Contract Lawyers Melbourne

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A contract is an agreement. Whether formally written or just a quote scribbled on the back of an envelope, it’s still a contract. And, if need be, it may be enforced in court. That’s why businesses, whether big or small, rely on contracts to protect all parties in an agreement.

What does a contract lawyer do exactly? Contract lawyers can provide many services, including:

  • Drafting and preparing new contracts for the client. The last thing your business needs is a long, drawn-out contract dispute. The best cure is prevention. This is why each contract term needs to be clearly specified so that it is enforceable and not vague or ambiguous.
  • Reviewing any contracts and legal documents presented to the client by other parties.
  • Interpreting any legal clauses so that the client fully understands them and what their obligations are under the contract.
  • Negotiate commercial and employment contracts to safeguard your interests and rights.

In addition, Rosendorff’s experienced contract law team can help you with building contracts, partnership agreements, service agreements and many more.

At Rosendorff Lawyers, we can help you with contract disputes. We endeavour to resolve them before litigation becomes necessary. In breach of contract cases, our lawyers work to get you satisfactory outcomes for affordable fees.


How Rosendorffs Contract Lawyers Can Help

Have you ever received a contract where you’ve been uncertain about what some of the clauses mean? Or they don’t say what you were expecting? Whether it’s a business contract, employment contract or a building contract, Rosendorff Lawyers can review it and advise you about your options, rights and obligations. We can also help you with the contract drafting process, providing a binding contract outlining the services, results, payments, obligations and liabilities. Our drafting process includes placing a dispute resolution clause in the contract. This outlines how both parties should respond in the event of a dispute and can include the preferred method of dispute resolution. This helps both parties avoid going to court if there is trouble.


Areas Of Contract Law We Have Experience In

  • Breach of contract
  • Reviewing property contracts
  • Employment contracts 
  • Contract drafting 
  • Contract negotiations 
  • Contract disputes 
  • Investment contracts


Looking for a Contract Lawyer In Melbourne?

Rosendorff’s Melbourne-based contract lawyers are down-to-earth and approachable. With extensive experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts, as well as resolving contract disputes, we can help you get your contract issues sorted out in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Contact us on 1300 127 330 or click here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are verbal contracts legally binding?

Mostly, yes. For many contracts, it doesn’t matter if the agreement is in writing or just spoken verbally. However, there are certain types of contracts, such as those for a land sale, which the law requires to be in writing. One problem with a verbal contract is that if there is a dispute, you are both relying on your memory, and some of the terms of the verbal contract may be difficult to prove in court.

Do you need a lawyer to create a contract?

No, you don’t need a contract lawyer to create a legal contract. If you write down what’s been agreed to, then both parties sign and date it, you’ve got a legally valid contract. But, if there’s any dispute in the future, you might find that some of your clauses were vague or open to different interpretations. Contract lawyers help you draft a clear-cut contract that protects your rights and interests, especially where significant sums of money are involved.

How do you prove breach of contract?

A breach of contract happens when one party fails to perform their obligations according to the contract. The burden of proof lies with the party which alleges that the contract has been breached. If you can prove a breach, there are four avenues to get this resolved:

  • Resolve the matter directly with the other party.
  • The negligent party pays damages to the other party.
  • Have the contract terminated.
  • The negligent party is made to fulfil the original terms and requirements of the contract.

Contact us at Rosendorff Lawyers to advise you on the best way to prove any breach and get it resolved.

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  • I have known Brett Samuel and Rosendorff Lawyers for over 18 months. Brett is a commercially astute lawyer who provides excellent service, quick turnaround, responsive and useful advice and above all understands that clients expect results not just legal gobbledygook.

    I have referred Brett to a number of clients requiring commercial legal expertise and each has commented on his service and value for money approach to the law.

    I have also personally engaged Brett on a number of commercial and private matters and have found him to be an excellent ally. His advice is highlighted by providing options to the client but importantly, recommending a course of action that minimises risk and maximises outcomes. To date this approach has proven to be very valuable and what I, as a client, expects.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Brett for any commercial matter that you need advice on.

    Colin Linke, Director, Bentley Partners Accounting Services

  • I have used the services of Rosendorff Lawyers for a number of years now and have found them to be a great asset to my Business Sunburst Group. Their advice concerning contractual law and from time to time commercial litigation has been indispensable. Brett Samuel is always a pleasure to deal with as he is meticulous in his research prior to any legal action we might be considering. My association with Rosendorff Lawyers has helped my business to make the correct informeddecisions and in doing so has enabled me to save many thousands of dollars that otherwise uniformed decisions may have cost me.


  • Thanks for the excellent work you and your team at Rosendorff Lawyers did throughout the whole process of setting up Tarp Asset Management. The advice given was much appreciated. Coming in under budget was a welcome surprise too. I would not hesitate to recommend Rosendorff Lawyers to anyone searching for a reputable Melbourne-based financial services law firm. Your team went well above and beyond what was required to achieve success. I look forward to a long and rewarding professional relationship with Rosendorff Lawyers.

    Alex Tarpkos Tarp Asset Management

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