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Our Building and Construction areas are major providers of legal services to strata schemes, bodies corporate, community schemes and corporate clients.

When you engage Grace Lawyers, you engage a team of professionals which are focused on providing you with a commercial result in a cost-effective manner.

The way we do our work allows us to respond to your needs quickly and effectively.

Our considerable experience enables us to draw upon a range of consultants and engineers who have demonstrated their own expertise in this field, thus ensuring that clients receive the best advice and evidence to achieve a positive outcome.

At Grace we have the experience and expertise to assist in the following areas:

The Building and Construction teams combine their knowledge of the systems, procedures and processes used in the construction industry through our expertise acting on behalf of strata schemes, bodies corporate, community schemes and developers to provide our clients a holistic service.
 
All Building & Construction Partners and Senior Associates regularly present seminars and training sessions to peak industry groups, our clients and their staff.
 
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Grace Lawyers is a provider of legal services to corporate clients, strata schemes, bodies corporate and community schemes

The services provided by us are at the more complex and high end of property work. This includes stratum subdivisions and the drafting of all documentation for any type of development.

We also provide an end-to-end service for property works, from the initial drafting of documents to appearing in all Courts and specialist Tribunals where disputes arise.

We combine our knowledge with other areas of Grace to ensure that any property-related issue can be resolved in an efficient and cost-effective way.

We specialise in the following:

  • Drafting, advice and negotiation of contracts involving property
  • Development of schemes including multi-level management
  • Development of community title schemes
  • Detailed management documentation including management statements, development contracts and covenants
  • General and complex leases and licences
  • Council inspections and planning law issues
  • Mortgages registration and discharge
  • Plans of subdivision (including redevelopment and sale of common property)
  • Terminations of schemes
  • Conversion of Company Title to Strata Title
  • Easements and restrictions (extinguishment, implementation and drafting)
  • Caveats
  • Property advice
All Partners and Senior Associates regularly present seminars and training sessions to industry and peer groups, our clients and their staff.
 

Our Corporate and Commercial team is highly respected amongst many corporate clients, strata schemes and community associations

When you engage Grace Lawyers, you engage a team of professionals which are focused on providing you with a commercial result in a cost-effective manner.

The size of our practice allows us to respond to your needs quickly and effectively.

Our corporate and commercial practice has the experience and expertise to assist in the following areas:

Our team covers the following areas:

  • corporate governance and compliance
  • company registrations and de-registrations
  • shareholder agreements, unit trusts, joint venture arrangements, partnerships, collaborations, consortiums and strategic alliances
  • general commercial and business advice
  • due diligence
  • sale and purchase of business (and assets)
  • intellectual property issues and advice
  • trade practices compliance
  • drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts
  • business and company name registrations
  • loan documentation
  • defamation issues and advice
The Commercial team is overseen by Colin Grace.
Colin regularly presents seminars and training sessions to statutory and peer group bodies, our clients and their staff.
 
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In addition to our skills and services in the Corporate and Commercial practice areas, we can also assist with Commercial and General Litigation services in those instances where negotiation has been unsuccessful.

Our commercial litigation lawyers are focused on providing you with a commercial result in a cost-effective manner even where the matter goes to a Court or Tribunal.

Our team appears in all of the following Courts and Tribunals:

  • NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • QLD Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • VIC Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Specialist land and Planning & Environment Courts (in all jurisdictions)
  • Local Magistrates Court (in all jurisdictions)
  • District  County Court (in all jurisdictions)
  • Supreme Court (in all jurisdictions)
  • Court of Appeal (in all jurisdictions)
  • High Court

Our litigation Partners and lawyers have experience in managing and appearing in all Tribunals and Courts from small commercial disputes to large litigation.

All Partners and Senior Associates regularly present seminars and training sessions to industry and peer groups, our clients and their staff.

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In the areas of debt collection, our services are second to none. We cover everything from the first letter of demand to final bankruptcy or liquidation (if required)

In the areas of strata, bodies corporate and community schemes debt collection, our services are second to none.

Our Partner, Daniel Radman, is regarded as the leading lawyer in this field across many areas of practice.

Daniel has undertaken the majority of major (and minor) cases in this area of law and is a lecturer and publisher of many articles on the topic of debt collection.

Our Debt Collection team uses the latest technology and has recently implemented our newest software program which provides direct access to clients (on request).

If you have any debt collection needs then contact our Debt Collection team for assistance in all Courts and Tribunals.

The expertise of our debt recovery team includes the following:

All Partners and Senior Associates regularly present seminars and training sessions to industry and peer groups, our clients and their staff.

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Our insolvency and corporate recovery areas at Grace Lawyers offer comprehensive legal services in the area of corporate and personal insolvency

Grace has the expertise to act on behalf of clients in all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency litigation as well as advise on and prepare documentation for administrations and other related insolvency matters.

Our services are relevant, practical, timely and cost-effective and we are distinguished from other insolvency practices by our strong client focus, efficiency, accessibility and commercial and professional approach.

We act on behalf of a range of clients including several leading insolvency practitioners (including Liquidators, Trustees, Administrators and Receivers), creditors (secured and unsecured), public and private companies, government bodies and the Strata community.

We can also provide assistance to companies in times of need.

The expertise of our insolvency and corporate recovery Partners and lawyers includes the following:

 Our Insolvency team is headed by Daniel Radman. Daniel is a full member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and has had many years practical experience in the areas of insolvency and bankruptcy acting for insolvency practitioners, large and small corporations, creditors, debtors, government agencies and private individuals.

Daniel regularly presents seminars and training sessions to industry and peer groups, our clients and their staff.

 

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Insurance is essentially about risk. How to manage risk. How to control risk. How to price risk.

At Grace, we have an in-depth understanding of risk from our comprehensive experience in acting for all stakeholders, from major insurers, re-insurers and underwriters to strata schemes, bodies corporate, lot owners and property owners.

Utilising our experience and expertise, our clients receive proper and timely advice covering all issues and perspectives from the outset of a matter.

We are able to tailor our approach to our clients’ needs, be it in relation to our service levels or the cost of our service. Doing business with us is not a one-way street. Our clients benefit from being able to access our most senior people to discuss the best legal or business outcomes for specific matters or their insurance practice generally.

Our insurance team has the experience and expertise to assist in the following areas:

  • Business and Commercial Insurance
  • Motor Vehicle Insurance and Home Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance, Building and Construction Insurance and Home Owners Warranty      Insurance
  • Policy Advice; Public Liability, Product Liability Fire Claims and Insurance Fraud

Our prominent position in our sector puts us on the cutting edge of the law relating to liability and insurance matters. This enables our clients to take advantage of the latest legal developments, principles and policies.

Our Insurance team is headed by Peter Ton. Peter is a member of the Australian Insurance Lawyers Association and has had many years practical experience in the insurance industry acting for large and small insurers alike – he regularly presents seminars and training sessions to industry and peer groups, our clients and their staff.

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The Planning Law team at Grace Lawyers is a provider of legal services to all clients needing help with Councils and Development works.

We are focused on helping you through the maze of planning laws and development applications.

What sets Grace apart is the end to end approach taken in service delivery. Grace can deal with the preparation of due diligence and assessment reports of original site selection, through the purchase and redevelopment applications, drafting of all relevant management documentation, registration of title structures and sales of properties.

What sets us apart is then the ongoing services that we can continue to deliver on a project (and thus becoming the corporate history).  We can provide advice on legislative interpretation on ongoing management of developments, dispute resolution (and management of disputes), remedial works programs, major infrastructure changes and finally (if relevant) the regeneration of a development at the ends of its building life.

Our work covers the following areas:

  • Construction and occupation issues
  • Designated development applications
  • Development control advice and applications
  • Existing use rights advice
  • Heritage implications
  • Objections to development applications
  • Fencing disputes
  • Tree disputes
  • Appearance in specialist Courts and Tribunals

All Partners and Senior Associates regularly present seminars and training sessions to industry and peer groups, our clients and their staff.

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Grace Lawyers is the major provider of legal services to strata schemes, bodies corporate, community schemes and company titles in this increasingly complex area. Our expertise, practical approach and delivery of services in this market is second to none. When you engage Grace, you engage a team of professionals which are focused on providing you with a result in a cost-effective manner. Our experience allows us to respond to your needs quickly and effectively. We combine our knowledge of the systems, procedures and processes used in the strata, bodies corporate and community industry with our expertise acting on behalf of strata schemes, community associations, bodies corporate and developers to provide our clients a complete service. The team is assisted by other areas at Grace Lawyers to ensure clients are provided with a seamless legal service. The work includes the following:
  • Applications for dispute resolutions before: – Body Corporate Commissioners Office (QLD) – Office of Fair Trading (NSW) – NCAT, VCAT and QCAT – Magistrates, Local, Supreme Courts
  • By-law drafting and registration
  • Strata title advice
  • Drafting of strata management statements
  • Title advice (Strata, BUGTA and BUPTA)
  • Drafting of community management statements
  • Company title advice
  • Drafting of company constitutions
  • Cooperative titles advice
  • Attendance and scrutineering of meetings
  • Drafting and negotiation of caretaker agreements
  • Building management and letting agreements
  • Leases and licences
  • Defamation
  • Lecturing and training executive committees and industry sector
All Partners and Senior Associates regularly present seminars and training sessions to industry and peer groups, our clients and their staff. Key contacts: