Commercial and Corporate

The KCL Law Commercial and Corporate group
advises clients on all aspects of their
commercial dealings.

About KCL Law

KCL Law is a Melbourne law firm led by a diverse and progressive group of expert lawyers. We deliver strategic outcomes to our clients — achieved by a balance of expert legal acumen, creative thinking and informed commercial insight — in a concise and accessible manner.

KCL Law offers a full range of legal services across the following key practice areas: Banking and Finance (Property and Corporate); Building and Construction; Commercial and Corporate; Employment and Workplace Relations; Estate Group; Family Law; Intellectual Property and IT; Litigation and Dispute Resolution including mediation; and Property.

We also have a number of industry focused groups — including Entertainment; Franchising; Insurance; Owners Corporations; Retail; and Transport and Logistics — and a special interest U.S. Group.

For over 35 years, we have delivered our clients superior value through diversity, expertise and direct involvement of Principal Lawyers, who continue to provide highly strategic advice and representation.

Formerly Kliger Partners and established in 1981, the firm has grown considerably as we have welcomed new clients and developed highly specialised legal proficiency. KCL Law is a reflection of our evolution as we continue to meet client needs and new challenges.

Latest News


Estate Group update: Queensland Supreme Court finds unsent text message to be a valid will

An unsent text message written by Mark Nichol before his death has been considered to be a valid Will, according to the Queensland Supreme Court.



Employment update: Bill to increase protections for vulnerable workers passed

On 5 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (Cth) was passed by Federal Parliament. The Bill addresses the exploitation of vulnerable workers by unscrupulous employers through significant changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), including increasing the maximum penalty for ‘serious contraventions’ to $126,000 for individuals and $630,000 for corporations. It is expected that the changes will take effect shortly.



Owners Corporation update: Leases and licences – Which, when and why?

Our latest OC update looks at the fundamental difference between leases and licences, and when a lease or licence should be granted. The update also outlines the common issues for consideration when proposing or granting a lease or licence, and what to do when a lease or licence has not been granted or special resolution passed.