Harris & Harris Solicitors



General practice attorney in the City of Sydney, New South Wales

Corporate & Commercial Law

Corporate and commercial law provides the framework within which business is conducted. It includes laws relating to companies and securities, contracts, bankruptcy, financial services regulation, banking and finance.

We are daily called upon to respond quickly to instructions on difficult matters involving the affairs of companies where no clear or easy path is apparent to the director or shareholder. We aim to be prompt, clear and practical in the delivery of options and answers to our clients, allowing them to return to their own important business demands and personal lives. Our accessibility and range of ability in this field is uncommon.

Commercial Litigation

Complex litigation is often won or lost on the depth of knowledge, accuracy and forensic skills of the solicitor. In conjunction with our clients, we devise litigation strategies that realistically identify the prospects of success and focus on achieving the best commercial outcomes for our clients.

It is unrealistic to suggest in the modern commercial world that Litigation is a field of practice isolated from other areas of law. All of our lawyers have litigated in their respective fields, enabling a truly integrated legal service that offers broad-based advice as well as specialised supervision in court rules, litigation process and tactics.

Property Transactions

We have transacted thousands of property matters, from standard residential conveyances to complex industrial optioning and large-scale commercial developments. We are known for advising on opportunities and risk in a concise and forward-thinking manner, ensuring clients are fully aware of the important aspects of their transaction.

Property law is not simple, and often conflates various areas of law such as stamp duty, capital gains tax, contract law and often aspects of equitable doctrines. We, and therefore our clients, benefit from many years of experience in this field; identifying issues early is paramount.

Litigation in this practice area is not uncommon for the firm, and an important element to deepening an understanding for the topic. We have, for example, acted for responsible entities of managed investment schemes involving not only matters of corporations law but sophisticated concepts of property law concerning large-scale olive plantations; we have also acted recently for a hotel group in respect of the enforcement of easements in the Supreme Court. Our experience is drawn not only from property transactions, but the enforcement and challenge of proprietary rights.

Estate Planning

Estate planning, whether by simple wills or more complicated testamentary trusts, is becoming increasingly important as modern commerce results in more complicated and interlocking affairs.

Moreover, planning for the succession of estates and business interests is paramount to preserving value and ensuring the successful transmission of interests to family members and appropriate business trustees. As a boutique general commercial practice we have exposure to a wide range of business people with a diversity of succession requirements often involving high net value family trusts and interconnected business estates that require meticulous planning, advice and implementation. We offer a range of services in this practice area, including some work at fixed fee rates, ensuring predictability in pricing.




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