Jodie is the Legal Practitioner Director of Jodie Bruce Law and is an experienced commercial and property law solicitor.
Jodie can assist clients in various areas of commercial and property law including residential conveyancing, retail and commercial leasing, business sales and purchases, wills and estate advice including probate, employment law, trademarks, terms of trade and debt recovery. With extensive experience in all areas of commercial and property law, our clients can expect direct, trusted and responsive advice.
We can assist you whether you are buying or selling a home, unit, vacant block, strata title, commercial real estate or rural property. Our conveyancing services are provided by an experienced solicitor at competitive fixed fee rates for both selling and buying.
COMMERCIAL and RETAIL LEASING
We are experienced in all areas of commercial and retail leasing and can advise and negotiate the terms of your lease. We draft leases with terms and conditions particularly suited to the type of premises being let and to your needs and requirements. With retail premises in particular, we can assist with the complexities of the Retail Shop Leases Act and the disclosure requirements for all parties to such transactions.
BUSINESS SALES and PURCHASES
Whether you are buying or selling, we can assist you with the negotiation and documentation of contracts and agreements and act for you through to completion. This includes transferring any leases, licences or agreements, advising on obligations under the contract including any restraints of trade and employee entitlements.
WILLS, ESTATE PLANNING and ADMINISTRATION
Everyone should have a current Will and Enduring Power of Attorney. These documents should be regularly reviewed and updated as your life circumstances change as it makes distributing your estate far easier for your beneficiaries. We can assist you in all areas of Wills and Estate Planning and can provide detailed advice in relation to testamentary trusts. We can assist with applications for grants of probate, letters of administration and distributing the estate to the beneficiaries including transferring property.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY and TRADEMARKS
Intellectual Property (IP) is a term used to describe a bundle of intangible rights designed to protect the outcome of intellectual activity, endeavour or innovation. It includes copyright, trademarks, patents, designs, circuit layouts, business names, and confidential information. Different laws apply to different forms of IP. We are able to provide advice on how to protect your IP.
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS and TERMS OF TRADE
We draft precedent agreements and policies for employers, employees and contractors and can advise on awards, IP protection, confidentiality, redundancy, restraints, and termination. We can also provide customer agreements, supply and purchase agreements and terms of trade to clearly document the terms of agreements made with customers and other parties that businesses deal with.