Faith-based organisations have unique legal needs. We understand the important stewardship obligations you have around your assets and the communities they serve.

Whether you are running a church, convent, monastery, group home, educational institution, aged-care facility, retirement village or social housing development, we can give you the legal advice required to support you in your mission.
 
We are experienced at advising faith-based organisations on corporate governance. This includes advice to boards, committees and managers, drafting of constituent or governing documents and advice on accountability.
 
Our clients include schools, aged-care providers, religious institutions, professional associations, charitable funds and trusts, Public Benevolent Institutions, charitable institutions, societies and clubs.
 
We provide advice across the whole spectrum:

Banking and Finance

  • Property and construction transactions
  • Traditional and innovative structured property financing solutions
  • Relief applications, fundraising and restructuring
  • New investment product and fund offerings and associated disclosure statements

Construction

  • Building and construction projects and disputes
  • Procurement contracts
  • Risk management and contract administration
  • Construction risk insurance

Corporate and Commercial

  • Corporate, financial services and tax-exempt legal issues and structuring
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial and ancillary contracts
  • Intellectual property, privacy and discrimination matters
  • Institutional governance and compliance matters

Digital Governance and Privacy

  • Data protection and compliance
  • Privacy and cyber risk management 
  • Intellectual property protection including trade marks and copyright
  • Development of policies and support in the event of a data breach

Disputes and Investigations 

  • Developing strategies and methods to manage and reduce the impact of claims
  • Maximising the recoverable damages with regards to claims you may initiate
  • Representation and advice on defamation matters

Employment

  • Workplace relations and dispute resolution
  • Drafting and reviewing employment contracts, including enterprise agreements
  • Government regulation for disability organisations
  • Legal and WHS considerations related to volunteers
  • Training and education on legislative amendments

Planning and Environment

  • Planning and development
  • Development approvals, consents and licences
  • Development litigation, mediation and dispute resolution
  • Major projects including planning agreements and rezoning of land

Insurance

  • Risk management and general liability
  • Major insurable events
  • Risk review and management
  • Insurance and reinsurance, drafting and advice including policy drafting and interpretation

Property

  • Property transactions, including acquisitions, sales and leasing
  • Property development; drafting and negotiation agreements, development strategies, management strategies, easements and associated agreements
  • Leasing, drafting and negotiation agreements, fitout and incentive deeds, car park, and other licenses
  • Acquisitions and disposals of commercial land and buildings

Wills, estates and succession planning

  • Recovering debts from deceased states
  • Bequest establishment, realisation and management
  • Contested estates
There is no media that matches this expertise.