Commercial and Corporate

KCL Law's commercial and corporate lawyers provide strategic, commercially focused advice to clients from a diverse range of industries.

KCL Law is a medium-size, Melbourne law firm offering a full range of legal services across the following key practice areas:

While partnering with clients from all sectors, we have a number of industry focused groups — including Entertainment, Franchise, Insurance, Owners Corporation, Retail, and Transport and Logistics — and a special interest US Practice.

Since 1981, we have delivered our clients — including SMEs, family businesses and high-net-worth individuals — superior value through the diversity, expertise and direct involvement of Principal Lawyers, who continue to provide highly strategic advice and representation.

Latest News

07/11/2019

Estate Group update: Testamentary trusts remain essential

Aside from asset protection, one of the primary benefits of a testamentary trust in a will is the ability to split the income generated by the trust between family members. Our latest Estate Group update looks briefly at the Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures for Consultation) Bill 2019 and recommends that testamentary trusts only be used for assets that formed part of the deceased estate, as trusts established pre 1 July 2019 will still be subject to anti-avoidance legislation.

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07/11/2019

Property update: Proposed changes to the Retail Leases Act

Last week, the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill) was introduced to the Victorian Parliament. If passed, the Bill will make substantial changes to the law relating to retail leases in Victoria. Some of those changes will benefit landlords and others will benefit tenants.

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15/10/2019

Estate Group case note: Supreme Court of Victoria clarifies 'dependence' in Victorian estate claims

Our latest Estate Group case note looks at the judgment by the Supreme Court of Victoria on a claim for provision by a granddaughter against her grandmother’s estate in Veniou v Equity Trustees Limited [2018] VSC 832.

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