Dwyer Durack have a team of highly experienced commercial lawyers that can assist in all types of business and property transactions and disputes. We advise in all aspects of Commercial law and work closely with our clients to provide legal solutions in a timely manner.
As one of the leading commercial law firms in Perth, the team of corporate lawyers at Dwyer Durack understand the complexity of company and business structures which require close attention to detail. Our dedicated commercial litigation lawyers and solicitors provide efficient and practical advice, irrespective of the size of the company or business.
Commercial Law Advice
Our commercial lawyers will work closely with you in order to resolve your issue and can provide you with comprehensive legal advice where necessary. At Dwyer Durack, we pride ourselves on active practical problem solving and our approach is to always take the time to understand you and your matter and then determine the most practical and cost-effective course of action.
Dwyer Durack has extensive experience in all aspects of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, establishing business structures and resolving commercial disputes and appearing in the State Administrative Tribunal and in all State and Federal Courts.
At Dwyer Durack, our team of commercial lawyers are able to assist in the following type of matters:
- Contract negotiation and settlements
- Drafting and advising on Contracts
- Negotiation and drafting of Commercial Leases, Subleases and assignment of leases
- Drafting Franchising contracts and all aspects of Franchising law
- Loan Agreement and security arrangements
- Planning law
- Government approvals
- Intellectual property law
If you have any commercial law queries or require representation, please contact our experienced commercial law team today to represent your best interests. Call our leading law firm in Perth on (08) 9289 9888 or visit our office at Level 8, 40 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a shareholder's agreeement?
It is vital to enter into a shareholders’ agreement in order to manage potential risks and disputes that may arise in the future. A shareholders' agreement is a legal contract entered into and agreed upon by all shareholders of a company. The Agreement outlines the original intentions of the parties and regulates the rights, responsibilities, liabilities and obligations of each shareholder.
Does my registered business name protect me from other businesses trading under the same or a similar name?
Registering a business name does not give you exclusive trading rights or ownership over that name and therefore it does not stop another person from registering a similar name. To protect your business name from being used by someone else, you must register it as a trade mark. A registered trade mark then gives you the exclusive legal right to use, license and sell your intellectual asset in Australia.
I am the Director of a Company. Can I be personally liable for the debts of the Company?
A Director has certain duties and obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 that you will need to be aware of, including ensuring that the company is not trading whilst insolvent, which may lead to a director being personally liable for the debts of the company. We recommend that you contact us to ensure that you are aware of the obligations imposed on you as a Director and to discuss how you can protect yourself against potential liability.
Commercial Law Team
LLB, Diploma in Modern Languages (German)
Head of Department - Commercial Law
Catherine joined Dwyer Durack's Commercial Law department in 2019.
With over 15 years experience in Commercial Law, Catherine’s focus is on contract law and property with an interest in agribusiness. Catherine has extensive experience in property and infrastructure developments and sale of business and property assets.
Catherine has been involved in drafting contracts for establishment of significant State assets and large property and rural agribusiness assets and also tourism business assets involving Crown land.
Catherine has a practical and business minded approach to commercial matters and in delivering timely advice to clients.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
- Business Contracts
- Loan Contracts and financing arrangements
- Real property including subdivisions and amalgamations
- Crown land and leasing arrangements
- Planning law
EDUCATION / ADMISSIONS
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia 2002
- Diploma in Modern Language (German), University of Western Australia 2002
- Admitted Supreme Court of WA: 3 March 2004
Lawyer - General Litigation & Liquor Licensing
Emily first jointed Dwyer Durack in 2012 and began practicing in the Criminal Law, Restraining Order and Liquor Licensing areas in November 2017.
Emily practices in Criminal Law and Liquor Licensing, as well as in Employment and Restraining Order matters.
Emily has appeared in both metro and regional Magistrates Court on criminal and restraining order matters, as well as the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal, Fair Work Commission and WAIRC. Emily has also represented clients at the Department of Racing Gaming and Liquor and the Liquor Commission.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
- Criminal Law
- Liquor Licensing
- Commercial Litigation
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
EDUCATION / ADMISSIONS
- Bachelor of Laws
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Admission Date (Supreme Court of WA): 1 November 2017
- Admission (High Court of Australia): 15 October 2018
- Law Society of Western Australia
- Women Lawyers Association
- Criminal Lawyers Association of Western Australia
Marie Hall joined Dwyer Durack in March 2019 and provides both legal and administrative support to all Departments.
Marie has over 12 years experience in administrative roles including Local Government and accounts related roles, together with 6 years in the Legal industry, which has included Family Law, Commercial, Litigation, Property and Wills & Probate.