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Hart & Co Lawyers provides high quality legal services to boutique & mid-tier law firms across Australia


Matters completed in 2018


across Australia

Law firms

Why Hart & Co

It’s hard to find and retain good Associate & Senior Associate lawyers. Hart & Co is a long-term solution.


Our lawyers aren’t “general practitioners”. We solely do commercial and employment law, and everyone in the team comes from a top or mid-tier firm.

No Downside

Available as and when required, with no lock in contracts or ongoing obligation to provide work.


Our law firms constantly tell us that “it’s just so easy to work with you.”


Add your margin to our hourly rates and profit from our services from the get-go.

 Practice Areas

Commercial / Corporate
Contracts, corporate advisory, capital raising, lending & securities, franchising, M & A

Share schemes, contracts, termination, redundancies, EBAs, contractors

IP & Technology
Licences, trade marks, SaaS Agreements, EULAs, online terms, privacy & GDPR

Commercial & retail leasing, including complexes

Our Experience

We act on behalf of small, medium and large businesses, ASX listed entities, Government departments, Local Councils, major industry associations, and not-for-profits. We advise on a cross-section of industries including tech/software, retail, agriculture, professional services, energy, telecommunications, insurance and building and construction.  

Corporate advisory

  • Lead lawyer acting for one of Australia’s newest and most innovative insurers as they enter the Australian market, including preparation of various commercial agreements including an AFSL licence agreement, services contracts, user terms and conditions, privacy documents, and competition terms and conditions.


  • Acting in the sale and purchase of numerous businesses across all States and industries, including share sales with earnouts and vendor finance arrangements.

  • Reviewing various Government and major business tender service and supply contracts and successfully negotiating changes on behalf of successful tenderers including a recent supply/services contract for a major Victoria infrastructure project.

Employment Law

  • Advising numerous businesses including both professional services firms and software technology businesses on the different options around giving employee’s shares and advising on compliance with the Employee Share Scheme tax incentive laws.

  • Advising an ASX listed company on the process for restructuring their organisation and making a substantial number of their sales team redundant.

Technology & Intellectual Property

  • Advising a new national delivery/rideshare company (similar to UberEats) prior to their entry into the Australian market, on compliance, liability, insurance and risk management. This included preparation of their terms of service, restaurant agreement and driver agreement.

 News & Insights

Do employees owe fiduciary duties to their employers?

Just as employers owe fiduciary duties to their employees’, employees owe fiduciary duties to their employer. These include the duty of loyalty and the duty not to profit. The recent High Court case, Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Ltd v Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd, also recognised that a third party who knowingly assists in a breach of fiduciary duty between an employee and employer, has too, committed an equitable wrong.

Workpac decision leaves employers in limbo over casual entitlements

The recent Full Court decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene to uphold a decision that a casual mine driver be entitled to the same benefits as a permanent employee because he worked regular and predictable hours has thrown employers into a state of uncertainty. The casual employee was found to be entitled to be paid annual leave and other entitlements, despite being paid a higher hourly rate (casual loading) to compensate for the lack of entitlements that casuals get.  

Parliament subsequently passed the  Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 which prohibits casual employees from double dipping on entitlements provided that certain conditions are met.

Hart & Co has closely followed the decision of Skene, as well as the subsequent decision of Workpac v Rossato and the Government response, and is at the forefront of the changes.


Hot Topic

Stay ahead of major trends in commercial and employment law.

Meet the Team

Hart & Co believes in success through collaboration. Our lawyers focus on quality and results.



We’ve been working with Hart & Co for over a year across numerous complex commercial and employment law matters including EBAs and capital raisings. Roxy is responsive, turns around the work quickly and most importantly every job has been high quality. It’s a tough market finding and retaining good associate level lawyers and Hart & Co has been an invaluable resource to our commercial and property teams.
— Daniel, Director - Commercial Practice Group (Law firm in Victoria, headcount ~20, working with H&Co since March 2018)
We’ve had an excellent experience working with Hart & Co. Roxy and her team are responsive and consistently deliver top quality legal work for us in a diverse range of practice areas. They were able to seamlessly fit into our business and quickly adapt to our processes and the way we work. Roxy is a very pragmatic, commercially-minded lawyer and a safe pair of hands for any matter she takes on. Highly recommended!
— Alex, Director (Law firm in Sydney, headcount ~7, working with H&Co since July 2018)
Hart & Co is an extension of our team, prompt and simply great to work with. With their support, our client turnaround times have increased and we have greater capacity to market and deliver. They help you to help your clients.
— Narin, Director (Law firm in Melbourne, working with H&Co since August 2018)

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