Give your team a broad and practical understanding of key commercial law concepts with Etienne Lawyers training. Reduce risk to your business. Save money on legal issues and the use of lawyers. Ensure adoption of the most effective solutions to your legal requirements. Learn to work more effectively with your lawyers. Learn to succeed in the minefield of commercial law. Clients learning about buying property at a seminar presented by Steven Brown

Do you understand the legal mumbo jumbo your lawyer talks? Do you know your rights and responsibilities? If not get some training.

Call Etienne Lawyers NOW on 1800 882 032 to talk to one of our friendly and helpful staff about our training seminars and workshops.

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

Leonard di Vinci

Etienne Lawyers provides expert practical training in all aspects of commercial law. We want you to understand the deals you enter into. Many of our people have lectured at universities and for professional bodies. Etienne Lawyers can tailor make any form of legal training. Existing programs include:

Business Issues

  • Business Structures
  • Due Diligence in the Aquisition of Businesses
  • Tips, Traps, and Tactics in Buying a Business
  • Sale of Business from Insolvency Practitioners
  • Restraint of Trade in the Sale of Business
  • Warranties, Representation & Indemnities of Buying a Business
  • Business Basics
  • Franchising – A Business Model

Trade Practices

  • Restrictive Trade Practices for Busy Executives
  • Why Councils Require a Trade Practices Compliance Program
  • National Competition Policy: Impact on Local Government
  • Managing a Trade Practices Compliance Audit
  • Product Liability and Public Liability
  • Penalties and Compliance Under the Competition and Consumer Act
  • Unfair Contracts and Small Business

Corporations Law

  • Director’s Duties
  • How to Write Legally Appropriate Communications
  • Conducting Effective Meetings
  • Recording Minutes
  • Legal Structure for Directors
  • Councillors and Officers Roles and Meeting Procedure
  • Directors and Officers – The Regulatory Environment

Employment Law

  • Hiring and Firing Staff
  • Sexual Discrimination – Who Me?
  • Employing: All you need to know about contracts, your obligations as a company, as an employer, as a sole trader
  • Employment aspects of an Insolvency
  • Hiring Right – Risky People Business
  • Legal Do’s and Don’ts with Staff
  • Dismissing Employees for Non Performance


  • Commission Agents and Marketing
  • Marketing and e-commerce
  • Getting the Message Right
  • Packaging and Labelling of Your Products
  • Trade Promotion Lotteries


  • E-Commerce in Your Workplace
  • Legal Guide to E-Commerce
  • Are You Liable for What Others Leave on Your Website
  • Legal Consequences of Social Media
  • Making Your Web Shop Legal

Intellectual Property

  • Know Your Intellectual Property
  • Confidential Information – How to Keep it So
  • IP Breaches in Off the Plan Contracts
  • Search Orders and Effective Co-Operation with State Authorities
  • How to Value a Trademark

Mortgages and Securities

  • Mortgages – An Overview
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Third Party Guarantees
  • Enforcing Guarantees and Securities
  • Secured Lending
  • Early Termination of Fixed Term Contracts


  • Which Trust do I Need? You Mean There is More Than One.
  • What is a Trust?
  • Trust Busting of Protected Assets
  • Protecting Assets: Transactions to Avoid


  • Risk and Expected Return in the Negotiation of Sales Contracts
  • Negotiation – Consider your best and worst position
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration – What’s the Difference?

Fund Raising

  • An Overview of Capital Raising by Debentures
  • Fund Raising Under the Corporations Law
  • Capital Markets and Fund Raising in Australia
  • Crowd Funding

Corporate Governance

  • Good Corporate Governance
  • Minimising Risks in Corporate Governance
  • Church Governance
  • Corporate Governance of Small and Medium Size Corporations

Work Health & Safety

  • Directors Responsibilities Under Work Health and Safety
  • Employees Working From Home
  • WH&S in the Workplace
  • Bullying in the Workplace

Misleading & Deceptive Conduct

  • Overview of Misleading and Deceptive Conduct Principles
  • Misleading and Deceptive Conduct and Real Estate Practices

Australian Consumer Laws

  • Complying with Competitiveness
  • Update on Australian Consumer Laws
  • Consumer Law: Unfair Contracts
  • Statutory Guarantees
  • Penalties for Breaches of ACL

Overview of the Law

  • Introduction to the Australian Legal System
  • The Difference Between Common Law and Equity
  • How Do Courts Work

Debt Recovery

  • Uses and Abuses of Statutory Demands
  • Smart Solutions for Bad Debts
  • Securing Payment
  • Understanding the Court Process
  • Bankruptcy

Promissory Estoppel

  • What is Promissory Estoppel
  • Uses and Abuses of Promissory Estoppel
  • Promissory Estoppel in the 21st Century


  • Spam Advertising – 10 Years On
  • Advertising and Digital Disruption
  • Branding and The Law
  • Character Merchandising
  • Advertising – Rules and Regulations


  • Conditions, Warranties, Indemnities, and Representations in Contracts
  • Drawing and Drafting Tight Contracts
  • Introduction to Standard Form Contract
  • Guarantees: Ins and Outs
  • Force Majeure Clauses
  • Earnout Clauses
  • Contract Considerations in Sale of Business
  • Unfair Contracts
  • Supply Arrangements; Isolating and assessing the areas of key Importance in Your Organisation


Don’t See What You Need or Want?

This list of training seminars is not exhaustive. Etienne Lawyers will customise the training your organisation needs.

Want your training held at your premises? We welcome the opportunity to visit you. Save time and money on travel and staff being out of the office. Have materials at hand that we can review during the training as the need arises. Perhaps you want training for your staff whilst at a retreat or organisation/industry conference, Etienne Lawyers can help you with that. Etienne Lawyers training is available worldwide.

Etienne Lawyers aim is to provide you with innovative and practical training. Training that is relevant to you, your staff and your organisation.

Etienne Lawyers want to help you achieve your goals. We do this by sharing our knowledge and helping you develop practical skills.

What Participants Say About Our Training

“Depth of Knowledge. Clear and Concise Delivery”

“Examples of court cases to illustrate how the theory played out in real life”

“Gained a better knowledge of legal side of “director situation:.

“Steve’s depth of experience and his level of sharing and making the topic relevant and live.”

“Steve’s approach to the task. Informative and interactive. Punchy.”

Here’s Steven Brown from Etienne Lawyers presenting a training seminar on Employment Law.

‘All you need to know about Hiring to Firing and Everything in between.’

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