Legal Services

Murfett Legal is a long established and successful Perth law firm which provides a comprehensive range of legal services and documents.

As a business division of Murfett Legal, Standish Charter Settlements provides professional and efficient real estate settlement and conveyancing services along with any required legal services and advice, which ordinary settlement agents are unable to provide to their clients.

Murfett Legal offers a broad range of commercial, litigation and personal legal services to individuals, businesses, companies and other organisations.

Litigation and Court Work

  • All Courts
  • Commercial and Civil litigation
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy litigation matters
  • Trade Practices and Competition Matters
  • Debt Recovery
  • Disputed wills and estate matters

Commercial and Business Advice

  • Companies, Trusts and Partnerships
  • Franchising – Establishment and structuring franchise agreements reviews and advice
  • Legal Agreements – all kinds of custom commercial agreements
  • Structuring and establishment of new and existing businesses (all types)
  • Business Restructuring and Succession Planning
  • Due Diligence – for all transactions
  • Asset Protection
  • Leasing – Commercial and Retail
  • Banking and Finance – Facilitation of financial transactions
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
  • Distribution/Supply/Manufacture and Licensing Agreements
  • Mining Law including tenement negotiations and applications
  • Property Law
  • Liquor Licensing matters
  • Employment Law (including trade restraints)
  • Establishing and advising Associations and Charities
  • Company, Business Name and Trade Marks searches
  • New Business/Projects – assistance to establish and ongoing support
  • Entertainment Law and Events

Corporate and Private Business

  • Shareholder meetings
  • Confidentiality
  • Executive remuneration
  • Director’s duties
  • Finance and securities
  • Governance
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Settlement deeds
  • Business exit
  • Shareholder loan
  • Secured loans and debts
  • Divestment
  • Business valuation
  • Shares valuation
  • Contract disputes
  • Negotiations
  • Director resignation
  • Director, board and shareholder disputes

Insolvency & Restructuring

  • Personal bankruptcy, Part X and other arrangements
  • Corporate insolvencies – receivership; liquidation; voluntary administration
  • Mediation of debts and insolvency situations

Property and Business Settlements

Property Settlements

  • Residential and commercial property settlements
  • Due Diligence for all kinds of acquisitions
  • Sub-division applications and transactions
  • Survivorship applications
  • Retirement and aged care facilities
  • Family and related party transfers
  • Title searches and change of name on title applications
  • Options Agreements, Caveats and Deeds of Co-ownership*
  • Customised Variations of Contracts and Stamp Duty advice*
  • Family and related party transfers
  • Change of name on title applications

Business Settlements

  • Business settlements (including Franchises)
  • Equity transfers (eg sale of shares, units and partnership interests)*
  • Custom Business and Asset Sale Agreements*
  • Due Diligence reports and advice*
  • Business Succession and Estate Planning*
*Conducted by Murfett Legal

Debt Collection

  • Collection of debts of all sizes and types
  • Credit management systems and strategies
  • Debt collection support

Wills, and Enduring Powers of Attorney, Estate and Business Succession Planning

  • Preparation of Wills and enduring Powers of Attorney, estate plans for individuals and families
  • Business succession planning and agreements
  • Probate and letters administration

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Mediation of debts and disputes
  • Strategies for preventing and resolving disputes without litigation

Revenue, Tax and Superannuation

Murfett Legal has a specialist group that works closely with high net wealth individuals, business owners accountants and financial advisors to provide practical commercial outcomes for clients.

Our services in this area include:

  • Trust Reviews and Updates
  • Taxation of Trusts
  • Tax Effective Business Structures and Restructuring to ensure clients get a commercial and tax effective outcome
  • International Tax
  • Tax of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Income Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax incl Small Business Exemptions
  • GST Advice
  • Transfer Duty Structuring
  • Business Succession and Estate Planning
  • Asset protection advice including licensing strategies
  • Establishing companies, trusts and superannuation funds
  • Innovative estate planning strategies

Tax Controversy

Murfett Legal has a team dedicated to helping clients respond to demands, audits and disputes with tax authorities. We work closely with clients and their advisors to protect a client’s commercial and tax position, both during the audit process and where there is a dispute over the correct tax liability.

We can assist with:

  • Transfer Duty & Land Tax Objections to the Office of State Revenue and Appeals to the State Administrative Tribunal
  • Tax Objections to the Australian Tax Office
  • Tax Litigation including Tax Appeals in the Federal Court and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
  • Insolvency Tax Litigation

At Murfett Legal, we can assist with the taxation impact on business transactions. From complex corporate restructures and sale of business to taxation of trusts and succession planning, we can work with your accountant or financial advisor to help find the most tax effective solution.

If you are the subject of a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office, we are in a unique position to provide you with comprehensive tax advice about your liabilities and to represent you if either you or your business entity is taken to court.

Our specialised professionals are uniquely equipped to deal with the most complex tax advice for business transactions which impact on international tax, corporate and M&A taxation, income tax, capital gains tax, GST and stamp duty obligations, taxation of trusts and succession planning in the most cost-effective manner.

If you are seeking initial advice on a taxation matter, contact our Commercial Law team.

Franchising Services and Documents

Murfett Legal offer advice, services and legal documentation in the following areas for franchisors and franchisees including:

  • Drafting and reviewing Franchise, Sale of Business, Financing and Lease documents (includes guarantees’ advice)
  • Advising on and assisting with sale/ assignment/ settlement of Franchise Businesses (including re-structuring and insolvency matters)
  • Establishing local, national and international Franchise Systems (includes tax, business structures and intellectual property advice)
  • Legal and risk management advice (including Franchising Code Compliance and asset protection)

Hospitality & Liquor Licensing

The hospitality and liquor licensing team at Murfett Legal provides practical, commercial and technical advice on all aspects of hospitality and liquor licensing law in Western Australia and South Australia.

Murfett Legal aims to provide clients with clear and practical legal strategies to achieve the best possible outcome. We will work alongside you to understand your legal needs.

Some of the services we offer are:

  • Applications for new liquor licences including the preparation of Public Interest Assessment submissions
  • Objections to new liquor licence applications
  • Selling or purchasing licensed premises including preparing business sale agreements, partnership agreements and transferring liquor licences
  • Applications for extended trading permits, variations to licence conditions and alterations/redefinitions of licensed premises
  • Property matters including preparation and review of lease agreements
  • Representing licensees the subject of a Section 117 complaint, section 64 show cause inquiry or section 95 disciplinary complaint
  • Appearing before the Liquor Commission including reviews of Director’s decision
  • Due diligence and contract negotiations
  • Planning and environmental issues
  • Specialised liquor licensing and gaming advice

Murfett Legal has extensive experience in all types of transactions in relation to all types of licensed premises and property related matters.

Employment Law

  • Employment contracts / agreements
  • Restructuring
  • Change management
  • Performance management
  • Unlawful termination
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Termination
  • Serious misconduct
  • Enterprise bargaining agreements
  • Award advices
  • Restraint of trade
  • Equal opportunities
  • Discrimination
  • Workplace bullying
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)
  • Workplace relations
  • Industrial relations
  • General protections
  • Migration visa

Contact Us

Customer satisfaction is the benchmark of success here at Murfett Legal. Contact us today and our lawyers will be in touch to fully understand your situation in order to provide clear cut solutions for your needs.

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