Business Law

Short Punch & Greatorix are entrusted with providing legal advice to a variety of Australian companies. We recognise the important role that business plays in the economy, and always provide the optimum counsel for each company.

SPG is dedicated to providing up-to-date advice to businesses regarding the following areas:
Business Structures
We work as a team with our client's tax and accounting advisers to ensure that the right foundation is created to avoid the development of tax liability and business succession problems during the life of the business.
Real Estate Leasing
The State and Federal Governments have recognised the relationship between Landlord and Tenant as probably the greatest area of dispute for small to medium business owners.
Actions by employees against employers are increasing and our experience is that business is no longer immune from actions under Federal and State Industrial Relations Laws and Awards.
Tapping into proven business systems through franchising may add some security to a new business venture. However, with the Federal Government's introduction of a mandatory Franchising Code of Practice, it is even more essential for both franchisors and franchisees to obtain the best commercial and legal advice to better understand their rights and obligations and to protect their investment in franchising.

At Short Punch & Greatorix our loyalty to our clients extends to assisting them in the hard times as well as the good. Tony O'Connor, who also specialises in insolvency, has a strong track record of assisting clients avoid bankruptcy and liquidation.
Competition and Consumer Law
The wide experience of the Short Punch & Greatorix litigation team in the Federal Court and in higher State Courts, involving many different types of claims under the Competition and Consumer Act, is second to none. A common example includes litigation involving claims for relief from contractual obligations induced by misleading and deceptive conduct. We can also assist business operators by providing advice regarding some of the anti-competition provisions of the Competition and Consumer legislation.
Debt Collection
Short Punch & Greatorix recognises that a client's financial difficulties may very often be caused by the failure by other people to meet their financial commitments to that client. With this in mind, we have continued to improve our client services to help them to cost-effectively resolve such difficulties.