Expert support when you need it most

Achieve the best outcome with 20+ years
of experience and care on your side 

If you’re here it’s because you need help

Whether you’re:

  • A law firm looking for a locum or support on a big case,
  • A business owner who needs help navigating the law to protect your interests, or
  • An individual who is experiencing discrimination or needs a will,

At Lara Law, we care about getting you the best outcome. We’re a local Gold Coast firm who gives you big firm expertise with personalised service and tailored, practical solutions.

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Law firm

Get extra senior capability to assist with a big case, or a locum to replace a team member to give your firm the flexibility and support you need, short or long term

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Business owner

Support for all your legal requirements: setting up or selling your business, contracts, employment law or dealing with disputes to minimise the impact on you

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Right wrongs with expert advice in discrimination claims and protect your interests with professional will and estate planning services

Consulting Law Firm Lara Legal

Consulting: commercial and dispute resolution services

Fill a resourcing gap or boost senior legal case support when you need it, available in-house on the Gold Coast or Brisbane, or virtually throughout Australia

If you’re like a lot of law firm partners or directors, there are times when you need extra capability and support but you don’t need a new hire. Whether it’s for a team member on leave, a large, complex case that needs extra capability or you just want a holiday, you want to know you’re covered with someone you can trust.

Our founder and principal, Bernadette Lara, has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial law including:

  • Dispute resolution matters involving contracts, consumer law, franchising, corporations law, professional negligence, construction, debt recovery and insolvency
  • All aspects of the litigation process including disclosure, research, drafting court documents, preparation of matters for hearing, correspondence and dealing with counsel
  • Evidence, dealing with experts and Counsel and preparation of matters for hearing generally
  • Appearing in most jurisdictions from local/magistrates court through to Supreme and Federal court, as well as before tribunals and commissions
  • Employing a facilitative mediation model where appropriate (trained as a nationally accredited mediator)
  • General commercial experience in finance, construction, property/leasing, retail, IT, sports marketing and the franchise industry

Bernadette provides the experienced extra capability you need, whether you’re looking for in-house counsel support, or additional legal resourcing for large commercial litigation matters. She is available either virtually throughout Australia, or virtually or in-house on the Gold Coast or Brisbane for short or long term engagements.

Her availability is limited, so to find out more or get a fixed fee quote:

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Commercial law services

Work with a team who make dealing with business legal issues easy – from set-up or purchase, to protecting your interests, resolving disputes, through to selling your business

Business legal issues can be time-consuming and stressful. That’s why when you need legal support, you want someone who has your best interests at heart who provides practical advice in plain English. That’s what we do at Lara Legal.

We’ll work to achieve the best possible outcome for you by coming up with smart solutions tailored to your business and situation. That means using out of court options including mediation wherever possible.

We can help you with a full range of commercial and commercial litigation issues including:

  • Buying or setting up a business
  • Contracts
  • Selling a business
  • Lease interpretation and negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Business disagreements
  • Negotiation
  • Contract disputes
  • Franchising disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Competition and consumer law claims
  • Corporations law matters
  • Professional negligence
  • Employment law
  • General insolvency matters

We use our big firm and big case expertise to make commercial law easy and cost-effective for businesses like yours.

Know that your business is taken care of by a team with over 20 years experience in a range of industries and across all areas of commercial law, litigation and dispute resolution. Find out more about how we can help you:

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Disability law and Wills and estates

Work with a team who make dealing with business legal issues easy – from set-up or purchase, to protecting your interests, resolving disputes, through to selling your business

Get support and advocacy dealing with disability discrimination issues and make sure your best interests are protected with wills and estates services. 

Disability law

At Lara Legal, we have first-hand experience dealing with disability-related issues, as members of our team have neurodiverse family members. It’s this, our passion for fairness and equity, and our years of experience with legal issues around disability that drive us.

When you’re dealing with a disability law issue, you need to understand your options, risks and a plan to resolve wrongs. We’ll assist you with care and understanding, guidance, risk management and help interpreting the law to achieve the best outcome.

We’ll help you with:

  • Discrimination claims
  • Employment issues
  • Accommodation services
  • Support with the NDIS
  • Representation at the Administrative
  • Appeals Tribunal
  • Special needs education
  • Estate planning

Wills and estates

Express your wishes and take care of your loved ones with professional, caring will and estate planning services. Our team will make the whole process easy for you by explaining everything in plain English.

We’re experienced across a full range of wills and estates services including preparing a will, organising financial affairs, guardianship or planning for future health care. We can also assist should any conflict arise after a loved one passes.

We’ll help you with:

  • Making a will and estate planning
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance health directives
  • Deceased estate administration
  • Estate litigation and dispute resolution including contesting a will

Find out how we help you navigate sensitive issues like disability discrimination or dealing with life’s unforeseen events with care and expert advice:

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Phone: 0415 263 345