IN HOUSE LEGAL SERVICES
We can join your legal or commercial team to provide in-house legal or commercial services for a particular project or task - short or long. We have experience working on several of Australia’s largest mining construction projects, governance projects, insurance renewals, policy preparation and implementation, legal training and all sorts of general contract and commercial matters.
We are experts in contract drafting and contract negotiation. We will work with you to understand your risk profile and what matters to you most. We take a very commercial approach to negotiations and work quickly to achieve favourable outcomes. We have experience in all types of contracts, including construction, supply of goods and services, international sale of goods and incoterms, business sale and acquisition, IP agreements and confidentiality agreements. Any sort of contract, we can assist with drafting or review and negotiation.
We are experienced in general commercial matters relevant to business and legal compliance. If it is a new policy or policy review (Privacy, Whistleblowing, Modern Slavery) or general legal reviews or advice, we can assist. As experienced in-house lawyers, we have general experience across a range of areas.
Jones Legal Consultants can do a top-down legal risk review of your business. We will consider general commercial aspects of your business and report on your legal risks and categorise them into High, Medium and Low risks. We will provide an action plan to mitigate the risks. We can help you to close out legal risks and refer you to specialists if specific legal advice is required.
We know that insurance is getting harder to obtain, particularly professional indemnity insurance. We can draft written submissions setting out information relevant to an insurer so the potential insurers understand your risk profile and the risk they would be taking on.
No one wants to be involved in litigation, and we certainly don’t recommend commencing litigation other than in the most dire of circumstances. If you have a dispute, we can help you to resolve it commercially while protecting your interests. If litigation is on foot, we can help to manage external lawyers as your in-house advisor. We will work to ensure your external litigators are operating strategically and to minimise costs. If you need to commence litigation, we can help to refer you to an appropriate expert litigator.