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Gaming
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Childcare
Conveyancing
Liquor Licensing

Hall & Thompson has a 50-year track record of acting for cafés, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs, helping clients successfully navigate Victoria’s complicated and onerous liquor licensing regime.

We can assist with:

• Application for Liquor Licence
• Transfer of Liquor Licence
• Variation of Liquor Licence (e.g. increase in licensed area, number of patrons, change of hours etc.)
• Limited Licences for major or special events
• Advice on how to structure your legal entity for licensing purposes
• Application for review of a decision of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR)
• Defence of disciplinary proceedings/infringement notices
• Acquisition or sale of a café, restaurant, hotel or nightclub with a Liquor Licence

To discuss your specific requirements, and for an obligation-free quote, contact Hall & Thompson on (03) 9696 2618 / (03) 9696 2415 or by email at info@hallandthompson.com.au

Gaming

Hall & Thompson has acted for many gaming hotels and clubs since the inception of the gaming industry. We were involved in the grant of Victoria’s very first club gaming licence in 1992.

Hall & Thompson can help you successfully navigate Victoria’s complicated and onerous gaming regime, including:

• Application for a Venue Operators Licence
• Transfer of venue assets
• Advice on how to structure your legal entity for gaming purposes
• Application for review of a decision of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR)
• Acquisition of current and future gaming entitlements
• Purchase or sale of a club or hotel with a gaming licence

To discuss your specific requirements, and for an obligation-free quote, contact Hall & Thompson on (03) 9696 2415 or by email at info@hallandthompson.com.au

Sales and Acquisitions

Hall & Thompson has a 50-year track record of acting for clients who are buying or selling commercial Freehold property or businesses including Leasehold and Goodwill.

We have expertise and experience acting for clients who have either acquired or sold retail shops, hospitality freeholds, vacant land and farms or are looking to purchase or divest in businesses ranging from cafés, restaurants, hotels, pubs, nightclubs, gaming venues, retail shops and childcare centres.

Hall & Thompson can help guide you through complicated property or business transactions, minimising stress and reducing legal and financial risks.

We offer the following services:

• General advice on letters of offer, expressions of interest and entering into Heads of Agreement
• Negotiating on your behalf with the other party’s lawyer
• Advice on Contract of Sale and Vendor Statement
• Advice on Lease and Disclosure Statement
• Liaising with regulatory bodies, including the Local Authority, VCGLR, Department of Education and Training etc.
• Liaising with your financier and selling agent
• Conducting legal due diligence on the Freehold land or business
• Lodging or removing caveats and mortgages
• Attending to settlement of the transaction

To discuss your specific requirements, and for an obligation-free quote, contact Hall & Thompson on (03) 9696 2415 or by email at info@hallandthompson.com.au

Leases

Hall & Thompson has a 50-year track record of acting for landlords and tenants in the leasing of commercial properties, ranging from cafés, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs to gaming venues, retail shops and childcare centres.

We can help you achieve a practical, cost-effective and commercial outcome for your Lease by providing the following services:

• General advice on rights and obligations under existing Lease arrangements; for example, issues relating to rent review, maintenance obligations, security bond etc.
• Negotiating on your behalf with the other party’s lawyer
• Preparation of Lease, Disclosure Statement and Guarantee
• Preparation of Renewal, Variation or Transfer of Lease
• Advice on rent reviews
• Legal due diligence of the property and the landlord or tenant
• Dispute resolution: representation at an informal mediation or at the Victorian Small Business Commission

To discuss your specific requirements, and for an obligation-free quote, contact Hall & Thompson on (03) 9696 2415 or by email at info@hallandthompson.com.au

Childcare

Hall & Thompson acts for some of Victoria’s leading childcare providers and has extensive experience providing legal services for sales and acquisitions in the childcare industry.

The childcare industry is heavily regulated by the Victorian Government and purchasing or selling a childcare business can be a complicated and lengthy process. It is important to instruct experienced legal advisers who can help you navigate this potential minefield.

Hall & Thompson can help guide you through childcare business transactions by offering the following services:

• General advice on letters of offer, expressions of interest and entering into Heads of Agreement
• Negotiating on your behalf with the other party’s lawyer
• Advice on Contract of Sale
• Advice on Lease and Disclosure Statement
• Liaising with the Department of Education and Training in relation to transfer of licence, childcare subsidy etc.
• Liaising with the Local Authority in relation to planning approval, transfer of Food Permit etc.
• Liaising with your financier and selling agent
• Conducting legal due diligence on the Freehold land and business
• Attending to settlement of the transaction

To discuss your specific requirements, and for an obligation-free quote, contact Hall & Thompson on (03) 9696 2415 or by email at info@hallandthompson.com.au

Conveyancing

Hall & Thompson are experts in conveyancing relating to residential properties ranging from existing houses and apartments to off-the-plan properties, to vacant land and farms.

We can assist with:

• Negotiating on your behalf with the other party’s lawyer
• Advice on Contract of Sale and Vendor Statement
• Conducting legal due diligence on the property by obtaining and advising on the property certificates from the regulatory bodies
• Liaising with regulatory bodies, including the Local Authority, State Revenue Office, water authority etc.
• Liaising with your financier and selling agent
• Lodging or removing caveats and mortgages
• Attending to settlement of the transaction

We attend to the transfer of residential property on the electronic platform PEXA, on which properties are transferred seamlessly and on time. This is a secure, efficient and cost-effective experience which allows you to focus on the practicalities of moving.

To discuss your specific requirements, and for an obligation-free quote, contact Hall & Thompson on (03) 9696 2415 or by email at info@hallandthompson.com.au

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