The right place to start.

One of the things that sets Avenue Solutions apart from other firms is our initial consult, available from a fixed fee of $99. From 2020, these consults will be available at selected locations in Melbourne, our consulting room in Newstead, via telephone or Zoom (audio and/or visual via PC or mobile telephone).

Initial Consults

During an initial consult, we will listen to you to understand what you might need our assistance with. To the extent that we can do so, we will give you some preliminary advice during the meeting, and this will be followed up by an email which sets out the issues we have discussed with you, other relevant information, and the next steps/options. Initial consults are available for almost every legal issue, including:

  • starting a new business
  • business structures
  • employment law
  • business names and trade marks
  • trading terms and conditions
  • commercial agreements (e.g. shareholder agreements, sale agreements, settlement documents)
  • any other legal issue you are facing as a micro or small business

Do you provide free consults?

No, usually we do not.

Our initial consults are more than a typical 'free consult', which are often designed to identify the issue and advise how much it will cost for the lawyer to assist. Whilst there is nothing wrong with these kinds of consults, our initial consults do involve us giving advice if we can (and if we cannot we will not charge). Initial consults usually go for about 1 hour but, as they are not timed, can be shorter or longer depending on your particular requirements.