Involvement in any business brings with it the potential for significant legal issues. These can range from business start-up, protection of the business’s goodwill to expansion of the business through acquisition, as well as a myriad of regulatory compliance issues applicable to particular industry sectors.

These matters may arise in the context of implementing a transaction or the resolution of a dispute. Often they call for expert contract writing skills.

If you own and operate your own business or are involved in the management of a listed public company, special considerations apply to the legal services that are required of you.

Bamford Lawyers is a broadly based corporate and commercial practice which extends to litigation of commercial disputes. We provide a wide range of legal advice and support to businesses and high wealth individuals.
John Bamford has 36 years legal experience and has practised in New Zealand (1977 to 1983) and Australia (1984 to present). John has been admitted to practice in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand
John has provided legal services to participants in a variety of industry sectors including: banking, finance and leasing; corporate advisers and financial intermediaries; listed companies; private equity and management buy-out participants; computer and information industries; foreign investors; franchising; insurance companies and intermediaries; motor vehicle and transport; resources industry; technology based organisations; labour hire and recruitment.
John was a partner of Duggan Murphy & Bamford in New Zealand before moving to Australia and has been a partner of large Australian law firms (Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Gadens Lawyers and Hunt & Hunt). Whilst at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, John was involved in a number of management functions in the firm, including as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Business Law Division in Sydney.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you the prospect of providing our legal expertise. For a preliminary discussion please contact us on +612 8231 6555 or by email at

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