WGC Lawyers provide Legal Expertise for the Businesses and corporate sectors from all corners of the economy deal with a wide range of legal issues.
Agribusiness | Legal Expertise in gaining a firm grasp of the legal environment in Queensland’s agricultural sector is essential. WGC has experts that will provide straightforward and honest advice that is commercially realistic and based on years of experience. Our legal experts can provide both primary and secondary producers with advice on banking and securities, property acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, lending and contracts, intellectual property and a host of other complex business areas.
Building and construction | Legal Expertise in Building and construction projects often require diligent negotiation, drafting and administration of contracts between clients, contractors and subcontractors. This many tiers of activity can lead to disputes over project delivery and supply agreements, liquidated damages and delay claims, debt recovery and special conditions in contracts. If these aren’t remediated appropriately, it may even lead to litigation. WGC can assist businesses in every stage of disputes.
Body Corporate and Management Rights | The laws surrounding management rights are in a constant state of flux, making it difficult to always strictly adhere to them. Mishandling these laws can have dire consequences. However, WGC has Legal Expertise in handling business law, leasing, property and development law, community titles and the creation of management rights.
Business Structures | With the right business structures in place, a company can avoid taxation and regulatory burdens in the long run. WGC’s expert commercial law team can consult with prospective business owners or established company executives to share its vast knowledge of business acquisitions, restructures and sales; company, contract and corporate law; licensing and leasing requirements; and other areas of business structures.
Debt Recovery | Receiving realistic commercial advice in the early stages of debt recovery can have a tremendous impact on the outcome. We can help anyone recover debts owed to them no matter what the circumstance. Our Legal expertise in defending debt claims, settlement negotiations and helping establish payment plans, whether it stems from administration issues, bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidation or any other common debt problems.
Employer Advice | Disagreements and issues between employees can have long-lasting effects on any business. However, Expertise in resolving these matters early on through mediation and dispute resolution – before they ever lead to litigation – is the best way to handle them. WGC can break these laws down into plain English, clearly outlining rules of discrimination, employee contracts and policies, enterprise bargaining, workplace bullying and health/safety issues.
Franchising | Before embarking on any franchise opportunity, it’s important to receive sound legal expertise on contracts or agreements. Franchising matters can sometimes require negotiations, and we have years of experiences in handling these disputes. This may stem from the sale of a franchised business, interpretation of the Franchising Code of Conduct and contract termination.
Finance arrangements | Today’s economic climate requires businesses to take a very methodical approach to financing. Our finance experts don’t let a single detail go unexplored, and can advise you on a number of finance arrangements that would benefit your business. These may include corporate and project finance arrangements, revenue law, taxation, business acquisitions and mergers.
Property issues | Both new entrants to the property market and industry veterans can benefit from legal advice before entering into any property contract or agreement. We have years of experience in providing advice on contracts, mortgages and banking securities, how to work with local councils, selling or leasing property or land and conveyancing.
Maritime Law | The laws surrounding maritime and transport operations are very distinct from others, and require a legal team well versed in these areas. Owners and masters of ships or anyone else involved in maritime activities must conduct all functions safely. Our experts have experience dealings with several maritime law issues, including the more recent Navigation Act 2012. Other areas we can help include marine environmental issues, crimes at sea, sale of ships, maritime workplace investigations and risk management issues.
Insolvency | Before taking any insolvency action, an organisation may want to look into all business and corporate restructuring options. There are many forms of debt and bankruptcy that can be salvaged – and potentially turned into financial recovery – without proceeding to direct insolvency action. This is where WGC can offer fast and effective service to clients.
Business succession plans | Without a strong business succession plan, all the time, money and effort spent getting your company off the ground could be in vain in the event of retirement, death or trauma. WGC’s estates team can look at every operation, for any situation, to determine the best way to offer peace of mind to business partners and families. We can offer advice on structuring and restructuring, testamentary trusts, estate administration and disputes and many other areas of business succession planning.