Retail and Consumer protection law.
Rosalyn is a retail expert. She has been working in and advising the retail industry for over 30 years. She loves getting to know her clients and the features that make their business unique. It is this passion for each client’s business coupled with her depth of industry knowledge that makes Gladwin Legal the law firm of choice for the retail industry.
During this time Gladwin Legal was awarded Best Legal Firm by the National Online Retail Association and Rosalyn was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards for Mentor of the Year.
Prior to establishing Gladwin Legal, Rosalyn was Corporate Counsel for a national ASX listed retailer for 6 years and prior to that worked in national and international law firms.
Competition and Consumer law, Trade and Distribution law, Intellectual property law.
Allison provides advice and assistance to clients in relation to trade and distribution law, intellectual property law and competition and consumer law.
Allison has a particular interest in franchising and has extensive experience advising franchisor clients – from providing advice about Australian market entry and the establishment of franchise networks in Australia, through to acting on sales/acquisitions and advising on dispute resolution. Allison’s experience includes advising on, and assisting clients with, international expansion.
In addition Allison has broad commercial experience. She assists clients on matters such as intellectual property protection; implementing structural changes; reviewing and drafting standard form documents; and acting on private M&A transactions.
Retail and Commercial sales/acquisitions, Acquisition of development sites, Subdivisions and complex Land Registry lodgements, Off the plan sale and purchase settlements.
Chantelle is a recently qualified lawyer with 5+ years’ experience as a property law clerk with Kalus Kenny Intelex.
Chantelle possesses knowledge across a range of different property and conveyancing transactions. She works closely with her clients to ensure that their best interests are met.
Chantelle is passionate about her role, and Property in general.
Litigation Funding Business, Shareholder Class Actions, Political Landscape, Consumer Law
Jacob Varghese is CEO of Maurice Blackburn. He leads our national social justice law firm from our Melbourne head office. Jacob first joined Maurice Blackburn in 2002, and became CEO in 2017. Before taking on his latest role, Jacob was part of our firm’s award-winning class actions team, recognised for their dispute resolution skills. He was also the Principal overseeing our social justice practice and he provided legal input to our litigation funding business, Claims Funding Australia. Jacob’s achievements include working on four shareholder class actions which each achieved settlements in excess of $100 million for shareholders, and leading the team that achieved Australia’s largest food safety class action settlement. His contribution in the social justice practice includes acting for 109 babies of asylum seekers, which resulted in the babies and their families being given visas and released from detention. Jacob also spearheaded the Federal Court challenge against unfair poker machines.
Consumer Law, Complex Commercial Issues, Stephens Lawyers, Consultants
Katarina is a Principal and Director of Stephens Lawyers & Consultants, and is skilled in both litigation and commercial business transactions. As a litigator Katarina has been involved in leading cases involving intellectual property infringement, contravention of the Australian Competition & Consumer Law and complex commercial issues.
Insurance Related Disputes, Agribusiness, Farming Business Disputes, Superannuation Disputes, Consumer Law Disputes, Defamation, Disputes Concerning Wills And Estates, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Disputes
Richard Anderson is a principal and past chairman of Harwood Andrews. He is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in commercial litigation and is also a member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Building Dispute Practitioners Society and the Law Council of Australia. He has served as a Member of the Commercial Litigation Specialisation Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria. Richard is a proven leader in assisting clients to obtain cost effective and satisfactory results to business disputes. Richard has significant experience in conducting civil trials and arbitration and in delivering satisfactory outcomes to businesses. Having a personal interest in agriculture and having worked in and around farming communities for most of his career, Richard is well equipped to conduct matters relating to agribusiness. Richard also provides extensive services to statutory and local government authorities in the areas of contractual rights and remedies, including contractual disputes, administrative law, and building and construction disputes.
Debt Recovery And Insolvency Law, Commercial Litigation, Principal Lawyer
Matthew Hicks is very experienced in commercial litigation, debt recovery and insolvency law. He is a Director & Principal Lawyer at HOCW Lawyers, one of the better known law firms in Melbourne Victoria. He has previously been managing partner of boutique litigation law firms in Melbourne and joined the predecessor firm of Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams in October 2002 where he was made a Principal in February 2003. Matthew attends all courts and tribunals for pre-hearing conferences, directions hearings and mediations and is a skilled negotiator. He welcomes the opportunity to give presentations on all aspects of court procedures and the litigation process. He believes in systems and strategy for the conduct of litigation and will discuss steps that can be taken to ensure that the cost of litigation does not become disproportionate to the amount in dispute.
Competition And Consumer, Corporate And Commercial, Insolvency And Restructuring, Litigation And Dispute Resolution
Richard has been practising financial services law for over 25 years with particular emphasis on consumer credit, compliance and government relations. He is well known in the banking and finance industry for his intimate knowledge and understanding of the industry’s complex framework and banking and finance. Richard provides practical and strategic advice and assistance to participants in the financial services sector.
Consumer Protection Lawyers, Contractual And Strategic Issues, Advertising And Marketing Initiatives
The best defence is offense. Our award winning consumer protection lawyers work closely with you to protect and develop your valuable brands and to ensure compliance with Australian consumer protection laws. We offer bespoke in house training sessions on the legal issues associated with marketing claims. We also help you to develop and implement policies aimed at developing a culture of compliance within your wider business. Our expertise extends to dealing with the contractual and strategic issues associated with advertising and marketing initiatives, such as providing advice on contracts with media and advertising agencies. We can also help you structure and publicise competitions and trade
Commercial Contracts, Business Structuring, Mergers And Acquisitions, Franchising, Commercial Leasing, Consumer Law Issues, Property Development, Construction Contracts
Tom ensures Coulter Roache is progressive in all areas and nimble enough to deal with each client’s individual needs in ever-evolving markets and operating environments. He leads by example – providing practical and effective solutions. The team’s high-end clients, including Geelong Football Club, Blood Motor Group, Gordon Institute, Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia, Bacchus March Grammar, Geelong Grammar and Australian Windsurfing Association, depend on Tom’s diverse range of commercial experience and advice for the often complex commercial challenges they face. He also has alpine law experience having acted for one of Australia’s premier ski resorts and assisted numerous businesses in the alpine industry.