Our clients look to us to create value and manage risk.


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

Banking & Finance

Lenders, borrowers and security providers, both within Australia and overseas, seek our legal and commercial advice in all areas of banking and financing law.

Building, Construction & Infrastructure

As a competitive and dynamic industry, clients seek support to manage risks and resolve disputes relating to building, construction and infrastructure projects.

Commercial Transactions

Achieving success with a commercial transaction requires experience, imagination, passion and hard work. We share these attributes with our clients.

Competition & Consumer Law

Clients rely on Cowell Clarke to successfully deal with the complex areas of trade practices and competition law, reducing their commercial risks.


Our corporate team provides corporate advisory and transactional legal solutions that mitigate and manage your risks, while facilitating access to capital.

Debt Recovery

Collecting outstanding debts is time consuming and costly, yet critical to the operation of your business. Our team has extensive experience in advising businesses on the most effective and affordable strategy to recover debts.


We deliver legal solutions to defence clients including engineering, manufacturing and technology businesses and those entering defence sectors internationally.

Dispute Resolution

While we focus on dispute resolution, we also understand the stress of litigation and support our clients to manage the uncertainty of these situations.

Employment & Workplace Relations

You need to know your rights and responsibilities at law at the same time as looking after your employees and your business.

Energy & Resources

We work closely with our clients to provide commercially practical specialist advice on all aspects of Energy and Resources projects, including electricity, oil and gas, mining and metals and renewable energy.

Environment, Planning & Sustainability

At Cowell Clarke we understand the complex and often sensitive nature of environment and planning considerations for your project.

Equity Capital Markets

We support listed entities, product issuers, market participants, underwriters and corporate advisers in their transactions and dealings in listed equity markets.

Estate Administration

We advise and assist executors and beneficiaries by obtaining a grant of probate of the will where required and doing all things necessary in the administration of deceased estates.

Financial Services

Australia's regulatory framework covers a variety of financial services participants. We help businesses to navigate their obligations and manage risk while achieving their commercial goals.


Consequences of a franchisor not complying with the Franchising Code of Conduct can be severe. We ensure franchise contracts are valid and enforceable.


Health, medical and specialist practitioners need advice that caters to personal, practice and business interests. Legal advice needs to be both holistic and strategic, to balance demands from each of these areas.

Insolvency & Turnaround

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


Cowell Clarke not only acts for individuals but also corporations, directors and professionals such as auditors, engineers and architects in relation to professional indemnity and other insurance claims.

Intellectual Property & Information Technology

IP assets form a large and valuable proportion of your total business assets. We assist you in identifying, capturing, protecting and exploiting these assets.

International Trade

We support you to navigate the challenges presented when transacting across international borders, reducing risks and managing costs.

Liquor Licensing

It is important to ensure that you are kept up to date with current changes and developments in Liquor Licensing to ensure continual business success.

Personal Property Securities Act

Our team advises on the application of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (“PPSA”) to fulfill compliance obligations across many areas of your business and, importantly, commercial contracts.


Regulatory changes and increased competition have meant strategic, expert and practical advice is increasingly relevant and important for the pharmacy industry.

Private Clients

We bring a commercial approach to your personal and family circumstances to ensure that your wealth is protected and succession is planned.


Applying sound probity principles encourages open, honest and fair interactions. We facilitate productive relationships and an ethical approach.


We support clients with issues and challenges around owning, leasing and selling land and commercial property, land development and construction.


We advise SMSF superannuation trustees, financial advisers including licensed accountants and other industry participants on legal and regulatory aspects of operations.

Tax & Revenue

Tax advisory services that achieve both a legal and commercially viable result are paramount to our clients and therefore to us.

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