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Bowden McCormack, Lawyers + Advisers

  • Friendly and Personal Service

  • Sean Bowden, Legal Practice Director, LLB [Hons]

  • Dominic McCormack, Legal Practice Director, LLB

  • Professional and Strategic Advice

Welcome to Bowden McCormack, Lawyers + Advisers

Bowden McCormack is a commercial law firm that exists to provide the best legal and strategic advice in a professional, determined and forthright manner.

Our commitment to innovation, coupled with a commercial, goal-driven and culturally-appropriate approach, allows Bowden McCormack to provide relevant, efficient and practical assistance.

In doing so, Bowden McCormack aims to be the best we can be and achieve optimum results for a diverse range of individuals, Indigenous clan groups, mining companies, small to large businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Commercial and Corporate Services

Bowden McCormack knows that, the Northern Territory is a unique jurisdiction, with often extraordinary challenges commonly placed before business people including remoteness, lack of infrastructure, language and cultural differences, and complex dealings with government, regulators, land councils and traditional owners.

Bowden McCormack, Lawyers + Advisers understands these challenges and provides tailored and pertinent advice with respect to mining and resource matters, business structuring, contracts, compliance and stamp duty.

Business Support and Employment Law

Businesses across the Northern Territory often struggle to deal with the administrative obligations imposed upon them, particularly upon commencement. Bowden McCormack can assist by providing a 'one-stop shop' which offers legal professionalism, cultural understanding and administrative capacity.

Bowden McCormack, Lawyers + Advisers services include:
•Assistance with start-up businesses, including drafting of business plans and developing funding and other proposals
•Mentoring in-person, on country
•Administration, as required
Bowden McCormack is also able to assist on a day-to-day basis with:
•the registration of business names
•the maintenance of existing names
•Company and Business name searches
•Land Title searches
•lodgement of Powers of Attorney
•registration of Common Provisions
•incorporation of companies and settling of trusts

Bowden McCormack is able to guide you and provide advice concerning such matters as employee entitlements and employment conditions, the drafting of contracts of varying complexity, contract disputes and resolution, discrimination, sexual harassment, unfair dismissal and occupational health and safety. The firm is also able to advise on the operation of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).


From Aboriginal land and Native Title matters to leasing, Bowden McCormack is uniquely positioned.

Bowden McCormack works closely with all stakeholders to a transaction and pride ourselves on seeking and obtaining solutions to problems that are win-win for the parties.

At Bowden McCormack we understand the legitimate expectations of third parties who come into contact with land rights or native title law as part of a development process; we understand the rights of traditional owners and native title holders; we understand the important role of Land Councils in the Northern Territory; and we understand the commerciality involved in property negotiations and transactions, large and small.

Wills & Estates Planning

At Bowden McCormack we consider it crucial that you have a valid will – and it may not be as 'simple' as you initially think. Should you not have a valid will, then after your passing your assets will be dealt with by way of legislation. Sadly, this may not be according to your wishes.

To ensure that this does not occur, our firm offers advice on a variety of matters relating to Wills & Estates. Contact us to discuss your specific issue.

Cross-cultural Awareness

For our team, the time spent with Aboriginal people and being on their lands has enabled each with valuable experiences and insights continually used within the business and legal world.

Due to its unique experience and specialist expertise, the team at Bowden McCormack are able to provide general and, where required, specific advice regarding interaction between Indigenous / non-Indigenous persons and businesses seeking to enter into commercial arrangements, especially on Indigenous land.

Bowden McCormack, Lawyers + Advisers

Suite 4, Level 1, Northgate Plaza, 101 Mitchell Street
Darwin, NT 0800
Phone: 08 8941 6355
Fax: 08 8941 6366


Professional Service:

Areas of Law

  • Commercial
  • Wills & Estates
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration and Dispute
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Business Law
  • Business Succession
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company Trusts
  • Competition/Trade Practices
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporations Act
  • Environmental
  • Estate Administration
  • Insurance Law
  • Land & Environment
  • Land Development
  • Mediation
  • Mining
  • Native Title/Land rights
  • Property & Land Law
  • Property Development
  • Property Settlements - Complex
  • Wills & Estates - Disputed

Special Qualities

  • Competitive Rates
  • Female Lawyer
  • Mediation

Contact Us

Contact us to discuss your legal issue, and to find out how we can help you.


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