Practice Areas

Goldsmiths Lawyers will represent individuals and businesses across a broad range of legal services.

We will act on behalf of individuals in matters relating to family law, property wills and estates, and civil and criminal concerns.

Across all industry sectors, Goldsmiths Lawyers provide expert services to companies, partnerships, trusts, franchises, sole proprietorships in relation to business related matters.

The following is a listing of Goldsmiths Lawyers practice areas:

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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