About Us

Blaze Business & Legal is a Construction and Commercial Law, Business Advisory, and Management Consultancy firm in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

We are one of the few consultancy firms in Australia which truly integrates Business Advisory, Legal Services and Management Consulting. We advise holistically across business, finance, legal, compliance, risk, commercial, operations & HR.

We have a huge range of experience across different industries, and we have helped hundreds of businesses grow and scale or resolve challenges they were facing.

Rachelle Hare and Shannon Drew work with you as long as is needed, within your budget, and you're never palmed off to juniors.

We specialise in Construction Law, Contract Law and Commercial Law, and the main focus of our Law Firm is to help our business clients with their legal issues. Because we are also business advisers, we never say that we can't help you because it's not a legal issue.

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We make recommendations to help you take your business to the next level, and we provide solutions, then we roll up our sleeves and help you implement them so you get actual outcomes that work for your business and your budget.

We're among the few integrated consultancy firms in Australia with competitive pricing.

We help a broad range of clients deal with Construction Law, Commercial Law, Business Advisory and Management Consulting issues - often all of them combined. We specialise in advising businesses with $10M-$100M yearly revenue in Construction and related industries on restructuring and growth. If you need help with your business finances, legals, compliance, operations, commercial issues (or all of them), Blaze Business & Legal is right for you.

We are based in Clayfield, Brisbane and we service the Brisbane CBD, North Brisbane, South Brisbane, and surrounding suburbs, the Redcliffe Peninsular, the Sunshine Coast, Logan and the Gold Coast, as well as all of Queensland and the other States and Territories of Australia.

Helping you solve your Business Challenges

  1. ๐—ข๐˜„๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€: Know something is not right with your business, but you don't know who to ask for help? The structure doesn't reflect where your business is at now, things feel cobbled together and your procurement, contracting, compliance, risk management and governance need work. And it's all causing inefficiencies, compliance issues, loss of revenue and loss of sleep! You have 20 different problems in a giant ball that needs untangling. Let's chat, this is what we do!
  2. ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€: Need help communicating strategic direction to your CEO and implementing changes? Or do you need a strategic adviser (who has also been a Board Member and is experienced in Governance) to help you work out the best future path for the organisation, then help communicate this to the CEO and get buy-in?
  3. ๐—–๐—˜๐—ข๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€: Need a Chief Legal Officer or General Counsel but don't have the budget to hire one full-time? Need help solving specific problems and implementing solutions? Or need a strategic analysis of your organisation to work out the cause of your problem(s), then help fix them?
  4. ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น: Having problems within your Legal Division or with internal relationships in your organisation? Fixing these is a speciality. Need extra senior resources on a flexible plug-and-play basis? Need a Senior Strategic Adviser to carry out a discrete legal or compliance project for your Division or the organisation as a whole?
  5. Chief Financial Officers / Finance Managers: Having trouble keeping on top of your financial tasks? Not quite there with cashflow forecasting? Need help training and upskilling your team? Need an external CFO to provide strategic guidance to the Finance Team?
  6. ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€: Need help restructuring your Division, putting in place policies and procedures, implementing compliance, streamlining processes, or help putting in place tighter workflows with other Divisions (then documenting those workflows in diagram form)?

We can help with all those plus more!

We use our combined skills to help our clients

We help our clients to:

  • Carry out major projects
  • Manage and mitigate risk
  • Improve their organisations
  • Make their processes more efficient and aligned with best industry practice
  • Carry out legal tasks (by providing strategic legal advice)
  • Carry out procurement in a more streamlined manner
  • Resolve business challenges
  • Improve cross-functional dynamics
  • Improve their bottom line 

Take our Business Quiz to understand how well your business is doing in certain areas, including financial, risk, contracts, strategy and goals, pipeline of work, compliance, and many others

About our Team

Rachelle Hare and Shannon Drew are expert advisers each with over 20 years of experience in the Construction industry and related industries.

Rachelle Hare

Rachelle Hare is an expert Construction Lawyer Brisbane, Contract Lawyer Brisbane, and Strategic Management Consultant and Business Adviser with over 23 years of experience in Tier 1 and Tier 2 Construction Firms, Top Tier Private Practice and Government.

She specialises in construction law, contracting, major projects, risk, compliance, and procurement, and much more.

She has acted as General Counsel, Procurement Adviser, Commercial Manager, Contract Administrator, Senior Legal Counsel and Strategic Business Adviser in different organisations - these roles have given her a depth of business and industry experience that is rare for most lawyers.

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Rachelle also owns Blaze Professional Learning, at blazeprofessionallearning.com.au, which teaches Professionals how to work with Contracts plus other Professional Skills.

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Shannon Drew

Shannon Drew is an expert Strategic Commercial Adviser, Strategic Analyst, Management Accountant and Costs Accountant with over 20 years of experience in large business and advising SMEs. His particular speciality is helping organisations to restructure and optimise their Financial Teams and get on top of everything financial.

Rachelle and Shannon work closely together, and their knowledge of various industries allows them to effectively contribute to the overall strategic direction and performance of their clients. They have practiced in industries such as construction, property, development, retirement, government, Defence, ICT, infrastructure, civil, services, mining, water, wastewater, large and small business.

Why Choose Us

Commercial Business Advice

Our experienced advisors understand the intricacies of your industry and provide tailored guidance to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. We analyse your business from every angle, offering valuable insights, data-driven strategies, and actionable recommendations to optimize your operations, boost profitability, and drive long-term success. But it doesn't end there - we actually roll up our sleeves and help you implement the strategies we develop in consultation with you.

Practical Legal Services

Our team of legal professionals ensures that your business is protected at every stage. From contract reviews and compliance to contract negotiation and eary dispute resolution, we provide comprehensive legal services tailored to your specific needs.

With us by your side, you can navigate complex legal landscapes with confidence, mitigate risks, and safeguard your interests.

Strategic Management Consultancy

Gain a competitive edge through our strategic management consultancy services. Our experts work closely with you to develop a clear vision, define achievable goals, and create actionable plans. We assist in implementing effective strategies, improving organisational efficiency, enhancing customer experience, and driving innovation to stay ahead of the curve.

Results-Driven Approach

At Blaze Business & Legal, we are committed to delivering tangible results. Our client-centric approach ensures that we deeply understand your unique challenges and goals, allowing us to provide tailored solutions that drive meaningful outcomes. We measure our success by your success, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve sustainable growth and maximise your business potential.


Rachelle Hare
Rachelle Hare

Managing Director and

Principal Practitioner

Blaze Business & Legal

Owner and Director

Blaze Professional Learning

  • Construction Lawyer Brisbane
  • Contracts Lawyer Brisbane
  • Strategic Commercial Adviser
  • Business Adviser Brisbane
  • Management Consultant Brisbane
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Shannon drew

Senior Strategic Adviser

Blaze Business & Legal


Blaze Business

  • Business Adviser Brisbane
  • Management Consultant Brisbane
  • Management Accountant Brisbane
  • Strategic Commercial Adviser
  • Costs Accountant
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