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Whether you’re thinking of expanding your business to Australia or relocating, you’ll need specialist legal advice to navigate a new country.

Our Australian practice helps clients invest in Australia, enabling British and American businesses to understand the country’s foreign investment rules, run their companies and register in different states as needed.

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Key contact

Claire Holford

I’m qualified in both the UK and Australia, and with over 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation, I act for companies and individuals in both regions, advising on professional negligence matters, company issues and complex contractual disputes. I never let my clients chase me, so I’ll always keep you updated on your case.

A steady hand in unfamiliar territory

The opportunities for UK businesses in Australia are many and varied; we help importers and exporters take full advantage of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries, advise on emerging crypto and tech transactions and opportunities, and business opportunities under free trade agreement provision.

In addition, we also advise companies wishing to take advantage of the AUKUS agreement.

Who we work with

Our experienced dual-qualified lawyers have worked with a range of businesses and individuals, from those trading across Australasia and the EU to individuals with estates and estates in the UK and Australia. We’ve also worked with businesses at the forefront of cyber, assisting in areas such as NFTs and cryptoassets.

If you’re planning a future in Australia, we assist individuals with getting the right matrimonial advice when it comes to divorce, financial arrangements and child arrangements in both jurisdictions. Likewise, we help individuals with estate planning across the UK and Australia.


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Hear what our clients say about us

HCR has become our go-to law firm for TV and media work. We recently needed a production arrangement with a multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate. We had issues across the UK and EU; the arrangements are complicated but Nicolas Groffman and Raj Pahuja found ways to simplify the process and then isolate key issues for negotiation. Their technical knowledge and diligence enabled them to discuss practical issues with the television production teams on equal terms, which speeded up the project. They are brilliant.


Go-to law firm for TV and media work

The relationship with us goes back a long way, and the service HCR provides in the more ‘traditional’ areas such as employment and education remains first-rate. But what has been especially pleasing is the way that, as our ambitions and vision have broadened, so too has HCR’s ability to support us on our journey. Of course I’m thinking in particular about our international plans and discussions – it’s no exaggeration to say that we couldn’t have come as far as we have without your tremendous support, expertise and sage advice. Thanks.


Client An Independent School

Navigating the complexities of B2B relationships requires a lawyer who truly understands the intricacies involved. That’s exactly what I found in Nicolas Groffman. His exceptional skills in contract drafting, negotiation, and cross-border legal advice surpassed my expectations. With meticulous attention to detail and effective communication, he’s the go-to lawyer for any business seeking expert legal advice.


Jamie Kelly, Founder YTherapy

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