Just starting out in business?

When starting out in business, it’s important to make sure you get your legal structure and documents right, to protect against your risk areas and pave the way for your business to grow successfully.

We can help by working with your accountant or one of our own trusted accountancy partners to establish the best structure for you from both a legal and a taxation point of view.

We can advise in relation to putting together a Partnership Agreement or Directors & Shareholders Agreement, to prevent any dispute within the business getting in the way of your development and expansion.

We know that money can be a bit tight when you’re starting out and are happy to offer fixed price services, to give you peace of mind and allow you to accurately budget for your legal investment.


Trying to grow your business?

Whether your business is product or service based, it’s important to have good Terms & Conditions in place imposing clear payment terms and protecting your position if your customer should happen to fall into arrears.

Other legal documents which may be important for your business include;

  • Privacy Policy: if you’re collecting personal information from customers
  • Supply Agreement: ensure continuity of supply and lock in prices for fixed periods
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreement: granting exclusivity for your business
  • Employment Documents: contracts for senior employees, restraints of trade and social media policies

The team at McDermott & Associates are experienced in commercial matters and can offer competitive, fixed-price quotes to enable you to accurately budget for the different phases of your business’ growth.


Involved in a commercial dispute?

Are you having trouble getting paid, fighting with a business partner or arguing about how a contract should be applied? The team at McDermott & Associates are experienced in commercial disputes and can offer advice about ways to resolve your problem without resorting to traditional litigation.

We pride ourselves on helping our clients achieve quick and cost-effective outcomes to their commercial disputes by thinking outside the square. If litigation does become necessary, you can rest assured knowing the same experienced solicitor will be handling your matter from the outset and throughout.


Planning for your retirement?

When planning for retirement, as well as having an appropriate business succession plan in place, it’s important to have an up to date Will, Power of Attorney and Appointment of Enduring Guardian. Many of our clients also establish a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF).
We can help by working with your financial adviser or one of our own trusted financial adviser partners to ensure your estate planning best meets your and your family’s needs, and to take advantage of the various taxation benefits and concessions on offer.
We can offer fixed-price services, giving you comfort and security from the outset that you’ll never experience any costly surprises.


Real estate is the “great Australian dream” and for most people, the home they live in is their single greatest financial asset. Whether you’re buying your first home, upsizing an existing property or looking to make the move into aged care, McDermott & Associates can offer a friendly fixed price service.

Property transactions can be daunting so we make sure you’re looked after every step of the way.

The principal of McDermott & Associates is an Accredited Property Specialist and can also advise in relation to leases, strata title and body corporate matters along with property subdivision and development.