At Macpherson Kelley our manufacturing team is passionately committed to ensuring Australian manufacturing stays viable, strong and most importantly, here. Some of our team comes from manufacturing backgrounds and they know what it’s like out there and how they can help you.

The team has expertise in:


  • Brand protection strategies
  • Confidential information
  • Privacy issues
  • Distribution agreements
  • Licence Agreements
  • Terms and conditions of sale, purchase or tenders
  • Trademarks, patents, copyright, designs, advice and registration
  • Trade practices and ACCC issues and advice
  • International Trade and Customs Advice

Workplace Relations

  • Advice about staff
  • Workplace agreements and workplace change
  • Employee, independent contractor and consultancy contracts
  • Restructuring and redundancies
  • OH&S and WorkCover
  • Discrimination and sexual harassment claims

Disputes + Litigation

  • Investigations by the ACCC or ASIC
  • Commercial disputes with customers and suppliers
  • Faulty machinery
  • Property and leasing disputes
  • Enforcing intellectual property rights
  • Revenue
  • Debt recovery
  • Improve credit control procedures
  • Insolvency advice and disputes

Transaction + Property

  • Sales and acquisitions of businesses
  • Business structuring and tax advice
  • Agreements between business owners
  • Assisting with raising capital
  • Sales and acquisitions of commercial property
  • Documenting and advising on property leases

Why Are We Different?

We firmly believe that businesses are built on relationships. Therefore, building relationships with you is our business. We put this into practice by investing in ourselves so your business reaps the benefits, actively participating in industry to ensure your business reeives relevant advice, and by recommending a path to take so your business can make quick by thoughtful decisions. You need lawyers that understand how their success relies on your success. You need lawyers that genuinely care. You need lawyers that are passionate about what they do – and about what you do.

To find out more about Macpherson Kelley’s Manufacturing expertise visit the industry page or to find out more about the Head of Manufacturing, James Sturgess, click here.

Macpherson Kelley is a commercial law firm with offices in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and Queensland. We have more than 50 Principals and 300 staff across four states.