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At Ramsden Lawyers, our business lawyers are dedicated to building enduring relationships with our clients. We offer guidance and support to both start-ups and large corporate entities and possess an extensive legal knowledge in both private and public law. Our expertise enables us to address a wide range of commercial matters.

Our team of lawyers is well-versed in the complexities of commercial law and is prepared to assist you with any enquiry you may have. Whether you require advice on business structuring, contract negotiation, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, employment matters, or any other commercial or business issue, we have the expertise to guide you through the legal landscape.

We prioritize client satisfaction and understand that personalised attention is crucial. Our lawyers are committed to providing in-person attendance and offering digital consultations when necessary, ensuring that we are accessible and available to address your specific needs. We strive to deliver practical and effective solutions tailored to your unique circumstances and business.

At Ramsden Lawyers. we value the trust our clients place in us, and we work diligently to provide reliable legal guidance that helps businesses thrive. Contact us today to discuss your legal requirements and experience the exceptional service our Gold Coast business lawyers have to offer.

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Starting an Online Business Guide

Are you thinking of starting or buying an eCommerce business? Or do you want to expand your current retail offerings to include online sales or services? Before diving in there are several legal issues you need to address. The business team at Ramsden Lawyers realise this can be a daunting task and have put together a free guide to ‘Starting an eCommerce Business”, which covers the legal essentials you should consider.

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Business Lawyers Working in Partnership With Our Clients

At Ramsden Lawyers, we recognise that business success hinges on strong relationships, which is why we prioritise investing in people. Our expert business lawyers on the Gold Coast are committed to providing innovative solutions that align with your expectations, tailoring our approach to meet the unique demands of your enquiry.

Understanding your business, its distinct value proposition, and its operations within your industry is essential to us. We take the time to delve into the intricacies of your organization, positioning ourselves as your trusted guide through the complex web of commercial regulations. Our ultimate goal is to harness your unique strengths, whether rooted in generational industry experience or disruptive innovation, and propel your commercial growth forward.

Our portfolio encompasses a wide variety of matters, ranging from private company sales to joint ventures, conveyancing, leasing, and general commercial and property issues. We bring our expertise to bear on large projects and transactions in various sectors, including energy and resources, agribusiness, IT, childcare, and veterinary surgeries. Our team is well-versed in navigating the specific nuances and challenges associated with these industries, allowing us to provide you with informed and effective legal counsel.

At Ramsden Lawyers, we go beyond mere legal advice. We become partners in your success, actively working to understand your business objectives and delivering tailored solutions that drive favourable outcomes. Our commitment to building strong relationships and investing in our clients sets us apart, and we look forward to collaborating with you to achieve your commercial goals.

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Business law firm driving growth and efficiency simultaneously

At Ramsden Lawyers, we understand that efficiency is a key component of a successful formula, and we are committed to being commercially minded in our approach. We recognise the importance of scaling your business model to make a significant impact in the market. Resolving the paradox between efficiency and growth is where our lawyers thrive.

We specialize in streamlining business structures and processes while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. Our expertise extends beyond mere compliance as we actively support you in deploying your business model on a macro scale. In today’s complex economic landscape, where businesses face numerous challenges, we offer the most valuable commodity of all: certainty.

As a leading law firm, we provide access to a partner, associate lawyers, and advisors with specialist expertise across various sectors. Our comprehensive portfolio includes banking and finance, with a particular focus on securities, as well as energy and resources, agribusiness, childcare, veterinary clinics, the automotive industry, dentistry, technology, and construction and building services. We set ourselves apart by having an intimate understanding of the corporate sector and the specific requirements of ASX listed companies.


Our team of commercial lawyers possesses eminent business acumen in a wide range of practice areas. From leases and lease advisory services, including landlord advisory and landlord rights enforcement, to financial transactions, franchising, insolvency, employment law, joint ventures, partnerships, and litigation, we have you covered. We recognise that the quality of service you receive can make the difference between significant profit and substantial liability. That’s why we strive to minimise delays, manage risk effectively, and help build your brand into an industry leader.

At Ramsden Lawyers, we are dedicated to providing exceptional legal services that empower your business to thrive. By partnering with us, you gain the advantage of our commercial expertise, strategic guidance, and commitment to minimising risks and maximizing opportunities. Let us be your trusted legal partner on the path to your business’s success.

Full Service Business Law Capabilities

At Ramsden Lawyers, our dedicated legal advisors and solicitors specialise in providing comprehensive guidance to individuals and companies on a wide range of critical business issues. We understand the importance of these matters and are committed to delivering tailored solutions that address your specific needs.

Our expertise covers various areas, including employment agreements, supplier agreements, superannuation, workplace obligations, workplace rights, trusts, and intellectual property. Whether you require assistance with trademarks, patents, business succession, succession planning, franchises, franchise advice, or business duties, including directors’ duties, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you.

If you are considering selling or purchasing a business, whether it’s a retail shop or building, our team can provide valuable advice and support. We excel in structuring the buying and selling of companies, contract construction and drafting, asset protection, and PPSA registrations. We work with diverse entities, both domestically and internationally, providing detailed guidance on compliance, director rights and obligations, and satisfying director duties.

For clients in the hospitality and gaming industries, we offer tailored advice on licensing requirements and assist in obtaining the necessary licenses. We also cater to clients operating associations, where governance standards and governing legislation can be complex and varied. Our team has the expertise to navigate these specific requirements and assist with operational matters and dispute resolution.

One of our core strengths lies in protecting your equity as the proprietor of your entity. We achieve this through a deep understanding of contractual principles and meticulous document revision. Our goal is to ensure your interests, such as plant and equipment and capital, are safeguarded from disgruntled ex-employees and creditors. Moreover, we help you maintain compliance with competition and consumer regulations, providing comprehensive guidance to minimise legal risks.

At Ramsden Lawyers, we are committed to finding effective solutions that protect your business and its equity. Our team of experts combines legal acumen with a practical approach, delivering sound advice and precise documentation to safeguard your interests. Trust us to be your partner in legal matters, providing strategic guidance and proactive protection for your business.


Multinational Capabilities and Business Migration Specialists

As a leader in legal advice and services, we have established ourselves as trusted advisors to clients based in Asia. Our expertise shines through when representing our Asian clients in large-scale projects, subsidiary companies, and significant property acquisitions and developments. We have in-depth knowledge and experience working with some of the largest multinational corporations, particularly from South Korea.

Our business lawyers provide comprehensive consulting services covering a wide range of matters, including business migration and immigration, real estate investment, and general corporate advice. We understand the unique challenges and intricacies involved in cross-border transactions and can guide our clients through the legal complexities.

Moreover, our expertise is not limited to assisting Asian clients. We are equally adept at providing advice and support to Australian clients looking to expand into the Asian markets. Our team possesses the knowledge, insights, and resources necessary to navigate the regulatory frameworks and cultural nuances of these markets, enabling Australian businesses to venture into new opportunities successfully.

At Ramsden Lawyers, we take pride in our ability to deliver exceptional legal services that transcend borders. Our understanding of international business dynamics, combined with our commitment to excellence, positions us as a reliable partner for both Asian and Australian clients. Whether you require legal support for your ventures in Asia or guidance on expanding into new markets, our team is here to provide strategic advice and tailored solutions to drive your success.

Fostering The Entrepreneurial Spirit and Innovation

At our practice, we go beyond providing expert legal advice on current trends. We actively anticipate and embrace the future of the legal profession. We are driven by a passion for innovation and start-ups, and we strive to infuse the entrepreneurial spirit into the legal market.

Understanding that ideas are just the beginning, we are committed to helping start-ups navigate the path to success. Our commercial law practice specialises in providing tailored assistance to start-ups, offering guidance on the most suitable business structures, compliance with Australian Government business requirements, and adherence to regulations set by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Our team of experienced commercial lawyers extends their consultation and advisory services to entrepreneurs and private businesses looking to expand their vision while navigating legal complexities. We are dedicated to offering practical real-world solutions that meet your business objectives. With our expertise in areas such as renewable energy, information technology, brand and product development, and intellectual property protection, we are well-equipped to support your growth and safeguard your interests.

At our firm, we understand that the future of the legal profession lies in embracing innovation, supporting start-ups, and providing practical solutions to the ever-evolving legal landscape. We are here to guide you through the intricacies of the business world, ensuring your legal compliance while empowering you to pursue your entrepreneurial aspirations. Let us be your trusted partners on the journey to realising your business’s full potential.

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Key Competencies

  • Negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Acquisitions and disposals of entities
  • Quarantining assets
  • Trademark and trademark applications
  • Leases and lease advice
  • Construction contracts and drafting contracts
  • Trusts
  • Commercial property and commercial contracts
  • Commercially minded advice
  • Property
  • Structuring
  • Transactional work
  • Franchising and franchise advice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment
  • Hospitality & Gaming
  • Banking & Finance
  • Asian Business
  • Child Care
  • Incorporations, i.e. registrations to receive and ACN and ABN number (becoming a “Pty Ltd” company)

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What Our Clients Say

"After many years as a client with Ramsden Lawyers, our family find them very professional at what they do. All the staff are very friendly and are committed in their work."

- Adrian Z. | Gold Coast

"We highly recommend Ramsden Lawyers for all Litigation, Construction or Property Services. They have assisted our company in reviewing Multi Million Dollar Construction Contracts as well as navigate through legal discussions with ease, professionalism and execution. We look forward to continuing our professional relationship with the team at Ramsden for years to come."

- G. C. Projects | Gold Coast

"Their professionalism was EXCELLENT. Made the whole property purchase paperwork a delight...not the stress filled minefield I was expecting. Clear, clever, succinct and a delight to deal with. Will definitely refer to all. Thanks Ramsden."

- Ellen G. | Gold Coast

"Excellent! Highly recommend. Received great service from family law team. They were very helpful, informative and professional."

- Karen M. | Sydney

"Amazing professionalism, attention to detail and compassion when working in the sensitive area of family law. I would highly recommend Ramsden Lawyers for any legal service."

- Mary B. | Gold Coast

"Anna, you’ve made this hard battle much easier for me because of the way you actually cared about what I was going through. Always very professional and patient. I'm really glad I’ve chosen you to fight the battle of my life and even gladder to say: WE WON! Thank you very much for everything."

- Gustavo D. | Gold Coast