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Commercial Law

Our team of can help you in any commercial transaction or issue. If you have  been reading through our other practice areas you will certainly identify a theme based on our philosophy. It is always best to avoid a dispute where you can but at all times being ready to win if necessary. However, being in a litigation is already a loss so it is important to seek advice before that happens. If it does happen, being capable of fighting effectively and efficiently is paramount to ensure your problems do not get worse.

We offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet your needs, including:

  • Advising on Business plans: we work closely with our clients to develop effective strategies and action plans, ensuring that their legal objectives are achieved.

  • Calculating damages and costing litigation matters: our meticulous approach allows us to accurately assess damages and estimate the costs involved in litigation, providing our clients with a clear understanding of the financial implications.

  • Initiating actions and responding to actions: whether you need assistance in initiating legal actions or responding to actions filed against you, our team will guide you through the process, ensuring your rights are protected.

  • Obtaining, discovering and managing evidence: we understand the importance of strong evidence in building a compelling case. Our lawyers are skilled in gathering, discovering and managing evidence to support your legal arguments.

  • Court case management: navigating the complexities of court proceedings can be overwhelming. Our team will provide expert guidance and manage your case diligently, ensuring that all necessary steps are taken and deadlines are met.

  • Briefing of counsel: when appropriate, we collaborate with experienced barristers to strengthen your legal representation, briefing them thoroughly on your case to ensure the best possible outcome.

  • Negotiating settlements and terms: we strive to achieve favorable outcomes through skillful negotiation. Our lawyers are adept at reaching settlements that protect your interests and avoid protracted litigation.

  • Drafting affidavits and orders: our attention to detail shines through in the drafting of affidavits and orders, ensuring accuracy and clarity in all legal documentation.

  • Acting on default judgments: in cases where default judgments have been entered against you, we can assist in taking the necessary steps to challenge or set aside those judgments.

  • Acting in interlocutory proceedings: our lawyers are experienced in handling interlocutory proceedings, including injunctions and other interim applications, to protect your rights and interests throughout the litigation process.

  • Enforcing judgments and orders: we provide guidance and support in enforcing judgments and orders, ensuring that you receive the remedies and benefits awarded to you.

In addition to our civil litigation expertise, Nightingale Lawyers offers comprehensive services to assist businesses at various stages, from start-ups to established enterprises. Our team can provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Business structures: we offer guidance on selecting the most suitable business structure, whether it's a partnership, joint venture, company, trust, or franchise. We also provide support for business restructuring, including partnership dissolutions and corporate restructures.

  • Business contracts: we are adept at preparing and reviewing legal contracts, such as purchase or sale agreements, franchise agreements, supply agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements, and partnership agreements. We ensure that the contractual terms are favorable and align with your business goals.

  • Commercial disputes and commercial litigation: we handle a wide range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract cases, building and property disputes, debt recovery, partnership disputes, and matters related to corporations law.

  • Corporations law: our team can assist with shareholders' agreements, provide advice on corporate governance, and document company administrations.

  • Franchises: if you are considering entering a franchise agreement, we offer comprehensive review and guidance to ensure you have a clear understanding of the associated risks and obligations.

  • Copyright, trademarks, and patents: we provide assistance in managing and enforcing your intellectual property rights, including litigation when necessary. Our services also extend to registering designs, patents, and trademarks.

  • Property and leasing: whether you are a landlord or tenant, we can assist with retail leasing and commercial leasing matters. Additionally, we provide guidance and support for the sale or purchase of commercial property.

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