Fred Chilton heads our Commercial Law Team at Emil Ford Lawyers. Fred’s clients regard him as a senior adviser to their businesses and his reputation makes him a lawyer of choice for many overseas companies doing business in Australia. Fred has also worked extensively in the area of international trade.
If you are an entrepreneur establishing a business or buying or selling an existing business, Emil Ford Lawyers can assist you in:
- setting up your company,
- drafting a shareholders or sale agreement,
- creating standard documents for your business; and
- reviewing IT and other contracts.
Emil Ford Lawyers' Property Law Specialist, Garry Pritchard, heads our Property Team and has many years experience in assisting clients with sales, purchases, leases, mortgages and development.
At Emil Ford Lawyers, we have particular expertise as retirement village lawyers dealing with retirement village contracts.
Also, Emil Ford Lawyers advise on legal issues relating to shopping centres.
The Education Law specialist at Emil Ford Lawyers is David Ford, who heads our Education Team. David has assisted preschools, schools, tertiary education institutions and residential colleges for over 25 years.
The Education Team produces a free newsletter each school term called "Education Law Notes" as well as many other education law papers and resources which are freely available on our website.
Wills & Estate Planning
Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardians
Emil Ford Lawyers can assist you in preparing these important documents. We prepare simple and complex wills and testamentary trusts. We help with the administration of estates and estate disputes.
Our Adoption Team has experience in dealing with adoptions within many varied family situations including step parent adoption and interfamily adoptions.
We help older clients with legal issues of all kinds. We are retirement village lawyers who assist Retirement Villages and their residents with all aspects of village life.
Here at Emil Ford Lawyers we understand the particular needs of churches and the laws under which they operate.
Emil Ford Lawyers assist charitable and non-profit organisations such as charities, clubs, societies and associations with a range of legal issues.
Courts & Litigation:
We have litigation lawyers who can operate in most courts. We can also assist with mediation to help keep you out of court. We have acted for clients in the following types of matters:
* Building contracts and disputes
* Commercial disputes
* Debt recovery
* Deceased estate disputes
* Discrimination complaints
* Employment disputes
* Local Government appeals
* Taxation disputes
* Tenancy disputes
* Trade Practices disputes
* Trust matters
* Wills disputes
At Emil Ford Lawyers, our Employment Lawyers can help you with everything from entering into the employment relationship to ending it.
We advise on unfair dismissals, unlawful termination of employment, large and small scale, redundancies, discrimination claims, award interpretation and breach of employment and industrial legislation.
Our employment lawyers can prepare employment contracts for your business.
We are often asked to investigate allegations against employees in relation to matters such as bullying, harassment and assault.