Thanks for considering Danaher Legal to assist you. It’s important to us that we help you and deliver a product that exceeds your expectations.
What are we about?
At Danaher Legal we are not just lawyers but Private Client Advisers. Our aim is to maximise our Private Client’s opportunities and minimise their exposure to risk. We do this by understanding our client’s personal and legal needs, then offering our clients a range of solutions to achieve their goals.
Some thinking by you – what are your expectations?
The first part of the process is helping us to understand what you want to achieve by engaging us, your expectations as to our services and the cost to you. In this respect we request that you give your consideration to the following questions (please provide answers):
1. What do you want to achieve – what is the best result we can achieve for you?
2. What level of service do you want from Danaher Legal? The higher the level of service the greater the likely cost to you.
3. What is your time frame to achieve this?
4. Would you like fees charged on a time basis ($350 per hour plus GST, or for other legal services/senior assistants $200 per hour) or a fixed fee basis (we can provide a fixed fee estimate). We have other fee arrangements that may you may wish to discuss.
5. What is your expectation as to our legal fees - please provide us with an estimate of what you think our involvement will cost you.
6. How would you like us to correspond with you?
7. Would you like a referral to our other trusted advisers such as accountants, financial advisers etc.?
It is important to us that we understand your expectations as to our involvement and fees so that we can then work out how best to help you.
Our expectations of you
So that both parties are happy with your engagement of us as your legal adviser it is also important that we also set out our expectations of you as a client. Our expectations are that:
1. You will pay within the payment terms and when requested. If you have any concerns with our accounts please let us know immediately.
2. You will provide us with all documents and information as requested. We will be better able to assist you if we have all the information. Additional costs can be incurred if we have to chase up documents and/or information.
3. You are always courteous to Danaher Legal staff. We are here to help you and will do our best in this regard.
4. If you have any concerns with our service please contact the Principal Dennis Danaher. We want your experience of Danaher Legal to be positive and if we have failed to meet your expectations we want to know so that we can improve our service.
No one likes paying legal fees.
However it is easier to pay legal fees when you feel that you have received excellent service and value for money advice. This is what Danaher Legal aims to provide.
The legal fees that Danaher Legal will charge are value for money noting the quality of service provided and the comparable legal fees charged for a similar service.
The hourly rates of staff at Danaher Legal vary between professionals and legal assistants and they range from:-
1. Senior lawyers $460 per hour
2. Administrative staff $230 per hour
We also have other fixed fee services, so please ask for a fee estimate and if this fixed fee option will suit your needs.
Information and documents
We may also ask you to complete questionnaires to assist our understanding of your circumstances. Yes, these can be timely to complete, but we feel it is better for you to complete it in your time rather than incurring legal fees. If however you want to complete these questionnaires with us that is no problem, but some extra fees may be incurred.
We may also request that you provide us with additional information such as agreements, deeds or your financial statements. A lot of the time we find that we cannot answer your queries or concerns unless we have these.
Please contact us to get the process started. If you have any questions please feel free to call us to discuss. We look forward to working with you and to giving you peace of mind that your legal affairs are in order.
If after considering the above you are concerned that we may not meet your expectations then we suggest it is better that you not engage us and you choose alternative legal advice.
At Danaher Legal, we are your one-stop Legal Advisers, specialising in the following areas:
There are significant issues to be considered such as taxes (GST, CGT, and duties), liability for debts, control of entities and business structuring to name a few.
At Danaher Legal we charge a reasonable fee for the services we offer and we pride ourselves on contributing to the success of your business.
At Danaher Legal we are proactive in supporting business clients with their needs and improving their business. We regularly advise on commercial leases for tenants and landlords, business acquisitions, mergers and sales, structuring and re-structuring, business taxes, Business Agreements, Intellectual Property issues, trademark applications, draft and review employment contracts and many other areas.
Dennis, together with the specialised solicitors at Danaher Legal can assist with preparation and execution of agreements and arrangements to protect your interests.
Buying and selling property, whether residential, commercial, retail or farming is often the largest transaction that most people will complete in their lives.
What most clients may not realise is that may conveyancing companies and some law firms use non-lawyers to carry out their conveyancing work, with little or no supervision from a qualified and experienced lawyer. However, at Danaher Legal you will have a lawyer handling your file and closely overseeing the management of the conveyancing process. In addition, we believe that Danaher Legal’s ‘value for money’ is commensurate with the skill and experience you would expect from a firm managing your purchase or sale of their home.
We also affect spousal transfers for your asset protection strategy.
The Subdivision process can be very complex and confusing, especially if you have not dealt with Land Victoria previously. We can prepare and submit the subdivision application on your behalf and liaise with your surveyor to obtain the appropriate surveys. We also assist in obtaining the bank’s consent to the subdivision if there is a mortgage registered on the Title, and we then request the bank makes the title available at Land Victoria to enable us to lodge the subdivision application. At Danaher Legal, we do the hard work on your behalf to make the subdivision process as seamless as possible.
Estate Planning is about planning for your financial future, to give you the peace of mind to avoid pitfalls and to achieve your financial goals whilst reducing risks to you and your family.
The essential part of Estate Planning is to identify your assets, how these are owned (personally or through another structure, such as trust or company) and to identify the priorities most important to you.
Priorities may change as your life changes. As your priorities change, so should your Estate Plan. An Estate Plan is not static and should be reviewed whenever your circumstances change (change of marital status, children, property purchases, inheritances).
At Danaher Legal we take a proactive and holistic approach to Estate Planning. We believe the old adage is true that a “stitch in time will save nine”. Put simply, an Estate Plan is money well spent that will save money in the future and gives peace of mind. The cost when something goes wrong can be significant, both financially and emotionally.
At Danaher Legal, we aim to take the stress out of commercial litigation. We are outcome focused and aim to achieve your desired goal with as little expense and time as possible.
We can assist you and your business with commercial disputes in all states and territories of Australia. We provide advice and assistance on a broad range of areas, including employment disputes, lease disputes, estate disputes and debt recovery