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Commercial Lawyers. Solution Strategists.

OUR PEOPLE
 

Whether the sector is perennial, evolving or emerging, we have the expertise to help you.

OUR SECTORS
 

Legal expertise. Digital innovation.

OUR SERVICES
 
We are a specialist corporate commercial law firm that provides our clients with integrated solutions that help them do business and manage risk in Australia and overseas.

Sectors

Agribusiness

Australia is destined to become the food bowl of Asia. Our legal advisory services span the breadth of this ambition, supporting clients from paddock to plate.

Franchising

From advising on the establishment of new systems to ensuring compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct, we help franchisors create and maintain a successful franchise model.

Aged Care, Retirement Living and Health

One of the fastest growing sectors in Australia presenting equal amounts of opportunity and risk.

Defence

We provide legal solutions to defence clients involved in engineering, advanced manufacturing and technology who participate in these sectors nationally and internationally.

 

Latest News

Welcome update or unsatisfactory news? What the 2024 budget means for the aged care sector

Responses are split after the Federal Government issue a much-anticipated...
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ESG Priorities in Budget 2024: What You Need to Know

The 2024 Budget contains funding for an array of ESG measures to align with...
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Who will be a wholesale client in 2025?

Consultation on the wholesale client test continues, with the Parliamentary...
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Megan Jongebloed honoured as a finalist for Commercial Partner of the Year 2024

Congratulations to our Chair Megan Jongebloed who has been selected as a...
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19 Cowell Clarke Lawyers Recognised as Best Lawyers® in Australia 2025

We are pleased to announce that 19 lawyers have been recognised in the 2025...
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What about my hat? Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited

On 15 April 2024, Justice Lee handed down his judgment in the infamous Bruce...
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Services

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

It is vital for every business to be across ESG issues as consumers, employees, customers and other stakeholders demand transparency and reshape decision making in this new age.

Tax & Revenue

Tax advisory services that are both legally compliant and commercially viable are paramount to our clients.

Employment & Workplace Relations

An acute sensitivity to the dynamics of the employer/employee relationship underpins our approach to an area of law that affects every business.

Insolvency & Turnaround

Situations involving underperforming, distressed and insolvent businesses need in-depth technical advice coupled with a strategic, solution focused mindset.

From the outset, Cowell Clarke’s professional service approach is their commitment to understanding our business. They take the time to truly comprehend our unique challenges and goals, which allows them to provide tailored and confidential advice to our company executives. We have found their input to be an essential sounding board for important business decisions.

Phil Guy (Managing Director) – Alkath Group

I highly recommend the Cowell Clarke digital and technology commercial team. They have a deep understanding of the key issues that technology businesses face and continually provide a commercial mindset to their advice. Cowell Clarke’s expertise in advising information technology and SaaS organisations is a real asset to have in your corner especially when you are a high growth enterprise that needs the answer ASAP.

Bruce Mackenzie (Founder) - HREX

Cowell Clarke truly understands our business and our particular challenges that arise from being a sovereign growth business operating in the growth sector of defence-grade cyber security. Cowell Clarke proactively provides advice that is well-rounded and considered.  They are highly knowledgeable on the laws that pertain to our business operations and also emerging laws in our sector within the digital and technology realm. We highly recommend Julian Courtney-Stubbs and the Cowell Clarke digital and technology team.

Peter Woollacott (CEO) and Katrina Mottee (Head of Commercial & Legal) - Huntsman Security

Rob’s diverse and global background gives him knowledge which is not just textbook, he gives straight forward advice, directly answers questions and is honest. I’d certainly recommend him. Having real answers means that you can make real decisions, rather than hypotheticals.

Alex Candetti on Rob Comazzetto

Although Cowell Clarke have grown significantly, they still give personal service and advice. Unlike some of the larger interstate firms that I have dealt with, you’re not handed from one lawyer to another, until your matter is delegated to the most junior resource.

John Hart (KPMG) on Cowell Clarke

Cowell Clarke Lawyers has been an invaluable partner for Xite Holdings Ltd. Their dedication, expertise, and commitment to our success have played a pivotal role in helping us navigate the legal landscape in the tech industry. We highly recommend their services to any organization seeking top-tier legal representation.

Craig Austin (CEO and Founder) Xite Holdings Ltd

The Cowell Clarke team has been a valued asset to our business.

Simon Berry (CEO) Australian Biotechnologies