Areas of Practice
Peter May McAuliffe Legal largely practice litigation and commercial law including business law, corporate law, family law, property law, planning and environmental law, personal injury, disputes and other areas of litigation. Mark McAuliffe and his team are also well-versed in the legalities of capital raising, mining and the wine industry.
Building and construction
Peter May McAuliffe Legal advises clients in relation to building and construction matters. We draft and advise on construction contracts, and manage dispute ranging from home building contracts through to large scale commercial, industrial and mining projects.
Areas of business law can become complex quickly, so to assure that you have the best team behind you when you need it, trust Peter May McAuliffe Legal and our experience in areas like business structures, establishing a business name, company trust or partnership and preparing documents like loans, guarantees and employment contracts.
For corporate advice, governance, incorporation, compliance, shareholder agreements and more, look to the solicitors at Peter May McAuliffe Legal.
Disputes & Litigation
If you are in a position that requires lawyers for disputes or litigation, we understand that it’s not very pleasant. With that in mind, let the lawyers at Peter May McAuliffe Legal guide you through civil and commercial claims, debt collection and claims involving property, farms, inheritances, as well as personal injury, property loss and damage claims.
Employment & Workplace Relations
Peter May McAuliffe Legal is able to provide high quality, commercial advice on all aspects of the employment relationship – from recruitment through to retirement.
We work with clients to respond immediately to all workplace issues and provide solutions which are tailored to and appropriate for our clients’ commercial objectives and culture.
Peter May McAuliffe Legal practice in legal matters involving divorce, property settlements, binding financial agreements, de facto, pre-nuptial agreements, advice and litigation. Our experienced solicitors can provide the professional help you’ve been looking for.
Farming & Agriculture
Buying a farm for the first time? Selling a large property? Farming and agriculture transactions have their own specific requirements depending upon the nature of the business in issue.
At Peter May McAuliffe Legal, we have solicitors who have their own extensive farming involvement and understand the types of issues that are commonly encountered in these types of businesses. Understanding those issues is essential to ensuring that the legal requirements are adequately addressed for the protection of our clients.
Liquor, Hospitality and Events
Dealing with liquor matters, hospitality and event proposals is not recommended without professional assistance. This is because of:
- The complex and relatively harsh regulatory and administrative regime of the Department of Racing Gaming and Liquor in WA; and
- The myriad of different planning, environmental health and liability issues that arise in hospitality and events.
Peter May McAuliffe Legal have a depth of experience in commercial leasing in the south west. We act for many commercial property owners, property managers, developers, shopping centres owners, industrial property developers and builders. Let our experienced team provide you with prompt documentation at highly competitive rates.
Personal Injury & Property Damage Compensation
Mark McAuliffe has extensive experience in the pursuit and management of claims arising from accidents.
Personal injury claims can arise from work place accidents giving rise to workers’ compensation and damages for negligence. Injuries can also occur in motor vehicle accidents and on other persons’ property.
At Peter May McAuliffe Legal we can assist you in all aspects of conveyancing and property transactions. Whether it be the acquisition or the sale of a property, borrowing and securing money or transferring property following the death of a person or the breakdown of a relationship, Peter May McAuliffe Legal can assist you with all your legal requirements.
Superannuation funds are tax effective and important structures available to individuals and family groups. Super fund trustees often require specific advice, while super benefits – as a major component of the wealth of many family groups – require very specific and tailored structuring to ensure that benefits are paid in the most tax effective way.
Peter May McAuliffe Legal can assist you with your estate planning. Whether it be a simple will, through to complex legal structures involving businesses, companies and trusts, we can guide you through the myriad of issues that are required to be considered, to ensure that your estate planning needs are fully implemented. We consider trust and company structures, and the best means of ensuring the intergenerational transfer that you desire. We consider the impact of death on superannuation, and assist you in ensuring that those that you wish to inherit, do so, without undue complication. Ensuring that family assets and businesses can readily transfer to the next generation, secure in the hands of those that you trust, is a particular focus for us. Mark McAuliffe regularly accepts appointments as executor of estates, and we provide a full service from the grant of probate, through to the administration of the estate, including liaison with all stakeholders, until the estate is fully wound up.
Powers of Attorney, Guardianship and Living Wills
At many stages in your life, there will be times when someone needs to stand in your shoes and deal with matters on your behalf. Whether it be an enduring power of attorney, dealing with your legal and financial matters, or an enduring power of guardianship, to make decisions of a more personal nature, Peter May McAuliffe Legal are here to help you. We are conscious of the concerns of many people as to what treatment they will receive when they are unable to make decisions for themselves. We regularly draft advance health directives/living wills, to ensure that the issues that concern you are understood by those who will make decisions on your behalf.
Wills & Estates
If you require solicitors in Bunbury, Busselton or Margaret River to draft a will, or assist in estate planning you have found it in the law firm of Peter May McAuliffe Legal. Powers of attorney, living wills, probate and even disputed wills can all be managed by the solicitors at Peter May McAuliffe Legal.
Town Planning & Local Government Law
Peter May McAuliffe Legal have solicitors with extensive experience specialising in town planning, local government law, environmental advice and compensation. Some of our solicitors have worked within local government, both locally and interstate, and are fully conversant with the procedures and policies that are administered by many local government organisations. We can assist you in negotiating this complex web of laws and procedures, to provide you with a satisfactory outcome for your town planning and local government law issues.
Peter May McAuliffe Legal is well versed in vineyard and winery contracts, supply and distribution agreements, and the headache that liquor licensing can be. Trust us with your legal needs in the South West, so that you can focus on your vineyard or winery.