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Melbourne’s Leading Corporate Lawyers

As one of the longest continually operating law firms in Melbourne, Victoria, for over 150 years, we have built a reputation of providing exceptional professional service based on a personalised, client-focused and efficient approach. 

As a full-service firm, our expert team of business and commercial lawyers are ready to act on your behalf on any aspect of business or commercial law.

Our Expertise

Businesses have a lot of moving parts. We understand that, in business, you need practical, quick and cost-effective advice, guidance and solutions tailored to fit your circumstances and objectives.

We believe we can give you the best value by gaining a deep understanding of your business including your objectives and challenges. Our expert team can guide your business to the most efficient and beneficial solution.


Corporate and Business

  • Business structuring and succession – including companies, trusts, partnerships and many shapes of co-investment,
  • Sales and acquisitions of businesses (shares or assets), including transaction due diligence and risk advice,
  • Business services agreements including advising on and documenting day to day legal arrangements,
  • Governance and corporate management advice including guidance for directors and business operators, corporate governance hygiene, shareholder and board meeting procedures, share and capital restructures and voting
  • Shareholder interests and disputes,
  • Corporate transactions and restructures including share issues and buybacks, capital raisings or reductions, rights issues and similar transactions,
  • Shareholders and joint venture arrangements,
  • Advice to trustees and beneficiaries,
  • Capital and finance advice including debt and securities,
  • Tax advice, and
  • Intellectual property rights and protection.

Commercial Property and Development

  • Due diligence investigations, acquisitions and sales of commercial properties and development sites,
  • Advice on retail and commercial leasing,
  • Advice under the building act 2003 (VIC),
  • Property joint ventures, and
  • Sport and licensing agreements.

Our Corporate and Business Services

Companies, Directors & Shareholders


Business Co-ownership – Partnerships, Joint Ventures

Business Sales & Acquisitions


Loans & Finance

Why Choose
Nevett Ford 

Over 150 Years Of Experience

Our team is backed by decades of experience and in a wide range of service areas.


Personalised, Tailored Service

Our lawyers will accommodate to your needs, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach.


We Speak Your Language

We are able to provide written and oral advice in multiple languages of Mandarin, Malay or Cantonese.


Fast Responses

We understand the urgency of your business enquiries. We maximise efficiency and minimise delays by communicating with our clients on their terms and in a manner that suits them.

Initial Fixed Cost Consultations

Our team is dedicated to providing transparent, streamlined and affordable advice.

Nevett Ford Is A Member Of The Following:

Meet our corporate team 

Peter Lumb

Position: Associate Director

Practice Area: Commercial Law, Wills and Estate Planning and Probate Law

Education and Qualifications: LLB, University of Melbourne

Area of Expertise: Commercial and Corporate Law, Property Law, Wills and estate planning

Professional Memberships: Law Institute of Victoria, Law Australasia

Andrew Lumb

Position: Special Counsel

Practice Area: Commercial and Property Law, Wills and Estates and Probate Law

Education and Qualifications: LLB, University of Melbourne, BA, University of Melbourne

Area of Expertise: Property Law, Commercial Law and Corporate Law.

Professional Memberships: Law Institute of Victoria, Member of the Construction Material Processors Association.
Andrew is a senior member of the Commercial Law practice group.

Stuart Wilson

Position: Senior Lawyer

Practice Area: Commercial and Property Law

Education & Qualifications: Master of Laws (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Arts (University of Queensland) and Graduate Certificate in Project Management (University of South Australia).

Nathan Xu

Position: Senior Lawyer

Practice Area: Property & Commercial Law

Education & Qualifications: LLB, University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Information Systems, University of Tasmania, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Tasmania, Graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon

Professional Memberships: Australian Defence Force


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