CS Legal provides a range of legal services in commercial and property law, debt recovery and litigation to assist individuals and businesses achieve personal and commercial objectives.
Our team of experienced lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the local market, Western Australian legislation and the issues which affect our clients. We take the time to understand your situation and needs to deliver you the best possible outcome.
Our central philosophy is clear, concise and honest communication. We avoid legal jargon and focus on helping you achieve a successful outcome with our no-nonsense, approachable, practical and high quality legal advice.
What commercial services do you offer?
We offer a range of legal services including:
Commercial and Property Documentation and Advice
We draft and advise on a wide range of commercial documentation for all types of commercial and property matters including, but not limited to:
- land subdivision and contract documentation;
- property sales agreements;
- property joint venture agreements;
- loan agreements;
- business sales and acquisitions;
- partnership and shareholder agreements;
- franchise agreements; and
- building and construction agreements.
Whilst we have the competence and experience to advise on and handle a whole range of commercial and property documentation, we are very clear about our limitations and if there is anything that outside our competence, we will let you know straightaway and help you find someone who can assist.
Having said that, there is very little that commercial lawyer and director Tim Kennedy has not seen or done in his many years as a lawyer.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our documentation and their ability to withstand legal challenge and disputes. We are passionate about helping our clients achieve the best possible solutions and, as far as possible, temper our advice with commercial considerations.
Did you know that CS Legal were the solicitors instructed to act in the three property fraud cases in Australia? A little-known fact but we don’t like to brag. The negotiations were extensive and expertly handled by legal practitioner director Tim Kennedy.
Tim is in charge of the day to day conduct of litigation matters and over his 8 years at CS Legal has developed quite the repertoire and range in property and commercial litigation.
As with the commercial documentation and advice, while our range of capability and competence is quite wide, there are limits on what we can do. We don’t do class actions, personal injury and insurance claims, and corporate litigation but apart from that we do just about every type of litigation including some criminal matters.
Debt recovery, led by Jason O’Meara, is a speciality of ours. We have gained extensive experience and knowledge over the years and attracted a fairly impressive clients base consisting of small businesses, strata companies and Local Governments (we are a WALGA preferred supplier). While the bulk of the work involves assisting creditors in making demands, commencing legal proceedings and taking enforcement action, we also advise on winding up and bankruptcy.
Knowing the ins and outs of the debt recovery process, we are also adept at helping people on the wrong end of a debt claim. Unless we are conflicted, we are happy to help debtors navigate the challenges of defending unmeritorious claims.
This is another area of law we excel and take great pride in. Tim and the leasing team’s paralegals, Elma and Michelle, are the go-to for commercial leasing in Western Australia.
Working with Elma and Michelle, you will be left with no doubt whatsoever that every possible stone has been turned and every possible issue relating to the premises has been considered.
We aim to be thorough and we don’t take short cuts.
While Tim and lawyer Alex Johns-Putra generally handle demands, default notices and legal proceedings for commercial leasing matters, the communication and exchange of knowledge and information within the team makes it highly effective.
Wills and Probate
Making a will is not about filling in a form or getting a junior lawyer to use the same will template that the law firm has used for decades.
As CS Legal, we first ask you to complete a questionnaire so we can get a reasonably good idea of what we need to advise you on and how to best draft the will to meet your requirements. We then give you a fee estimate and if you accept it, we will start the draft. Along the way, paralegal Stephanie Reeves will probably ask you a few questions and, with Tim’s instructions, advise you on some matters that may require further consideration. At the signing we make sure that everything is the way you want it to be and the way the law wants it to be for validity.
Probate is a legal recognition of the appointment of an executor under the will of a deceased person. Letters of Administration are required where the deceased person did not make a will. There are a few variations on the theme but when it becomes necessary, we can assist in making the required applications to the Supreme Court. We also provide advice and representations in disputed estate matters.
If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers or obtain more information, fill out the form below and we will contact you to as soon as possible.
Our Commercial Law Team
Legal Practitioner Director
Tim is a practitioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia and practices principally in commercial litigation, local government law and property law.
In his litigation practice he has appeared in most state and federal courts and tribunals including the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the District Court of Western Australia, the Magistrates Court of Western Australia, the State Administrative Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the former Building Disputes Tribunal. He has also chaired a tribunal hearing of the Western Australian Ice Hockey Association.
Tim has a special interest in complex property and leasing disputes and fraud. He successfully represented Roger Mildenhall in Australia’s first overseas perpetrated property fraud and is presently acting for a second claimant.
Other highlights of his career include:
- Appearing as counsel in the District Court of Western Australia on behalf of a local government in response to an appeal relating to the local governments statutory powers to impose waste receptacle charges – Mowday v Shire of Merredin  WADC 59
- Making representations for ministerial intervention against a decision by the Migration Review Tribunal.
- Defending claims at the Equal Opportunity Commission for a racial discrimination claim.
- Negotiating the terms of an agreement for a substantial music festival in Western Australia.
Professional and Academic Qualifications
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus
- Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.