Comprehensive and tailored advice across diverse industries and sectors. Our solicitors provide concise legal advice partnered with professionalism, cross border knowledge and innate local experience.

Commercial Law and Corporate Advisory

Our practice delivers superior and tailored advice on transactions and commercial matters, corporate governance and regulatory issues. We recognise the value of understanding our client’s mandates, key objectives and business needs to deliver commercially-realistic advice. Brightstone Legal values building strong relationships with our clients to collaboratively address their business needs.

Corporate transactions: Our team has the expertise and experience across various industries, practices and advising corporations of all sizes and age. From adding insight to investment decisions such as private equity transactions to managing debt transactions or expansion of capital deals, Brightstone Legal partners with our clients to leverage on their advantages and take on challenges. With a focus upon coordinated advice, we deliver legal services in the following areas:

  • Due diligence across assets, liabilities, transactions and industry practices
  • Advise on regulatory requirements, both international and nation-wide
  • Structuring investment and exit transactions
  • Support negotiations with third-parties or internal stakeholders
  • Considering potential litigation risks
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Advising on corporate governance is part of Brightstone Legal’s broader commercial legal practice. We provide full service legal advice in the following areas:

  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Board composition and responsibilities
  • Director engagement and responsibilities
  • Shareholder engagement
  • Regulatory investigations and inquiries as well as disclosure obligations
  • Registration (incorporation) of companies
  • Business names registration and maintenance
  • Foreign Investment: We are able to assist in the multi-faceted economic landscape of Australia to offer solutions to establish operations in Australia and getting your corporation’s structure right for long-term success. With an understanding of your corporation’s requirements, our team is able to provide insight and advice as to the necessary review processes and regulatory approvals.

    Dispute Resolution and Litigation

    Resolving disputes is one of the fundamental functions of law. An experienced dispute resolution and litigation lawyer could provide you with guidance to resolve your problems using the most economic, convenient and efficient way without being cost prohibitive.

    Brightstone Legal has capable litigation and dispute resolution teams specialising in both civil and criminal matters at courts of all levels.

    We handle claims and defences in the state Local, District and Supreme Courts as well as Federal Circuit and Federal Courts. We also actively defend summary offences in Local Courts and indictable offences in the District, Supreme and Federal Courts.

    We understand that the perfect solution to a problem is one that takes into account the client’s social, cultural and economic backgrounds. Hence and central to our philosophy is our client-centric approach to deliver tailored solution to our clients’ problems.

    When handling disputes, you need clarity and certainty to make an informed decision for your next step. Brightstone Legal’s litigation and dispute resolution team will offer exactly that – clarity, certainty and a suitable solution backed by experience and expertise.

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    Criminal and Traffic Offence

    The prospect of a criminal conviction or a jail sentence is terrifying for most and undoubtedly a stressful situation to be in. Being well-prepared is essential to getting you the most favourable outcome possible and we are dedicated to assembling the best case in your defence.

    At Brightstone Legal, we have experienced criminal lawyers who have appeared before courts of different levels and fought a variety of cases from AVOs to strictly indictable offences. We understand the importance of tailoring your defence to suit your personal circumstances, and we endeavour to have in-depth knowledge of you and your case. We represent clients with the highest level of honesty, respect and empathy, and ensure that you are well-informed about all options and developments in your case.

    Our service to you extends beyond your criminal case. We pride ourselves in thinking ahead and pre-empting issues that may occur after our clients have been charged, such as impending visa cancellation. We work as a team with our immigration lawyers to resolve all of your legal issues in a seamless manner, so that you do not have to face the extra burden of seeking separate legal advice and representation.

    Some of the matters we can assist you with are:

  • Apprehended Violence Orders
  • Assaults
  • Driving Offences
  • Stealing
  • Fraud
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Drug charges
  • Real Estate

    The real estate sector is one of the largest industries within Australian economy. Being the law firm of choice among fund managers, investors, developers and owners, we deliver a high-level of service to them with our experience, resources and insights within the industry.

    Our team is known for its highly regarded and sought technical and commercial nous. We have extensive experience providing strategic advice to a wide range of local and offshore reputable corporate clients as well as Asian inbound investors across the sector, handling acquisitions, disposals, property developments and project finance.

     

    We also have vast experience in advising clients in buying and selling commercial buildings, industrial and rural estates, and managing leases.

  • Acquisitions and disposal of properties
  • Commercial and retail leasing
  • Foreign investment advisory
  • Planning, land use regulation and environmental law
  • Joint venture, project management, property and asset management
  • Residential, retail and mixed-use developments and project
  • Real estate financing
  • Immigration

    Australia is a world-renowned immigrant country with a well-developed and diverse immigration system. We understand that cross-border business development and individual migration is a big step for overseas companies and individuals.

    Brightstone Legal is devoted to delivering valuable services that address the full scope of immigration-related issues. Our immigration lawyers partner with businesses of all sizes and professionals in various area to offer bespoke solutions. We are willing to listen to our customers ‘ needs, understand their distinct requirements and concerns, and help them evolve strategies for success.

     

    At your first consultation with us, you will have a considered strategy as well as an assessment of the likelihood of success and the estimated time and associated costs. From the beginning of your matter until its conclusion, you can expect ongoing communication and professional advocacy on your behalf.

    We advise on all aspects of immigration law, including:

    • Skilled and business visa applications for high-net-worth individuals and business owner
    • Temporary and permanent visa applications
    • Internal business process, employer obligation and immigration compliance
    • Family and Resident Return visa applications
    • Review applications, including Administrative Appeals and Judicial Review (Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court and High Court of Australia) matters
    • Visa cancellations and requests for the Minister’ intervention
    • Complex immigration issues, including PIC 4020, Schedule 3 and Character matters

    Family Law

    Breakups are often stressful and complicated enough without the need to involve lawyers. Uncertainty in how Australia’s complex legal system operates, and the complexity of emotions can make a difficult time even more so, especially with blended assets and finances.

    At Brightstone Legal, we are dedicated to providing you with professional yet empathetic advice that will ease your way through these difficult times. We pride ourselves on our unique problem-solving approach to any issues you may have.

    Often, the average client does not realise that their matter may expand further than just a single area of law. In Australia’s increasingly diverse cosmopolitan society, it is common to see family law bleeding into the area if migration law.

    We believe in taking a holistic and multi-faceted approach when it comes to our clients and making sure they understand the process. Whether seemingly simple, or complicated, we want to help and will go that extra mile for you. Some of the matters we can assist you with are:

  • Divorces
  • Property and Financial Matters in Divorces and De facto Relationships
  • Child Support and Custody Arrangements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Consent Orders
  • Mediation
  • Financial Services

    Brightstone Legal recognises the requisite level of regulation in the financial services industry and its associated risks. Our team of professionals can assist with securitisation of assets, facility management, funds management as well as financial services.

    At Brightstone Legal, our multidisciplinary team works together closely to ensure that clients are provided with comprehensive and pragmatic solutions to structure their deals and navigate through the reforms within the financial services sector.

    Our team is capable of integrating our understanding of current regulatory issues with our client’s business objectives and deliver a package of solution to accommodate and expand your business in this area.

    Integrated with our commercial legal practice, our services include:

  • Trust deeds/constitutions
  • Securitisation, mortgage and personal property matters
  • Co-investment agreements
  • Australian Financial Services Licensing (AFSL) application and compliance
  • Regulatory issues under the Corporations Act
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    Notary Public

    With growth of international commercial activities and globalization of economy, notarisation of certain types of transactional or legal instrument becomes an important components of cross-border business transaction.

    A notary’s primary task involves certification and verification of documentations required by a client for overseas use. Document notarization ensures documents are valid inside and outside of Australia in the countries where they will be used. We offer full range of notarial services for all countries to individual and corporations. A notary public has the statutory power to do the following:

  • Verify/Certify documents for use in Australia and globally
  • Attest documents and certify their due execution for use in Australia and globally
  • Administer oaths for Australian and international documents
  • Prepare and certify powers of attorney, wills, deeds, contracts and other legal documents for use in Australia and globally
  • Witness signatures to affidavits, statutory declarations, powers of attorney, contracts and other documents for use in Australia and globally