HEATHFIELD GROSVENOR LAWYERS

You want legal representation that will deliver cost effective and commercially intelligent results at fixed fee rates.

We are a commercial law firm backed by substantial international and domestic experience.

We focus on delivering astute, effective and affordable legal solutions in only two areas of expertise, litigation & dispute resolution and corporate and commercial advisory services.

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Our corporate and commercial lawyers have substantial international and domestic experience.

We take the time to understand your business, and the industries and markets within which you operate.  We also work with you to achieve your commercial objectives.

We offer cost effective fixed fee rates whenever possible so you know upfront what your legal services will cost.

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Litigation can be disruptive and costly in monetary terms and to your time.  Our lawyers are seasoned litigators with substantial international and domestic experience in the highest courts.

We will try to resolve your dispute in a cost effective manner as quickly as possible.

However if required we act vigorously in all Australian courts and tribunals.

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When are agreed damages clauses in contracts unenforceable penalty clauses rather than enforceable liquidated damages clauses?

When negotiating a contract the parties commonly think about what should happen in the event that the other party breaches a term of the contract. They may also wish to stipulate what should happen upon the occurrence of a certain event (which may not technically constitute a “breach” of the contract). The other party might […]

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DEFAMATION
$45,000 damages for republication of defamatory statement by third party: Milne v Ell [2017] NSWSC 555 (8 May 2017)

This case serves as a reminder of how liability for defamatory statements can extend to the republication of the statement by third parties, even where the republication has not been expressly authorised (but impliedly authorised).  In summary, an original publisher will be liable for the repetition of his or her original defamatory publication, including in […]

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COMMERCIAL LAW
Franchisors and holding companies beware: Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (Bill) was introduced by the House of Representatives on 1 March 2017.  A report of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee is presently due by 9 May 2017.  It is anticipated that the Bill (in its current form or otherwise with amendments) will receive Royal […]

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COMMERCIAL LAW
Establishing an Australian branch of an overseas business vs an Australian subsidiary company of an overseas business

This article focuses on two frequently used methods for foreign companies to carry on business in Australia. Frequently, foreign companies do so either by establishing an Australian branch of their existing overseas business (i.e. it is the overseas business which trades in Australia) or, alternatively, the foreign company establishes an Australian company as a subsidiary […]

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COMMERCIAL LAW
Important considerations when choosing a name for your business

When it comes to choosing the name of your business, there are various key legal factors that you should consider. Existing registered and unregistered rights may already exist in similar names. The mere registration of a business or company name with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) does not avoid any of the following […]

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COMMERCIAL LAW
How to manage an employee’s performance & associated disciplinary action

1          ISSUE You have an employee who is under-performing in their work or behaviour and you wish to manage their performance and monitor it moving forwards. You may consider that a failure to improve in accordance with set guidelines should result in some form of disciplinary action[1]. In doing so it is important to consider […]

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