Depth and Breadth
Each of our lawyers have different areas of legal expertise, different personalities, and different approaches to legal practice.
As a firm, we are more than just the sum of our parts. We offer specialist legal advice and services in the areas of practice below.
Banking & Finance
You can imagine that as a firm of litigators, we regularly deal with disputes about money. Acting for secured lenders and credit providers has always been, a remains, a core part of our practice.
We have extensive experience in the enforcement of security interests in real and personal property.
We provide front-end and back-end solutions in the following matters:
Guarantees and equitable charges
Personal property securities
Property due diligence
Real property lending
Real property priority disputes
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Ever since Dean acted in Australia's first Voluntary Administration in 1993, insolvency law has flowed through the veins of many of our lawyers, since it has a tendency to intersect with most litigious matters.
We regularly act for and against some of Victoria's leading insolvency practitioners, and provide legal advice and services across a range of matters, including:
Deeds of company arrangement
Dispute resolution and litigation
Insolvent trading claims
Personal insolvency agreements
Litigators write the best contracts.
Everything you need. Nothing you don't.
Employee incentive scheme
Franchising and licensing
Mergers and acquisitions
We are experts in:
Alternative dispute resolution
Shareholders' and directors' disputes
Building and Construction disputes
Director Penalty Notices
Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Reconstruction
Managed investment schemes
Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
Shareholder Oppression Claims
Since we know the enforcement process backwards and frontwards, our drafting solutions have a razor-sharp focus on including everything you need (in plain language, naturally), and nothing that you don't.
We provide a comprehensive credit management advisory and enforcement service, covering:
Commercial and trade credit
Security including mortgages, equitable charges, general security agreements, guarantees
Credit applications and terms and conditions of trade
Credit procedures and advice
Debt collection and enforcement
Personal property securities
Australia has one of the most regulated labour markets in the world. Few employers appreciate the level of compliance required, or the risks they are running in preparing their own employment contracts. Baker Jones provides a comprehensive employment law advisory practice, and strives to offer practical and commercial solutions to most employment matters.
Equal opportunity, sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying
Human resources policies
Modern Award compliance
OHS advice and prosecutions
Sexual harassment cases
Workplace investigations – and employee fraud
It seems that as property prices have risen to stratospheric level in recent years, the number of property-related disputes and transactions has also risen markedly. We have extensive experience in the following areas:
Owners corporation advisory and disputes
Planning and environment law
Fortunately, modern families are growing increasing wealthy. Unfortunately, modern families are also complex organisations with more than their fair share of disputes. Baker Jones offers a wide range of private client services to valued clients at all life stages, extending from pre-relationship and prenuptial advice and agreements, all the way through to testamentary trusts and other post-death arrangements and legacies (and everything in between).
John has an extensive - and thriving - family law practice, and clients appreciate his pragmatic and forthright approach.
Dean has spent the past 10 years applying his mastery of commercial litigation practice and business reconstruction experience to all things Wills and Probate related.
Our private client services include:
Binding financial agreements (including pre, during and post marriage/relationship)
Business succession planning
Child support trusts
Children and parenting issues
Defacto financial settlements
Family company structures
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