CS Legal Commercial Lawyers

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 Narinder Jessy has not seen or done in his 25 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.

Litigation

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

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.

Leasing

This is another area of law we excel and take great pride in. Narinder 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 Narinder’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.

Contact us

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Our Commercial Law Team

Narinder Jessy

Director

Email: njessy@cslegal.com.au
Call on (08) 9476 4499

Narinder Jessy

Director

A director of CS Legal, Narinder joined the firm in 2002. Sharing responsibility for the day to day operations with managing director Richard Wensley, Narinder also oversees the Commercial and Family divisions.

For the first ten years of his legal career, Narinder practiced mainly in insurance and commercial litigation. He also represented clients in personal injury law, family law and employment law matters. He has appeared in the various courts of Singapore and Western Australia on assessments of damages, mediations, bankruptcy matters and employment law disputes.

Since joining CS Legal, Narinder’s work has focused on non-litigious property and commercial work. He has advised and prepared documentation for high value property and commercial transactions including freehold and strata property subdivisions and developments, leasing and licensing, partnerships and joint ventures, commercial and private lending arrangements and securities.

Narinder’s approach to his legal work is grounded on common sense and commercially practical outcomes for his clients. His extensive experience, vast knowledge of WA commercial and property law and no nonsense attitude, ensures he deals with all matters diligently and efficiently to achieve the best results for his clients.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours, Leicester University UK
  • Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn, UK
  • Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore
  • Graduate Diploma in Management, UWA
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia

Timothy Kennedy

Legal Practitioner Director

Email: tkennedy@cslegal.com.au
Call on (08) 9476 4499

Timothy Kennedy

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 [2013] 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.

 

Jason O’Meara

Senior Associate

Email: jomeara@cslegal.com.au
Call on (08) 9476 4499

Jason O’Meara

Senior Associate

Jason is the manager of the debt recovery services team at CS Legal. He works closely with the directors of the firm in litigation matters and debt recovery proceedings.

Alexandra Johns-Putra

Lawyer

Email: ajohnsputra@cslegal.com.au
Call on (08) 9476 4499

Alexandra Johns-Putra

Lawyer

Alexandra joined CS Legal in August 2015 and is primarily involved in commercial litigation, leasing and debt recovery.

Michelle O’Reilly

Paralegal

Email: moreilly@cslegal.com.au
Call on (08) 9476 4499

Michelle O’Reilly

Paralegal

Michelle has been with CS Legal since October 2011 and is the point of contact for services in business sales and acquisitions. She also assists with leasing work.

Stephanie Reeves

Paralegal

Email: sreeves@cslegal.com.au
Call on (08) 9476 4499

Stephanie Reeves

Paralegal

Since joining the practice in April 2013, Stephanie has worked in various areas including business settlements, administration and debt recovery. Her work now focuses primarily on commercial services.

Elma Green

Paralegal

Email: egreen@cslegal.com.au
Call on (08) 9476 4499

Elma Green

Paralegal

Elma has been with CS Legal for more than 12 years and since 2008 has predominantly assisted in leasing matters. She also handles private mortgages including residential and commercial loans.

 

Why Choose CS Legal?

We have settled over 60,000 properties in Perth and throughout WA, our experience speaks for itself. We can help you navigate the buying and selling process and will ensure your interests are protected. Our lawyers are on hand to provide you with legal advice on complex matters or when things do not go to according to plan.

We have the experience, knowledge, and skills to handle all property and conveyancing transactions and pride ourselves on the high quality of our work and service combined with our low fees – it’s the CS Legal advantage.

 

Our Office Locations

Perth

Level 1, 321 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000

Postal Address
PO Box 7489
Cloisters Square PO, WA 6850
DX 94 Perth
Ph: 08 9476 4499
Fax: 08 9325 4174

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Joondalup

Unit 8, 80 Grand Boulevard
Joondalup WA 6027

Postal Address
PO Box 741
Joondalup DC WA 6919
DX 36 Joondalup
Ph: 08 9301 4422
Fax: 08 9301 1000

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Bunbury

10A Ommanney Street
Bunbury WA 6230

Postal Address
PO Box 1599
Bunbury WA 6231
DX 60403 Bunbury
Ph: 08 9721 2022
Fax: 08 9792 5059

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Buyers $770*

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