Specialist Services.

Entertainment, not-for-profit, advanced manufacturing, property development and equine law may seem to have little in common, but they generally all involve a substantial financial commitment in a climate of high risk.

At Chamberlains, we offer a comprehensive suite of services in these sectors, which are frequently at the forefront of business and law transactions and operate in highly specific regulatory environments that are rapidly changing.

In working with us, you have lawyers with the appropriate expertise, engagement and work ethic to keep up with changes in the law and apply them in your best interest.

Not-for-profit

As mission-driven businesses, not-for-profit organisations are all about helping others. But who helps the helpers at a time when their regulatory operating environment is rapidly changing?

At Chamberlains, our pragmatic legal advice is grounded in a genuine understanding of your unique circumstances because the head of our not-for-profit team, Mark North, is on the board of leading national charities.

Having assisted many major professional associations, clubs, charities and religious organisations across Australia over the years, we’ve addressed almost every imaginable issue confronting not-for-profits.

Whether you need advice on governance, taxation, fundraising, health and safety, insurance employment or workplace relations, our Canberra-based team is renowned for a reassuring, common-sense approach.

We are also one of few specialised Australian law firms with an experienced Private Wealth and Estates Planning team capable of handling complex bequest matters, particularly as they relate to charities and not-for-profits.

Chamberlains.Build

Through Chamberlains.Build, we provide experienced development managers and administrators to developers, builders and subcontractors at competitive rates, which enables you to acquire industry know-how and achieve efficiency and scale ahead of your competitors.

Chamberlains is available to perform legal and non-legal tasks, including:

  • development management
  • project coordination
  • contracts administration
  • compliance reviews
  • systems implementation
  • strategic planning
  • feasibility studies and cash flow forecasting

Chamberlains.Build is designed to provide training, documents and systems to your business, enabling your team to up-skill quickly and deliver better projects.

 

Entertainment - Film and Media

Don’t let legal issues slow your creative project’s momentum. Without the proper legal framework, your hard work may not be appropriately monetised now or into the future.

Chamberlains’ legal experts champion innovation within the film industry.
We form relationships with strategic partners to provide capital raising documentation and structuring advice while protecting your intellectual property.

We have acted on the establishment of the Screen Canberra Accelerator Pod, the Film Distillery local feature film funding venture, and regularly perform chain-of-title reviews for clients on their artistic works.

We are long-term sponsors of the ACT Screen Industry Association (ACTSIA) and offer complimentary 30-minute legal consultations on entertainment law issues to ACTSIA members.

Online and New Law

Chamberlains is a leader in the innovative delivery of legal services – having launched one of the first major online legal document generation websites in Australia.

Chamberlains is partnered Mode Legal, the premiere online will provider in the country using the industry-best-practice simple will developed by the head of our Private Wealth team, Vik Sundar.

Through our use of technology to deliver better advice in a timely manner, to our strategic partnerships with financial services and professional services providers, Chamberlains aims to make legal services simple, accessible and convenient.

Advanced Manufacturing

The growing integration of robotics in the manufacturing and 3D printing sectors brings with it potential impacts on traditional risk and liability arrangements, health and safety, data protection, intellectual property, and contractual relationships with machine and technology suppliers.

None of these are insurmountable. They simply need the Chamberlains team’s keen analysis of the market and the available protections to help you confidently accelerate your enterprise.