Business Advice

Legal Advice For Small Businesses

Businesses big and small will always have a range of legal matters to deal with. Parker PreLegal can help your business with the small one-off challenges and also be your partner in the long term.

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Disputes and litigation in courts or tribunals can be very costly, and time-consuming and there is never a genuine guarantee that you will achieve the outcome you set out to obtain.

Our goal is to assist you to resolve your disputes in a timely manner and avoid the need to commence legal proceedings or go to court. Importantly, we aim to resolve your dispute in a manner that will preserve the relationship you may have with the person you have the dispute with.

If no resolution can be reached, we have experience in appearing in court and tribunals and we can assist you in commencing and navigating legal action through the various courts or tribunals.

Debt Recovery

Whether you are an individual or a business when a person or a business owes you money it can be a time-consuming process to have to keep chasing up that person or business for payment. Going to Court, in our view, is the option of last resort and there are other steps you can take before taking formal legal action.

We take the view that your time is your most valuable commodity and we will aim to do the leg work for you. We can discuss with you the various options you have and what steps you can take to seek payment and assist you in these steps so that you can have your time back to yourself to focus on the things you want to focus on.

Contract Review and Guidance

Contracts underpin a large amount of how businesses operate each day. For example, contracts arise in your dealings with:

  • Customers
  • Suppliers
  • Insurance companies and insurance contracts
  • Employing staff or engaging contractors.

If you are in business and are about to enter into or renew a contract, we can assist you by undertaking an objective and independent review of the contract to help you identify what effect the contract may have on you, to assist you to identify any risks that the contract may pose for you and to suggest amendments or terms that will help protect you.

Commercial and Contract Law

With a unique combination of legal and accounting experience we are in a position to understand how your business operates and the challenges that you face on a day to day basis. We understand that as a business owner you don’t have the time to get bogged down in reading legislation or contracts and working out how the law or contract may or may not affect you.

With this in mind, our goal is to provide you with practical assistance that identifies your options and any risks to allow you to spend your time and energy on running your business and achieving your business and financial goals.

In addition to this, we can also offer you strategic guidance and assistance regarding:

  • Managing your relationships with customers, suppliers and government agencies
  • Your business structure.

Real Estate Businesses

Whether it is a landlord, tenant, a vendor or a prospective purchaser, as a real estate agent, you would be asked many questions regarding leases or the potential sale of a property that is of a legal nature that you may not have the expertise to answer.

We offer a service where you can refer these questions to us, and we can deal with the client in respect of that client’s particular question.

We will charge the client a flat rate of $50 per 30 minutes to respond to that query.

Online Business

Are you starting or already running an eCommerce or online business?

Have you considered the following:

  • Sending emails to suppliers or customers can mean you have formed a contract which may create legal obligations for you
  • The manner in which you promote your goods and services could create certain expectations in customers that you may not be able to meet.

How We Work With Businesses

We start by providing an assessment of your issue or dispute with the view to providing you with options on how this could be resolved or for alternatives on how to progress.

  • Start with a free 20-minute, no obligation, one-on-one consultation to discuss and assess your concerns and determine if this is an area where we can assist you.
  • We will research and identify options for progressing your matter, followed by discussing the best strategic choices with you.
  • If you wish to proceed, we will provide a quote ensuring that you know the costs associated with progressing.
  • Ongoing access to us as required to discuss future issues such as Strategic advice plus Risk identification and options to manage your risks.