commercial contracts
  • employment contracts and
  • workplace agreements.
 

We will ensure that your contracts terms and conditions are tailored to your unique situation, and suitable for your business both now and into the future.

Commercial disputes

We offer dispute resolution services and advice covering a wide range of common problems including breach of contract, building and property disputes, debt recovery, copyright infringement, partnership disputes and corporations law.

We can assist with shareholders agreements, advice on corporate governance and due diligence practices such as documenting company administrations.

We can also assist with occupational health and safety issues, or any unfair dismissal claims or disputes.

Copyright, trademarks and patents

Our team can help you manage and enforce your intellectual property rights, including mediation or dispute resolution where needed. We can also guide you through the registration process for designs, patents and trademarks.

Bankruptcy or Insolvency

Don’t stress, we can assist with the entire process of recovering money owed to you from an initial Letter of Demand through to a Statement of Claim and Court Judgement.

Business Succession and Asset Protection

You need a plan in place to make sure that your business and personal assets are protected.

We can work with your business and family to devise a plan that keeps your hard-earned assets safe through unit, discretionary and family trusts, Wills and/or Powers of Attorney.

FAQs

There are many different business types and options available to you. The choice will depend on a range of circumstances that are unique to you. Please give us a call to discuss your options. 

We can assist you with leasing of all shapes and sizes. Give us a call or send us an email to discuss the specifics. As an equipment lease is a security interest, in most circumstances, it will need to be registered with the federal government’s Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR). 

Copyright, trademark, and patent laws are each applicable in various situations and each have their own set of technical rules. When obtaining permission to use creative works, you’re concerned primarily with copyright law. We can assist you to navigate these seemingly complex intellectual property rights. Give us a call today or send us an email to begin discussing your unique situation.

Our Process

At Harriss Jones Lawyers, we pride ourselves on developing fond relationships with our business clients, who often refer us work. 

Commercial transactions, structures and disputes can be complex, so we recommend obtaining the best legal advice at the outset, to protect yourself from any future challenges. 

We would love to help you navigate through your business and commercial law needs.

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To contact us to discuss your situation or make an appointment to see one of our lawyers click the ‘Phone us‘ or ‘Book’ buttons below.

What Our Clients Have Said…

Sutherland Food Services has been providing service to the aged community in the Sutherland Shire for over 50 years.

With recent changes in the aged care space, and the growing aged care market, it’s critical that our business model and operations are able to keep up with the demand.

Kathryn Harriss has been instrumental in providing professional legal advice covering agreements and other general advice to ensure that Sutherland Food Services is compliant and following best practice.

Kathryn and her team are responsive, easy to talk to answer every enquiry we send to them. I would highly recommend them to any business.

Susan Green, General Manager Sutherland Food Services Tweet