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Stephens Lawyers and Consultants was founded in 1983 by Julian Stephens as a specialist commercial legal practice, emphasising expertise in intellectual property, competition and consumer law, technology, franchising and international trade law.

Stephens Lawyers has built a practice that enjoys a reputation for the high standard of its specialised, quality service. This has flourished through an ongoing commitment to understanding client needs from a practical and commercial as well as a legal perspective. Genuine involvement in our clients' business ensures pragmatic and innovative advice across the full range of services. Structured so that every client has direct access to a partner, this framework provides the capacity to meet the demands and complexities of today's commercial environment.

Focusing on particular industries, Stephens Lawyers represents leading local and international computer and telecommunications corporations, media organisations, biotech companies, franchisors, government bodies and instrumentalities, publishing houses, art galleries and a range of individuals, from artists and writers to inventors and technology developers.

Strategic planning and development of key business alliances are essential for successful entry into new markets. With extensive experience in the law and practice of international trade, our lawyers can play an important role in the planning process through the development and implementation of commercial legal strategies for exporting, importing, technology/know-how transfers and global marketing. The firm has an extensive overseas network enabling it to provide clients with up to date information and business contacts.

Stephens Lawyers is skilled in litigation and commercial business transactions, facilitating the identification and management of potential risks when negotiating and documenting transactions.

Extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of major submissions to government bodies and instrumentalities enables quick and cost effective execution of similar tasks.

In the area of asset protection, our background enables us to undertake intellectual property audits and develop and implement management and protection strategies.

We also undertake trade practice compliance programs, alerting companies to problem areas and making recommendations for implementation of appropriate mechanisms to avoid potential legal problems.

Our multi-skilled lawyer approach enables Stephens Lawyers and Consultants to provide a personalised, competitive service. This has proven to be highly beneficial for clients who require independent, specialised, quality legal services from the one source.

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