Commercial and Corporate

KCL Law's commercial and corporate lawyers provide strategic, commercially focused advice to clients from a diverse range of industries.

KCL Law is a medium-size, Melbourne law firm offering a full range of legal services across the following key practice areas:

While partnering with clients from all sectors, we have a number of industry focused groups — including Entertainment, Franchise, Insurance, Owners Corporation, Retail, and Transport and Logistics — and a special interest US Practice.

Since 1981, we have delivered our clients — including SMEs, family businesses and high-net-worth individuals — superior value through the diversity, expertise and direct involvement of Principal Lawyers, who continue to provide highly strategic advice and representation.

Latest News

15/10/2019

Estate Group case note: Supreme Court of Victoria clarifies 'dependence' in Victorian estate claims

Our latest Estate Group case note looks at the judgment by the Supreme Court of Victoria on a claim for provision by a granddaughter against her grandmother’s estate in Veniou v Equity Trustees Limited [2018] VSC 832.

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11/10/2019

Estate Group update: Do businesses need a Will?

Businesses do not need a Will per se, but they do need a business agreement such as a buy/sell agreement, a shareholders agreement or a business succession deed of agreement, to deal with the contingencies of incapacity and death of the business owner(s). Our latest Estate Group update looks at the importance of, and benefits to, having a business agreement. It also provides guidance to avoiding conflict and costs when incapacity or death of a business owner occurs.

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09/10/2019

Construction and Infrastructure case note: The High Court of Australia rules no more open ended quantum meruit claims following termination of contract

Earlier today, in Peter Mann & Anor v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32 the High Court of Australia unanimously allowed an appeal from a judgement of the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal concerning remuneration for work and labour done under a contract to which the Domestic Building Contracts Act applies.

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