*Sydney ; Level 1, 299 Elizabeth St Sydney 2000
NSW TEL 02 92813230/ MOB 0409813622 Ah 02 9281 3230 QLD 07 4033 7652
Postal : Su 74 , 78 William St Sydney Australia NSW 2011
*Now also @ Lvl 57 MLC Centre Sydney NSW 2000 , 12/1 Pacific Hwy North Sydney
1/299 Elizabeth St , SYDNEY NSW
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We have been retained with extensive contractual, company, industrial relations, conveyancing and property related matters for various clients, some international, some domestic and some commercial, as well as scrutinizing and revising commercial contracts and undertaking substantial debt collection related litigation for two large size commercial organisations.(IT industry & DJ,Sound & Audio industry)
Also currently undertaking Contract Work for GB Legal/Grubers Beckett Chartered Accountants & Law Group (in all offices on the Eastern Seaboard; Sydney, NSW , Brisbane and Cairns QLD ) and also for www.svclegal.com.au mainly in the area of Asset Protection,Insolvency/Restructuring , Estate Planning,Wills,Probate and Family Law ,Finance ,Risk & Compliance , IP/IT , Insurance and Franchising. SVC LEGAL AND SVC BUS' ADVISORY ALSO PROVIDE IMMIGRATION REFERRAL SERVICES TO IN HOUSE MIGRATION AGENTS DAVID COOTE AND LUCK ENIM ESQ TEL 02 9211 6908
In the past, we have undertaken not only a preparatory litigation support role with Counsel but have also had substantial advocacy experience in the Local Court, District Court, the Supreme Court, the Industrial relations Commission and the Federal Court in both criminal and civil matters. Such experience has necessarily in the past also included representation of clients to The NSW Crimes Commission when they have been concerned with its enquiries.
Overseas Consultancy experience for the above two major commercial clients has included Import and Export Contracts/Marketing and Offshore Tax & Investment Planning for Expatriates including trusts and company formation and liaison with retained Lawyers in other jurisdictions.
In terms of my previous positions being in house legal positions with two companies the Principal has been extensively involved in preparation and vetting of commercial contracts, Conveyancing,Leasing, Industrial Negotiations, Advice on Awards and Industrial Agreements and the provision of general contractual advice. Previous experience with the Master Builders Association and other private employers has involved extensive exposure to the analysis and drafting of construction contracts and the resolution of construction and industrial related disputes and ensuring compliance with regulatory laws and regulations by Corporations and other organizations.
Experience in Legal Practice has mainly focused on achieving pragmatic cost effective and practical solutions of legal problems and disputes by use of experience in technical analysis of legal problems as applied to facts as presented.
Two major Commercial clients have Substantial potential opportunity and potential for the promotion of Business Migration and new Joint Venture Projects in their respective areas of business. The writer is available on a contract/project and part time basis.
The Writer is the holder of an unrestricted practicing certificate as well as relevant tertiary qualifications.
The Writer has participated as instructing Solicitor for Counsel and acted as advocate in a number of substantial Criminal and Civil matters in the Local, District ,Supreme and Federal Court as well as the Family Court. Civil litigation has included Construction, Industrial Relations and Property matters. Criminal matters have included sexual assault and “home invasion”. The Applicant has undertaken advocacy in committal hearings in the Local Court and also in respect of Summary Matters ranging from assault through to longer hearings involving charges under the relevant Gaming legislation.
The writer has had carriage of various unfair dismissals and Industrial Matters both on behalf of Employers and Employees in the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW and the AIRC.
The writer has acted in respect of a number of complex administrative law related matters concerning Migration and alleged mistreatment of detainees within Immigration Detention centers. In light of previous experience in the above and other areas of litigation ,it is submitted that the Applicant has a good understanding of the practice and implication of advocacy, criminal law and administrative law.
Development of Innovative Approaches –Management and Practice of Law.
In previous employment the writer has compiled Compliance / Operations Manuals to Guide conduct within organisations in relation to debt collection, sales practices, personel practice, associated employment law practice, contracting and the collection of information. This has been done with a view to enabling users to achieve a maximum of self sufficiency without recourse to detailed legal advice in respect of every single transaction.
Strategic Planning & Leadership Skills.
Previous engagements have involved substantial training of other Legal and para legal staff as well as the provision of education in the form of seminars and educational presentations to general staff of commercial clients so as to improve compliance with applicable legislation.
As part of previous employment and present engagements, the Principal has supervised, co-ordinate and facilitated the work of other persons in areas of debt collection, sales practice and Industrial /Personnel Practice.
Communication and Negotiation Skills.
Communication skills have been gained through previous involvement in commercial disputes leading to litigation and its settlement. Negotiation skills have been utilized to assist with the preparation of contractual agreements in the Construction and IT related industries as well as in relation to the resolution of disputes.
Conceptual Analytical and Problem Solving Ability.
Through involvement in complex litigation in the past, particularly that with respect to Employment and the drafting of complex commercial contracts in the commercial areas of practice, such ability has been developed with a view to achieving a realistic commercial and equitable solutions as part of comprehensive settlements and agreements. Examples include IT Industry agreements and the settlement of Industrial related unfair dismissals disputes involving substantial and serious demonstrated misconduct on the part of senior employees in some relevant organisations.
Client Relationship Management
Both in private practice and within Commercial organisations high level use has been made of instant electronic communication(s) (such as email) so as to maximize accountability and reporting to clients on a regular basis. The Principal has also focused on explaining the implications of complex legal matters in a manner that is readily understandable to clients.
Summary of Experience
· Construction/Property Law & claims, disputes & resolution.
· Industrial /Employment Law ,Formulation of Employment contracts,Advocacy,unfair dismissals, disputes & resolution.
· IT Contracts, Disputes
· Debt collection, insolvency, demands and litigation including advocacy in all inferior & Superior Courts.
· Advocacy & Conduct of Criminal, Commercial & Family Law Matters since 1996
· Solicitor/Legal Practice & Commercial Management, Supervision of other legal/para legal staff & practice Management.
· International Tax, Offshore Companies & Trust Formation
· Franchise, Licences & Sale of Businesses.
· Company & Commercial Compliance.
· Sales & Marketing.
* Asset Protection , Estate Planning , Wills & Probate