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Commercial Lawyer Melbourne

Commercial Law

Mayek Legal specialises in commercial law services in Melbourne. We assist clients with a wide range of common commercial disputes, including breach of contract, debt recovery, breaches of Australian Consumer Law, misleading and deceptive conduct, employment matters such as unfair dismissal, tenancy disputes (both residential and commercial), building and construction disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, product liability, and defamation.

Commercial Law

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Mayek Legal emphasises resolving commercial disputes through negotiation and without Court involvement whenever possible, as Court proceedings can be costly, time-consuming, and results are not always guaranteed. They gather detailed instructions and relevant documents and evidence from their clients to inform them of the strength of the case and engage in a process called discovery to obtain all relevant documents from the opposing party. If negotiations fail, Mayek Legal can provide Court representation and advise clients on the costs and risks involved in initiating Court proceedings.

Mayek Legal has experience in all jurisdictions, including the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), Magistrates’ Court, County Court of Victoria, and Supreme Court of Victoria.

Mayek Legal also assists consumers with various issues under Australian Consumer Law, including misleading and deceptive conduct, unfair terms in contracts, defective goods, services not performed with due care and skill, and goods or services not corresponding with their description or promises. They can help consumers lodge complaints with the relevant authorities, such as Consumer Affairs Victoria, and provide legal assistance in resolving consumer disputes.

Debt Recovery

PROTECTING YOUR FINANCES

In addition to commercial dispute resolution, Mayek Legal also assists clients with debt recovery. We can issue a letter of demand to the debtor, setting out the amount owed, the due date for payment, and a threat of legal action if the debt is not paid by the stipulated due date. If the debtor denies the debt or requests further evidence, Mayek Legal provides the necessary evidence through invoices, communications, and other documentation.

Facing a commercial dispute, debt recovery needs, or consumer law concerns in Melbourne, Australia? Mayek Legal can help. With expertise in handling commercial law matters such as breach of contract, debt recovery, employment, tenancy, building disputes, defamation, and more, our team aims to resolve disputes through negotiation or skilled court representation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It's important to note that commercial law matters can be complex and the answers provided do not constitute legal advice. It's important to note that laws and regulations may vary by jurisdiction, and and it's essential to seek qualified legal advice from a qualified lawyer at Mayek Legal or another reputable law practice in Melbourne.

What is commercial law?

Commercial law, also known as business law, is a legal field that encompasses laws and regulations that govern business activities and transactions. It includes areas such as contract law, corporate law, intellectual property law, employment law, and more.

What are some common commercial law issues?

Some common commercial law issues include breach of contract, debt recovery, partnership and shareholder disputes, employment disputes, intellectual property disputes, competition law, and consumer law matters.

What is breach of contract?

Breach of contract occurs when one party fails to fulfill their obligations as outlined in a legally binding contract. It can include failure to deliver goods or services, failure to pay for goods or services, or failure to perform any other terms or conditions agreed upon in the contract.

How can I recover a debt owed to my business?

Debt recovery can involve various legal processes, such as sending demand letters, negotiating payment plans, or pursuing legal action through courts. Seeking professional legal advice and representation can be helpful in navigating debt recovery procedures effectively.

What is Australian Consumer Law?

Australian Consumer Law (ACL) is a set of national laws that protect the rights of consumers and promote fair trading in Australia. It covers areas such as consumer guarantees, misleading and deceptive conduct, unfair contract terms, and more.

What can I do if I believe a competitor is engaging in anti-competitive behavior?

If you suspect anti-competitive behavior by a competitor, you may need to seek legal advice to understand your rights and options. This can include reporting the conduct to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) or taking legal action to protect your business interests.

What are the legal requirements for starting a business in Australia?

Starting a business in Australia involves various legal requirements, such as registering a business name, obtaining necessary permits or licenses, complying with taxation and employment laws, and more. It’s important to seek legal advice to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.

What are some common employment law issues for businesses?

Common employment law issues for businesses can include employment contracts, workplace policies, unfair dismissal claims, discrimination claims, workplace health and safety, wage and hour disputes, and more. Compliance with employment laws is crucial to avoid legal liabilities.

What are some common intellectual property (IP) issues for businesses?

Common IP issues for businesses can include trademark registration, copyright protection, patent protection, trade secret protection, IP licensing agreements, and enforcement of IP rights. Protecting your business’s IP is essential to safeguard your brand and inventions.

How can I resolve a commercial dispute without going to court?

There are various methods for resolving commercial disputes without going to court, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). These methods can be more cost-effective and time-efficient compared to litigation, but seeking legal advice is recommended to choose the most appropriate approach for your specific situation.

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