Property & Commercial Law

We have an extensive history of providing practical property and commercial advice in matters in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. Our focus is on ensuring that all aspects of your property and business transactions are carefully identified. We understand how important issues such as asset protection, taxation and GST are to you and your situation which is why we place particular emphasis on working with your accountants and financial advisers to ensure everything is covered - not just the legal issues.

Our expertise includes:

Property & Development Law

Our particular expertise is in Strata and Community Title developments. Our knowledge of the Titling legislation in both Queensland and New South Wales allows us to present to our clients options that most other lawyers cannot provide.

More importantly, our 30 years practical experience in this field allows us to identify and discuss with our clients those small but important issues that can become a problem at a later stage.

We understand that Strata and Community Titling can be beset with problems. We see it as our job to identify these potential problems and design and suggest to you structures that eliminate disputes long after you are gone


We deliver honest, realistic and to-the-point legal advice on matters concerning the franchising environment. We provide advice and services that assist both franchisors and franchisees.

Our expertise includes:


  • Advising on appropriate business structures
  • Strategic planning for establishing franchise systems
  • Preparing confidentiality agreements
  • Protecting your intellectual property
  • Dealing with conflicts and disputes
  • Advising on and undertaking tribunal claims on your behalf
  • Advising on trade restraints, workplace health and safety and various other issues


  • Evaluating franchise systems
  • Perusing and providing advice on franchise documents
  • Dealing with conflicts and disputes.
  • Advising on and undertaking tribunal claims on your behalf.
  • Preparing complaint forms for lodgement with the ACCC

Intellectual Property

At Small Myers Hughes, we deliver practical, reliable and timely legal advice on matters concerning intellectual property and trademarks.

Our expertise includes:


  • Trade mark services
  • Advice on copyright, passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Domain name disputes
  • Protection of intellectual property portfolios
  • Advice and assistance with protecting your intellectual property
  • Sending or responding to letters of demand for alleged intellectual property infringement
  • Structuring of Intellectual Property assets, including asset protection
  • Taxation advice in relation to the acquisition and sale of intellectual property assets


  • Advice on registerability of trade marks
  • Preparing and filing trade mark applications in Australia and New Zealand
  • Preparing and filing trade mark applications under the Madrid Protocol (for a complete list of countries that are members of the Madrid Protocol, click here)
  • Arranging the preparing and filing international trade mark applications
  • Prosecuting or opposing trade mark opposition proceedings
  • Applying for or defending trade mark non-use proceedings
  • Arranging the renewal of Australian and international trade marks
  • Advice on trade mark infringement
  • Prosecuting or defending trade mark infringement proceedings (litigation)

Contact Us Now

Phone:+ 61 7 5552 6666
Fax:+ 61 7 5528 0955
Address:Level 2, 17 Welch St Southport, Qld, 4215
Postal:PO Box 1876
Southport 4215

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