Business Lawyers Perth

Our team of commercial lawyers offer a range of legal advice for anyone owning their own business, looking to purchase one or starting a new business. We can also help you more specifically in terms of leases, employment law and new business.


Once you’ve signed a lease, you’re stuck with the payments and obligations for the duration. So you need to make sure that what’s in it is not going to cause you problems. We highly recommend people obtain legal advice before entering into leases and other business contracts and agreements.

When entering into a new business, or an existing business, with another party it is always prudent to obtain legal, accounting and financial planning advice.

A lawyer will be able to advise you in relation to what entity (such as a company, a family trust, a unit trust or a partnership) may be the most appropriate in your circumstances.

Your lawyer will also assist you with what documents you should consider to formalise the arrangements, as well as any licences or other agreements or contracts that may be required.

No matter what stage you are at in your business life cycle, keeping up to date with your commercial legal requirements can be a time consuming process. Often business owners don’t have the time to seek legal advice over every business transaction they are involved in.

At Lynn & Brown we help businesses of all sizes ensure that their everyday business transactions such as terms of trade with customers, are updated regularly to ensure they remain compliant with legislation. We have extensive experience in advising on and assisting clients with PPSR (Personal Property Security Registry) issues.

If you would like to know more information, please contact the team at Lynn & Brown today, and explore our commercial law fact sheets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contracts, which you might not have noticed, are everywhere in our life. From simple sale and purchase, service supply, property leasing, to employment, banking and investments. Like many of us, you may have been stuck in a contract before and wanted to get out. Can I? You may wonder. There are different ways to end a contract. However, contracts are binding legal instruments, so a free exit ticket may not always be available.
One of the most satisfying tasks we perform at Lynn and Brown Lawyers is to work with our clients to either purchase or sell a business. We all know how stressful it is buying or selling a property and hoping to achieve a successful outcome. These stresses are no different to those that exist around buying or selling a business, particularly if that business is one you have built from scratch or the business that you are looking to buy is as a result of a significant lifestyle change or ambition for the next stage of your career.
A shareholders’ agreement is a contract signed by the shareholders of a company, which regulates their obligations and rights, as well as what should happen if certain situations arise. Unlike a company constitution, (which is automatically binding on all members) a shareholders’ agreement is only binding on the shareholders who sign it – just like any other contract. Since shareholders’ agreements are not compulsory, there are no requirements as to how they must be written.
Thinking of starting a business? Especially in this ever-changing age of COVID-19, the sparks of inspiration that pave the way to becoming a business owner are kaleidoscopically diverse: like many Australians, you may have suddenly found yourself without a steady income; you may have found you loved working from home and having extra time with your family; perhaps you’ve decided to start a “side hustle” to your main career, or after many years of contemplation, you’ve decided to seize the day (and a great opportunity!) and pursue your dreams.
A good lawyer, with experience, can often foresee things others could not. Sometimes there is nothing you can do about an unforeseeable event happening after you agree to a contract, but there are some things you can do to ensure your contract is as well drafted as possible.
If you are thinking of starting a business, you will need to consider the different business structures available to you and work out which structure will best suit your needs. In Australia, businesses are commonly structured as sole traders, companies, partnerships, discretionary trusts and unit trusts. It is important to seek professional advice (from a lawyer, accountant, or business adviser) before deciding which business structure to use.

A franchise is usually in the form of a written franchise agreement. However, franchises are regulated under the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code), which is given the force of law under the Competitions and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). The Code specifies both the franchisors’ and franchisees’ rights and responsibilities

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