Ben is a Senior Associate at Fletcher Law, admitted in Western Australia and New Zealand.
He practises in general commercial law, with particular experience advising in the areas of acquisitions, hospitality and events, start-ups & ecommerce, data and privacy, commercial and retail leasing, construction contracts and construction disputes (including adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act), PPSA compliance and employment law.
Ben is committed to achieving results for his clients, who range from small business owners to large corporates. He has a straightforward and easy-going manner and prides himself on delivering clear and practical legal advice.
Examples of matters:
- Acted for the buyer on the acquisition of several bars and nightclubs
- Prepared a joint venture agreement between a large sporting organisation and an events company
- Drafted various agreements for a website development company with a particular emphasis on protection of intellectual property (including software and codes) including for consulting services, website development agreements, confidentiality agreements, scoping agreements and employment agreements
- Acted for the vendor in the sale of a childcare business
- Acted for a major developer in relation to the development of a large multi-storey commercial / residential building. Tasks included the drafting of the design and construct contract for the complex, drafting of the residential and commercial sales contracts (and various strata title documentation), negotiating with various parties and advising on numerous compliance / legislative issues
- Assisted start-up businesses, particularly in the online space, with various issues including structuring of the business, preparation of core documents (service agreements, terms and conditions and privacy policies), advising on privacy and data protection issues and advising on human resource / employment issues
- Acted for large equipment hire companies on PPSA matters relating to their customers and subcontractors
- Advised on corporate restructuring and refinance transactions (including reviewing loan documentation and security documents)
- Advised on various employment related matters including the transition of workers from “contractors” to “employees”
- Acted for a resource recovery and remediation company on various matters including the drafting of licenses to enter onto land to conduct recycling and resource recovery operations
- Advised on risk mitigation procedures and policies for a large survey company
- Advised on a joint venture between a finance broker and accountancy firm
- Drafted an agreement for the sale and purchase of a large yacht from France
- Drafted and advised on various other agreements including loan agreements, franchise agreements, sale and purchase of business agreements, property sale agreements, shareholder agreements and distribution agreements