Legal Services

We specialise in Contract Law, Construction Law and Major Projects, and Commercial Law.

Here's the thing about us...

Every single one of our Legal Services is given in the context of your business as a whole.

Because you need Legal Advice FOR YOUR BUSINESS. And that's why we formed Blaze Business & Legal - why we're one of the few law firms in Australia who also specialises in Business Advisory and Management Consultancy Services.


The Legal Services we provide

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Rachelle Hare - Legal Services for your Business

Our Legal Services include:

1. Contract Law Services

Our core Contract Law Services and Contracting Services at Blaze Business & Legal include:

  1. Project Advice: Providing Legal Advice about Projects, including Project Planning and Implementation.
  2. Project Delivery Methods: Providing advice about Project Delivery Methods in relation to various Projects. And helping you select which Project Delivery Method is best for your Project.
  3. Contract Drafting: Drafting clear, concise, and legally enforceable contracts tailored to the specific needs of our clients.
  4. Contract Review: Reviewing existing contracts to ensure they are legally sound, fair, and meet your business needs.
  5. Contract Negotiation: Assisting clients in negotiating the terms of a contract to ensure their interests are protected.
  6. Contract Management: Helping clients manage their contracts, ensuring they meet their obligations and exercise their rights appropriately.
  7. Advising on Insurance Issues: Helping clients to review and negotiate their insurance policies and understand their coverage.
  8. Contractual Risk Assessment: Identifying potential risks in contract terms and advising clients on how to mitigate them. Read our article about The Role of Contracts.
  9. Contract Training: Providing training to clients on how to understand and manage their contracts.
  10. Contract Dispute Resolution: Assisting in resolving disputes arising from contracts through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods. While we're not building contract dispute lawyers, we have substantial experience in helping you to sort out your disputes without having to go to court - if it comes to that, we'll recommend some experienced construction dispute lawyers for you to work with.

2. Construction Law Services

Our Construction Law Services

Our specialist Construction Law Services at Blaze Business & Legal include:

  1. Advising on Project Delivery Methods for Construction Projects: Providing advice on the various Project Delivery Methods that can be used for Construction Projects. Helping you select the most appropropriate Project Delivery Method for your Construction Project.
  2. Construction Contract Drafting and Review: Drafting and reviewing construction contracts to ensure they are legally sound and meet the specific needs of your clients. Here's how to Understand your Construction Contract.
  3. Construction Project Advice: Providing legal advice throughout the construction project, from planning to completion.
  4. Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring that all aspects of a construction project comply with relevant laws and regulations, including environmental regulations and safety standards. Read our Essential Guide to Compliance for Businesses in Australia.
  5. Risk Management: Helping identify and manage risks associated with construction projects, such as financial risks, legal risks, and operational risks.
  6. Construction Insurance: Advising on issues related to insurance coverage for construction projects, including insurance coverage.
  7. Construction Claims: Assisting clients assess and resolve construction claims, such as claims for defective work, delay claims, and payment disputes (prior to any formal dispute resolution mechanisms).

Our articles about Construction Law issues and Construction Contracts

 Commercial Law Services

  1. Business Formation: Assistance with the legal aspects of setting up the business, including choosing the right business structure (e.g., sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc.). Find out Do I Need A Shareholders Agreement?
  2. Contract Drafting and Review: Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts with clients, suppliers, employees, and others.
  3. Employment Contracts and KPIs: Drafting employment contracts and role descriptions, and linking KPIs to help govern performance. Drafting policies and procedures governing staff performance, roles and responsibilities.
  4. Dispute Resolution: Representing the business in disputes with other parties, and helping to negotiate settlements (prior to any formal dispute resolution mechanisms).
  5. Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring the business complies with all relevant regulations, including environmental laws, privacy laws, and industry-specific regulations.
  6. Leasing: Assisting with the legal aspects of buying, selling, or leasing commercial property.
  7. Mergers and Acquisitions: Advising on the legal aspects of merging with or acquiring other businesses.
  8. Corporate Governance: Advising on the legal aspects of corporate governance, including director and officer responsibilities, shareholder rights, and corporate meetings.
  9. Risk Management: Identifying potential legal risks to the business and advising on strategies to mitigate those risks.
  10. Business Restructuring: Assisting with the legal aspects of restructuring the business.
  11. Data Protection and Privacy: Ensuring the business complies with data protection and privacy laws, and advising on best practices for handling customer and employee data.
  12. Exit Strategy Planning: Assisting with the legal aspects of planning an exit strategy, such as selling the business or transferring it to a new owner.

Other Legal Services

  • Providing general Legal Advice
  • Drafting Contracts
  • Helping you put in place your Contracting Strategy for your business
  • Advice about Legislative Requirements and Legal Compliance
  • Helping you set up your Legal Division
  • Drafting Policies and Procedures for your Legal Division
  • Drafting templates, workflows and processes
  • Training and upskilling staff on legal skills
  • Acting as External General Counsel or General Counsel on Retainer
  • Providing short-term Senior Legal Counsel services as needed
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About the Author

Rachelle Hare

Rachelle Hare - Managing Director and Principal Practitioner of Blaze Business & Legal

Rachelle Hare

Rachelle Hare is a highly experienced Construction Lawyer and Contract Lawyer, with over 23 years of experience in Tier 1 and Tier 2 Construction Firms, Top Tier Private Practice and Government.

With 23+ years of experience as a Senior Lawyer, Strategic Contracting Adviser and Management Consultant in Construction Law, Contracts, Major Projects, Commercial Advisory, Compliance, Procurement, Contract Management and Risk Management, Rachelle has the rare skills to offer you seamless business advice and legal advice to help support your organisation.

As well as a Lawyer and Business Adviser, Rachelle has also acted as a Strategic Procurement Adviser, Compliance Manager, Strategic Risk Adviser and Commercial Manager.

Rachelle owns
Blaze Business & Legal, a combined Commercial Law Firm and Business Advisory Firm located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Blaze Business & Legal assists a broad range of clients in the Construction Industry and related industries, and advises owners, contractors, subcontractors, NFPs and other organisations on a broad range of Construction Law, Commercial Law, Business Advisory and Management Consulting issues in Brisbane, Queensland and around Australia.

Rachelle also owns Blaze Professional Learning, where she offers practical contracting skills, hands-on experience in drafting and working with contracts, and industry insights to help Professionals upskill and advance their careers with real-world skills.

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