Legal services for business.

Uncomplicated, relevant, expert advice.

We add value.

For too long legal and business advisors have been reactive and failed to demonstrate value to clients. Our mission is to empower your business and add value in every engagement.

We are the experts in Retail, Business Law and Mergers and Acquisitions – and we’re business people, too.

About Us

The trouble with law,
is lawyers.

~ Clarence Darrow

The experts.

Nick

Nick is a key advisor to a range of Australian and International businesses.

Nick is a key advisor to a range of Australian and International businesses.

He has assisted hundreds of business owners seeking investment, divestment or acquisition with a transaction history totalling $500m+.

Nick is an expert in advising on Shareholder and Partnership Arrangements and all other commercial contracts.

He brings a contemporary competitive approach to business and legal services. In his downtime, Nick likes breathing the fresh air in Tassie, Crossfit and travelling the globe.

Olivia

Olivia advises Australia’s largest retailers, franchised networks and is a renowned expert in Retail and Branding Law.

Olivia advises Australia’s largest retailers, franchised networks and is a renowned expert in Retail and Branding Law.

Olivia can assist all businesses with monetising and protecting their Intellectual Property, Marketing and Social Media Law, Competition and Consumer Law and general business law.

Olivia brings practical industry experience and combines it with common sense advice. In her downtime, Olivia likes running, baking and lazy beach days.

Joel

Joel comes from a commercial property investment background in New Zealand and has practiced the past 5 years in Australia with a focus on Property and Business Transactions and Disputes, Competition and Consumer Law and general commercial advisory.

Joel comes from a commercial property investment background in New Zealand and has practiced the past 5 years in Australia with a focus on Property and Business Transactions and Disputes, Competition and Consumer Law and general commercial advisory.

Joel has a passion for business and with his balanced commercial approach to legal services is a perfect fit to Hitch Advisory’s expert team. In his downtime Joel likes surfing, fishing and exploring the great outdoors.

Karla

Karla has extensive experience in all areas of commercial and business law, including sales of business and leasing.

Karla has extensive experience in all areas of commercial and business law, including sales of business and leasing.

She also comes from a dispute resolution and insolvency background which enables her to proactively identify issues her clients may face and avoid the cost of litigation. She has a strong commitment to clients, is approachable and delivers outcomes when she says she will.

Karla provides advice not just documents and her clients regularly comment that she has enabled them to easily understand complex matters.

In Karla’s current portfolio of clients are fashion designers, iconic retail brands, national freight and distribution businesses and many more.

Outside of work, Karla enjoys the beach, fitness, spending time with her family and her sausage dog ‘Sizzle’.

We work with industry leaders.

Our clients agree.

Olivia is commercial, approachable and an absolute expert in retail and franchising law. I would highly recommend Olivia to anyone in business

Jordan SmithChief Operating Officer Anytime Fitness

Olivia's legal advice makes a refreshing change from the norm. An excellent communicator and trusted advisor. Highly regarded.

Prue CliffordHead Of Retail At Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton Australia

I can always rely upon Olivia to give clear, concise and practical legal advice without delay. Olivia's knowledge base and skill makes her advice invaluable

Rachel Duffy-PackerHead Of Concession Brands, David Jones

Nick has given us approachable and concise advice about the general legal health of our business, we now have a vision of what the practical next steps are for us. He understands the needs of start-ups, which enables us to strike the right balance between risk-mitigation and growth. He is fully transparent about his fees, meaning we can engage his services as cash-flow permits.

Griffin Blumer Director Poor Tom’s Gin

Nick brings a refreshing approach to legal advice, partnering with us on our journey as a company and taking a keen interest in our business as a whole. At Shootsta we view Nick as more of an in house member of our team rather than an external entity.

Mike Pritchett CEO Shootsta

U Brand Cosmetics has experienced the highest level of professional support and dedication towards our business, with outcomes that have been to our greatest advantage.

Leanne GaleaDirector UBrand Cosmetics

I found dealing with Nick refreshing and straightforward. A unique blend of legal expertise with commercial acumen.

Victor GuggerDirector Valleyarm

In my dealings with Nick I have found him to be professional outcome focused and straight forward to deal with. One of the better things I enjoyed about working with him is his ability to look down the line and forecast where he can assist our company's growth into the future.

Ryan SpaccaventoDirector Coffee on Cue

Nick is one of those rare finds in business. I've been at this game for a long time and its not that often that you come across someone with the depth of knowledge and experience that he has in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law especially in the small business space that I operate in. Its a pleasure working alongside a client focused Lawyer that gets this space so well. Nick is able to make the complex simple and the simple compelling.

Si Harris Business Adviser

Nick alleviated all our concerns for working in a partnership and helped us develop a strong framework for us to feel confident and secure about our venture. Dealing with Nick was seamless and easy which is the opposite of any other firm I’ve ever worked with before.

Lena Barridge Henrie Stride Management

I could not be more complimentary of Nick, Olivia and the team at Hitch Advisory. It is an absolute pleasure to get legal advice in a calm and non intimidating manner. Nothing is a problem and there is always a practical solution. Phone calls and questions are answered quickly and the team is always happy to help with skills across a broad range of areas. Thank you Nick, Olivia and Team. Your advise has been a huge benefit to our business- efficient in all ways. With Hitch I no longer get the feeling that I am getting charged for advice that I did not ask for.

Andrew GoldsmithManaging Director, Boathouse Group

Quite simply the best boutique law firm in Sydney. Pleasure to work with, responsive in nature and no exercise too big or small. Nick, Olivia and their team show a true appreciation for a clients needs, and are not at all about making sure the 'clock keeps running' - results oriented and commercial, exactly what you we and our clients need on an ongoing basis from their counsel.

Sameer KassamPartner - Charternet

We have been using Hitch Advisory for a number of years now and are really happy with the advice and support we have received. The broad scope of knowledge within the team means we have been able to use Hitch Advisory for all of our legal requirements and the many questions we have. Would definitely recommend!

Zane McIntyreCEO, Commission Factory

Nick was recommended to us by a client of ours. We were looking to reorganise the basic structure of our business from shareholders agreements that form the basic commercial structure of our business to employment contracts that have helped facilitate some of our keys hires recently. Nick present very professionally and communicated very clearly and effectively on all matters. We are more than happy with the corporate advice and services Nick has provided us to date and would have no hesitation in recommending Nick and his group to anyone seeking corporate legal services and advice.

Patrick CodyDirector, Prism

Nick, Olivia and the team at Hitch Advisory have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Their ongoing support to our organisation has far exceeded our expectations. From setting up hire contracts to trademarking our company and everything in between. It is great peace of mind knowing that they are only a phone call away to support our organisation.

Daniel ByersmaCEO, Damoli