We are a local law firm providing expert and cost effective legal advice to businesses in Dandenong.
We assist small to medium size businesses every day by providing concise legal advice. More businesses turn to us first because we are commercially savvy and understand the issues impact businesses in the real world.
There are many different types of commercial contracts. There can be contracts between you and your customers, contracts between you and your suppliers, distribution agreements, purchase contracts, lease contracts to name but a few. Our commercial lawyers are familiar with the full range of business contracts. There is frankly not much that we would have seen before. We can draft a business contract for you or if you have been provided with an agreement by another party, we can review it for you and provide you with valuable feedback to ensure that it protects your interests.
Recover your debts fast is essential to ensuring that your bottom line is maximised and that your cash flow is uninterrupted. Just about every business has late payer problems. We provide a fast, effective debt collection service which uses legal mechanisms to help get you paid faster. The idea is that you get to the top of the debtor’s pile. Our tried and tested systems will help get you there faster.
We act for both landlords and tenants in the Dandenong commercial area. Our property lawyers understand commercial leasing from end to end. Where is the new lease the need to drafting, a new lease that requires review, a sublease, assignment of lease or if there is a dispute between a landlord and a tenant, we are well able to represent the interests of the business. We can also particularly advise in relation to lease default, including non-payment of rent, rent review disputes and we can move quickly when urgent action is required.
When a dispute arises, a fast resolution is usually the better way. We assist parties in a practical, conciliatory way in the dispute resolution process. Where necessary, we are tough litigators. If Court is inevitable, we can assist in enforcing tour rights.
Employment matters are important matters. We are increasingly being asked to draft employment contracts that properly set out the employment relationship and employee expectations. We find that employees also tend to prefer has it demonstrates that you are an organised employer who values their employees.
Sometimes disputes arise with employees. We are experienced with dealing such matters including protections of confidential information, restraint of trade and unfair dismissal.
We represent clients in the Magistrates Court, County Court Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court and VCAT.
Our litigation lawyers are tough and will prosecute your case with vigor.
A critical part of a successful business is to protect yourself from future problems. We can help with the various stage in the life cycle of a business.
Business set-up – establishing your business correctly requires careful consideration to ensure that you are operating in the correct structure at a particular stage. Sole trader, partnership, company, company/trust?
Business Operation – employees, debt collection, confidential information, commercial leasing, contracts, terms of trade and litigation are just a few of the things that help make a business run smoothly when they are done right. We practice in all of these areas.
Exit – if it becomes time to sell, wind the business down – or even wind it up, sound legal advice will assist in ensuring the transition is smooth.
While we have local knowledge of the Dandenong area, our team extends into the CBD. So you can rest assured that only experienced lawyers work on your matters.
Recovery of accounts receivable is critical to good cash flow and in come cases solvency. If you have late payers, we have a very high success rate in recovery.
Our insolvency lawyers are experienced in advising in relation to both company and personal insolvency. We understand such matters as Statutory Demands for Payment of Debt, Director’s Penalty Notices and Bankruptcy Notices. If you have been served with any of these documents, you must seek legal advice without delay.
Terms of Trade
Your Terms of Trade set out the basis upon which you do business with your buyers. This is often the “fine print” that is usually signed off on without much thought. However, when things go wrong, the first thing people do is look to those conditions to determine what the legal resolution will be. It is therefore critical to get these conditions right. Recent changes to the law mean that the terms of many businesses are outdated with ineffective conditions. For example, the old retention of title clause has lost the teeth its once had. Provision needs to be made for the Personal Property Securities register. Also, if you offer credit, you have an enforceable personal guarantee? We cn provide a tight, tailored set of terms of trade that will presumably carry your business forward with peace of mind for you, knowing that if there is a relationship breakdown, payment issue, you will have strong enforceable terms to turn to.
PCL Lawyers also offers the wider Dandenong area legal advice across a broad range of areas including:
Call us 1300 907 335 to discuss your particular situation or otherwise complete the contact form on this page and we will make sure you are connected to the right lawyer. You can meet at our office, deal electronically or we can come to you at your Dandenong business premises.
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