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Emil Ford Lawyers

  • Sydney CBD law firm

  • David Ford, Partner

  • Garry Pritchard, Partner

  • Fred Chilton, Partner

Corporate & Commercial Law

Fred Chilton heads our Commercial Law Team at Emil Ford Lawyers. Fred’s clients regard him as a senior adviser to their businesses and his reputation makes him a lawyer of choice for many overseas companies doing business in Australia. Fred has also worked extensively in the area of international trade.

If you are an entrepreneur establishing a business or buying or selling an existing business, Emil Ford Lawyers can assist you in:
- setting up your company,
- drafting a shareholders or sale agreement,
- creating standard documents for your business; and
- reviewing IT and other contracts.

Property Law

Emil Ford Lawyers' Property Law Specialist, Garry Pritchard, heads our Property Team and has many years experience in assisting clients with sales, purchases, leases, mortgages and development.

At Emil Ford Lawyers, we have particular expertise as retirement village lawyers dealing with retirement village contracts.

Also, Emil Ford Lawyers advise on legal issues relating to shopping centres.

Education and Schools

The Education Law specialist at Emil Ford Lawyers is David Ford, who heads our Education Team. David has assisted preschools, schools, tertiary education institutions and residential colleges for over 25 years.

The Education Team produces a free newsletter each school term called "Education Law Notes" as well as many other education law papers and resources which are freely available on our website.

Your personal legal matters

Wills & Estate Planning
Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardians

Emil Ford Lawyers can assist you in preparing these important documents. We prepare simple and complex wills and testamentary trusts. We help with the administration of estates and estate disputes.


Our Adoption Team has experience in dealing with adoptions within many varied family situations including step parent adoption and interfamily adoptions.


We help older clients with legal issues of all kinds. We are retirement village lawyers who assist Retirement Villages and their residents with all aspects of village life.

Churches and Charities

Here at Emil Ford Lawyers we understand the particular needs of churches and the laws under which they operate.

Emil Ford Lawyers assist charitable and non-profit organisations such as charities, clubs, societies and associations with a range of legal issues.

Courts/Litigation & Employment Law

Courts & Litigation:

We have litigation lawyers who can operate in most courts. We can also assist with mediation to help keep you out of court. We have acted for clients in the following types of matters:
* Building contracts and disputes
* Commercial disputes
* Debt recovery
* Deceased estate disputes
* Discrimination complaints
* Employment disputes
* Local Government appeals
* Taxation disputes
* Tenancy disputes
* Trade Practices disputes
* Trust matters
* Wills disputes

Employment Law:

At Emil Ford Lawyers, our Employment Lawyers can help you with everything from entering into the employment relationship to ending it.

We advise on unfair dismissals, unlawful termination of employment, large and small scale, redundancies, discrimination claims, award interpretation and breach of employment and industrial legislation.

Our employment lawyers can prepare employment contracts for your business.

We are often asked to investigate allegations against employees in relation to matters such as bullying, harassment and assault.

Emil Ford Lawyers

Suite 4, Level 5, 580 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9267 9800
Fax: 02 9283 2553


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Areas of Law

  • Commercial
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Wills & Estates
  • Administrative Law
  • Advertising/Mkting
  • Aged Care
  • Body Corp/Strata
  • Building & Construction
  • Building Contracts
  • Business Law
  • Business Succession
  • Child Protection
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Clubs & Associations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company Trusts
  • Competition/Trade Practices
  • Confidential Info/Trade Secrets
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction
  • Contract Law
  • Copyright
  • Coronial
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporations Act
  • Debt Recovery
  • Directors Duties
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Discrimination
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental
  • Equity Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Federal Court
  • Finance
  • Industrial Relations
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law-Private
  • International Law-Public
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Land & Environment
  • Land Acquisition/Compen
  • Land Development
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Leases
  • Licensing
  • Mediation
  • Mining
  • Mortgage & Securities
  • Not for Profit
  • Notary
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Patent Law
  • Planning Law
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Property Development
  • Property Settlements - Complex
  • Sports
  • Succession Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Timeshare
  • Torts
  • Trade Practices
  • Trademarks
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Trusts
  • Victims of Crime
  • Wills & Estates - Disputed
  • Workplace Law

Special Qualities

  • Accredited Specialist - Property Law

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