Our Expertise

At Goldsmiths Lawyers we provide a complete service including:

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Property Sale / Purchase / Lease

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  • Banking and finance including loans, securities & mortgages
  • Conveyancing
  • Due diligence and investigatory work
  • GST advices
  • Leasing of commercial, industrial and retail premises
  • Negotiating terms and conditions of property agreements
  • Owners corporations including disputes
  • Planning law including applications and objections at VCAT
  • Property taxes including rates and land tax advice
  • Residential and commercial property transactions
  • Sale and purchase of businesses
  • Subdivisions and developments
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Commercial

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  • Advising, drafting and negotiating commercial loans
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Directors’ duties, shareholders’ rights and legal compliance
  • Discretionary, unit and hybrid trusts
  • Due diligence
  • Intellectual property including trademarks and copyright
  • Joint ventures
  • Negotiation and preparation of commercial agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Share and unit share sales
  • Sale and purchase of businesses and/or property
  • Compliance with regulator’s requirements; e.g. ACCC
  • Asset management and protection
  • Business creation, exit and succession planning
  • Partnership agreements
  • Sale and purchase of businesses
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Family

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  • Divorce
  • Property settlements
  • Negotiating and reaching settlements
  • Documenting settlements
  • Including complex business, company and trust structures
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Binding financial agreements
  • Before, during and after marriage or relationship financial agreements
  • Protection of assets
  • De facto relationships
  • Same sex relationships
  • Children’s matters
  • Developing and implementing workable parenting arrangements
  • Child support
  • Intervention orders (family violence) 
  • Urgent injunctions
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Property Sale / Purchase / Lease

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  • Banking and finance including loans, securities & mortgages
  • Conveyancing
  • Due diligence and investigatory work
  • GST advices
  • Leasing of commercial, industrial and retail premises
  • Negotiating terms and conditions of property agreements
  • Owners corporations including disputes
  • Planning law including applications and objections at VCAT
  • Property taxes including rates and land tax advice
  • Residential and commercial property transactions
  • Sale and purchase of businesses
  • Subdivisions and developments
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Commercial

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  • Advising, drafting and negotiating commercial loans
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Directors’ duties, shareholders’ rights and legal compliance
  • Discretionary, unit and hybrid trusts
  • Due diligence
  • Intellectual property including trademarks and copyright
  • Joint ventures
  • Negotiation and preparation of commercial agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Share and unit share sales
  • Sale and purchase of businesses and/or property
  • Compliance with regulator’s requirements; e.g. ACCC
  • Asset management and protection
  • Business creation, exit and succession planning
  • Partnership agreements
  • Sale and purchase of businesses
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Family

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  • Divorce
  • Property settlements
  • Negotiating and reaching settlements
  • Documenting settlements
  • Including complex business, company and trust structures
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Binding financial agreements
  • Before, during and after marriage or relationship financial agreements
  • Protection of assets
  • De facto relationships
  • Same sex relationships
  • Children’s matters
  • Developing and implementing workable parenting arrangements
  • Child support
  • Intervention orders (family violence) 
  • Urgent injunctions
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Wills & Estate Management

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  • Advising and drafting wills and testamentary trusts
  • Drafting powers of attorney
  • Guardianship and administration of estates including probate
  • Preparing a Will
  • Superannuation death benefit claims
  • Testamentary trusts
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Litigation

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General/Civil Litigation:

 

  • Appeals  and reviews
  • Breach of directors’ duties
  • Building
  • Defamation
  • Discrimination
  • Debt recovery and statutory demands
  • Employment
  • Insolvent trading
  • Insurance
  • Personal injury
  • Property related
  • Trade practice issues
  • Will disputes

Commercial Litigation:

 

  • Contracts and commercial agreements
  • Intellectual property
  • Shareholders’ and partnership disputes
  • Trade practices
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  • Trademarks
  • Confidentiality
  • Copyright
  • Patents
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Wills & Estate Management

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  • Advising and drafting wills and testamentary trusts
  • Drafting powers of attorney
  • Guardianship and administration of estates including probate
  • Preparing a Will
  • Superannuation death benefit claims
  • Testamentary trusts
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Litigation

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General/Civil Litigation:

 

  • Appeals  and reviews
  • Breach of directors’ duties
  • Building
  • Defamation
  • Discrimination
  • Debt recovery and statutory demands
  • Employment
  • Insolvent trading
  • Insurance
  • Personal injury
  • Property related
  • Trade practice issues
  • Will disputes

Commercial Litigation:

 

  • Contracts and commercial agreements
  • Intellectual property
  • Shareholders’ and partnership disputes
  • Trade practices
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  • Trademarks
  • Confidentiality
  • Copyright
  • Patents
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Criminal Law

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  • Assault
  • Asset confiscation
  • Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) examinations and prosecutions
  • Australian Crime Commission (ACC) examinations and prosecutions
  • Commercial and corporate crime
  • Disciplinary Tribunals (VCAT and AAT)
  • Property offences
  • Traffic offences
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Professional Negligence

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Plaintiff or Defendant claims, for wide and various professions. Particular expertise in the professions of:

 

  • Accountants
  • Brokers
  • Builders/architects
  • Lawyers
  • Cost disputes with Lawyers
  • Financial planners and advisors
  • Liquidators
  • Real estate agents and valuers
  • Trustees
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Dispute Resolution

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  • Arbitration
  • Conciliation
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
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Criminal Law

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  • Assault
  • Asset confiscation
  • Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) examinations and prosecutions
  • Australian Crime Commission (ACC) examinations and prosecutions
  • Commercial and corporate crime
  • Disciplinary Tribunals (VCAT and AAT)
  • Property offences
  • Traffic offences
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Professional Negligence

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Plaintiff or Defendant claims, for wide and various professions. Particular expertise in the professions of:

 

  • Accountants
  • Brokers
  • Builders/architects
  • Lawyers
  • Cost disputes with Lawyers
  • Financial planners and advisors
  • Liquidators
  • Real estate agents and valuers
  • Trustees
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Dispute Resolution

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  • Arbitration
  • Conciliation
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
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Building Law

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  • Building disputes and negotiations
  • Disputes with home improvement work (renovations)
  • Advice for subcontractors
  • Advice on joint ventures
  • Security of payments

 

  • Delays in building projects
  • Changes in contract price
  • Fence disputes
  • Development applications
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Agency Services

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  • Acting for firms and financial institutions
  • Court appearances
  • Experience litigating in all court jurisdictions
  • Network of over 3,500 barristers nationwide

 

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Debt Collecting

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  • Advice for Creditors
  • Advice for Debtors
  • Initiating debt collection
  • Legal proceedings

 

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Building Law

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  • Building disputes and negotiations
  • Disputes with home improvement work (renovations)
  • Advice for subcontractors
  • Advice on joint ventures
  • Security of payments

 

  • Delays in building projects
  • Changes in contract price
  • Fence disputes
  • Development applications
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Agency Services

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  • Acting for firms and financial institutions
  • Court appearances
  • Experience litigating in all court jurisdictions
  • Network of over 3,500 barristers nationwide

 

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Debt Collecting

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  • Advice for Creditors
  • Advice for Debtors
  • Initiating debt collection
  • Legal proceedings