Committed to technical excellence delivered efficiently and cost effectively.

Our clients have access to the collective legal experience of our whole team thanks to a culture of collaboration and teamwork. Knowledge-sharing within the firm is actively encouraged as we know it gives us the best opportunity to provide the best advice to our clients.

In an environment that is constantly challenged by changing legislation and new developments, this collaborative approach helps us stay relevant, innovative and effective.

Wills & Estate Planning

We understand the unique sensitivities that surround wills and estate planning on both a legal and personal level. Whether it be preparing wills or disputing wills, we want to make the process as smooth as possible.

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Commercial Law

We understand the unique legal challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses, particularly around business succession. After all, we’re a small business ourselves.

The commercial law advice we give will be tailored to your specific needs, ensuring it is practical, relevant and individual.

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Not-for-profit Law

Churches, schools, disability service providers, charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations face a unique mix of legal challenges. Our years of experience working with this sector has given us considerable insights into how to help not-for-profit (NFP) organisations meet these challenges.

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Property Law

Our property law services cover a broad range of legal advice on all types of property issues. From buying or selling property to advising on complex commercial agreements, asset structures and leasing, our experienced property team can help.

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Technology Law

This emerging area of technology law focuses on the unique challenges of the law in the digital environment. Managing risk in this space for existing and new clients is integral to our service offering.

Increasingly, clients are coming to rely on our expertise in the field, which includes a wide knowledge and experience.

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Employment Law

Paxton-Hall Lawyers offers a wide range of services when it comes to managing the everyday issues of your workforce and workplace relations.

We also represent employees in negotiating the complex field of employment and workplace law.

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Dispute Resolution

Our experienced dispute resolution team understand that legal disputes are disruptive to businesses and personal lives, so our dispute resolution services focus on resolving legal disputes in a practical, strategic, timely and cost effective way.

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Latest News


April 18, 2024

A housing trust’s modernisation requires Court approval

Background The Baxter Homes Trust (Trust), was a charitable trust established in Victoria by a deed executed in 1960. Its purpose was to provide aged inhabitants of Geelong Victoria or its neighbourhood with housing as administered by The Geelong and Western District Ladies Benevolent Association’ incorporated under the Hospitals and Charities Act 1890. The Trust A housing trust’s modernisation requires Court approval

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April 18, 2024

Draft Regulations for NPO Self-Review Assessment Return Released

We have previously written in bulletins about the forthcoming self-assessment tax review for non-profit profit organisations which have an Australian Business Number (ABN) but are not registered as charities with the ACNC – Be alert to being alarmed on viewing your club or society annual report this year and self-assessment by tax-exempt. The background is Draft Regulations for NPO Self-Review Assessment Return Released

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March 13, 2024

Last of the loopholes? Let’s hope so!

Background All Australian employers will be acutely aware that the Federal government has, since the last election, embarked on a fairly aggressive program of targeted changes to the nation’s industrial relations laws. So far, we’ve had changes aimed at supporting Australia’s jobs and economic recovery[1], gained more respect at work[2], we’ve secured our jobs and Last of the loopholes? Let’s hope so!

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