Commercial Law

Commercial Law

We work with you to understand what you are trying to achieve and provide you with pragmatic and objective commercial law advice to help you achieve your goals.

Our commercial lawyers and litigators focus on what is important in order to provide cost effective advice to a diverse range of clients, including publicly listed companies.

If you are starting out, we understand that every business is unique and has its own particular needs when it comes to structuring. We will work with you to formulate the best structure for you and your business – whether it be a company, a trust, a partnership or a joint venture (see the Structures guide in our Publications section).

If you are buying a business, we can assist you with due diligence enquiries and contract negotiations.

If you are buying or leasing premises, our lawyers have experience in all aspects of property law.

Our contract lawyers Perth have expertise in reviewing, drafting and negotiating a very wide range of commercial law contracts, ranging from software licence agreements for international roll-out to terms and conditions for equipment hire companies (including PPSA clauses) and on-line companies that provide them with the protection they need when trading.

We can also provide you with advice when things go wrong.  Some of our recent work includes:

  1. advising directors in relation to a dead lock at board level;
  2. advising in relation to a partnership dispute; and
  3. advising on what to do where a party to a joint venture agreement becomes terminally ill before the end of the venture.

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Conducting business as a partnership

23rd March 2018

What is a partnership? A partnership is the relationship which exists between “persons” (see below) who carry on a business in common with a view to profit. In Western Australia, partnerships are governed by the Partnership Act 1895. There are two types of partnerships, “general” and “limited”. A general partnership is one in which all... read more

I just want to get paid!

20th March 2018

Fletcher Law receives a substantial number of enquiries from subcontractors, in the construction industry, about delayed or non-payment for works completed on construction projects. This is at a time when news about construction companies running into financial problems, leaving unpaid subcontractors in precarious positions, is all too common. The delayed payment or non-payment of accounts... read more

To send or not to send

16th October 2017

Direct Marketing under Australian Privacy and Spamming Laws Before you hit send on that commercial electronic message (including, amongst others, emails and SMS messages) (“CEM”) you should be aware of the application of Australian privacy and spam laws. Finding electronic addresses online or purchasing a list from a business to business list supplier (“B2B List... read more