Stoddart Legal is a leading boutique law firm providing high quality legal services to clients across Australia.

We provide specialist expertise and tailored legal advice to individuals and companies in the healthcare, commercial, retail, property and small business sectors.

Our directors Steven Stoddart and Sarah Stoddart have almost 50 years of combined legal experience. Our experience and extensive industry knowledge means that our clients are in safe hands.

Healthcare Law

We know healthcare. Our experience is extensive and wide ranging.

Commercial Law

We are on the business journey with our clients from start to finish.

Property Law

We help to reduce the stress and uncertainty of property law matters.

Employment Law

We provide employment law services to all stages of the employment relationship.


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When to tell your staff you’ve sold

A sale of business results in all employees being terminated by the seller with effect from close of business on the day before the settlement date. All employees must be given prior notice of termination and either required to work out the notice period or paid in lieu of notice.

What actually happens on settlement day?

Clients often ask us whether they are need to attend settlement and what actually happens on settlement day.  Below is a snapshot of how a settlement unfolds.   Location Irrespective of whether the settlement is the sale or purchase of a business or property, the...