Cetrola Legal’s main practice areas are general commercial, encompassing:

  • Commercial contracts (drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising)
  • Mergers, acquisitions and commercial property
  • Commercial litigation
  • Leasing
  • Corporate (shareholder rights, directors duties, company meetings)
  • Finance
  • Employment law
  • Conveyancing
  • Business succession planning
  • Wills and estates
  • Testator’s family maintenance claims

We know we cannot be all things to all people – if a matter does not fit into one of our core practice areas, we will source or suggest the best legal, accounting and general commercial advice available from leaders in the field.

In this regard, extensive and efficient use is made of the independent bar. Barristers experienced in their respective fields are retained under Cetrola Legal’s supervisory control. As our practice has fewer overheads to sustain, your legal budget is channeled where it is is best spent, thereby maximising value.

In family, criminal and traffic practice areas we will refer you to experienced colleagues to manage your legal solutions.

A Transparent Approach Towards Fees

Cetrola Legal utilises real-time time recording for its fees and you can request a summary of fees accrued at any time during your matter. As our overheads are low, our hourly rates offer direct value against our CBD colleagues without compromising the experience of your lawyer.

Before any retainer is commenced, a disclosure statement will be sent to you setting out our scope and legal budget. For set-piece instructions, fixed price quotes or a costs cap can be provided. By sharing the risks with you, we aim to exact the most efficient resolution of your legal matter.

Out-of-pocket expenses are charged to you at the rate we are charged and receipts are available at any time. We will incur these as your agent.