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NFP Lawyers - Strength in experience.

Our work is varied, and so are our clients. No one NFP is the same and all exist in a heavily regulated environment. Whether we are advising on a complete project such as a merger or corporate restructure, setting up a new entity, writing employment contracts or helping with property sales and acquisitions our team draw on their deep understanding of what is most important to our clients.

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We empower our client's purpose.

With decades of experience and an outstanding team we advise clients throughout the NFP sector on:


NFP Projects






IP and Commercialisation


Social Enterprises


Charities and Philanthropic Entities






Corporate Restructuring

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"We have obtained legal advice from NFP Lawyers for a number of years now and have always found Dr Joanne Redburn to be very responsive and extremely thorough in the advice she provides. This gives us the confidence that we need to make decisions in relation to policy and strategy, knowing that we are compliant with regulatory requirements."

Clive Miller |
CEO,  Support Act

Successfully navigating complex regulation.

It’s hard enough ensuring the success of a project, let alone jumping the regulatory barriers that are routinely in place. Our job is to help our clients navigate complex regulation to successfully execute on their projects and purpose.

Some examples of our recent matters include:


Advising a cooperative research centre on its corporate and governance structure, which included drafting the company constitution and establishment documents.  Also, advising on Commonwealth funding agreements, trust arrangements, project agreements, student scholarship agreements and intellectual property arrangements.


Providing advice to a not for profit disability service provider on governance as well as updating the association’s constitution.


Providing advice to a not for profit mining association on transitioning from an association to a company limited by guarantee as well as advising on risk management.


Providing advice to an unincorporated joint venture on the options for the corporate governance and structure as well as drafting the company constitution, network rules, project agreements, and intellectual property arrangements.


Advising not for profit national peak bodies on restructuring which included advice on corporate structure and governance. This also included drafting a new national peak body company constitution as a public benevolent institution and advising on due diligence issues.


Establishing a social enterprise that assists disabled person with respite care.

To discuss your project or legal needs please get in touch.