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Childcare

Uncomplicated, Expert Advice.

Hitch Advisory are industry experts in the area of Childcare legal compliance and acquisitions as well as the sale and acquisition of childcare portfolios.

Childcare

Childcare

Australia’s Leading Childcare Law Firm

Hitch Advisory are proud to be trusted advisors to national childcare operators and are widely regarded as experts in childcare legal compliance and acquisitions. Having handled some of Australia’s largest portfolio disposals.

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  • Nick Hitchens

    Nick Hitchens

    Principal

    Nick Hitchens

    Principals

    Nick Hitchens

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Nick Hitchens is the Founder and Managing Principal of Hitch Advisory.

    He is an expert in business structuring, mergers and  acquisitions and employee equity solutions.

    Nick founded Hitch Advisory to ensure legal advice is proactive, practical and precise. He believes that lawyers should facilitate and add value to personal and business relationships.

    Nick is now responsible for growing and managing the Hitch Advisory team.

    He makes time to ensure that client relationships are maintained and clients are achieving their goals with the assistance of the Hitch team.

    In his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with his two daughters, travelling, running, Muay Thai and anything ocean related.

  • Paul Henry

    Paul Henry

    Principal

    Paul Henry

    Principals

    Paul Henry

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Paul Henry leads the Hitch Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions team.  He has circa 15 years’ of corporate and commercial experience advising clients across a variety of industries and deal sizes.  His transaction highlights include acting for Kids Club in the sale of 18 of its childcare centres to Affinity Education Group, acting for the founders of BodyScience on their sale to Humble Group, and for Link in the acquisition of PEXA by a consortium comprising Link, CBA and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure.  

     Paul also has an Executive MBA (AGSM) and experience working in-house (Qantas and Metcash) so he prides himself on understanding each business he works with to ensure that advice is both legally sound and commercially pragmatic. 

    Away from work, Paul can usually be found playing soccer or running around with his kids.

  • Lazar Krstic

    Lazar Krstic

    Principal

    Lazar Krstic

    Principals

    Lazar Krstic

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Lazar Krstic is a Principal in our Corporate and Commercial Law team. Lazar advises and acts on a range of matters, with a keen focus on mergers and acquisitions, childcare and retail law.

     Lazar also leads the Hitch Advisory Employment Law team and advises and acts on behalf of our clients on contentious and non-contentions matters in that area.

     In his downtime, you will find Lazar training Muay Thai, waking up in the wee hours to watch his beloved Chelsea FC or travelling the world.

  • Hayley Hewitt

    Hayley Hewitt

    Special Counsel

    Hayley Hewitt

    Principals

    Hayley Hewitt

    Special Counsel

    BIOGRAPHY

    Hayley Hewitt leads the Hitch Advisory Property team.   She acts for a diverse client base in a range of industries, including advising Australia’s largest travel retailers, childcare operators, and property developers.

    Hayley has extensive experience advising clients in a range of commercial transactions and is an expert in property related transactions including the sale and purchase of both residential and commercial properties, development projects, and commercial and retail leasing.

    Hayley prides herself on being practical, down-to-earth, and detail-oriented. She is committed to developing and maintaining strong relationships with her clients to understand and achieve their legal needs.

    Outside of work, Hayley enjoys relaxing at the beach, socialising, and spending time with her young family.

  • Benjamin Tran

    Benjamin Tran

    Senior Associate

    Benjamin Tran

    Principals

    Benjamin Tran

    Senior Associate

    BIOGRAPHY

    Benjamin Tran acts for an extensive range of individuals and corporations across different industries, with a particular focus on childcare.

    In addition to general commercial law, Benjamin is particularly skilled in facilitating complex commercial and property transactions and takes a pragmatic approach when managing client needs.

    In his spare time, Benjamin enjoys traversing around Australia and the rest of the world in search of excellent restaurants and bars and is particularly fond of Japan.

  • Nikola Radovic

    Nikola Radovic

    Associate

    Nikola Radovic

    Principals

    Nikola Radovic

    Associate

    BIOGRAPHY

    Nikola is an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial team, offering a general and comprehensive skill set spanning across mergers & acquisitions, commercial disputes, intellectual property, employment law, and general contractual matters.

    Nikola boasts a versatile and comprehensive skill set that encompasses various facets of legal practice. His expertise extends across mergers and acquisitions, where he navigates the complexities of corporate transactions with precision and acumen.

    Nikola brings together a range of skills to navigate various legal challenges. Whether it’s working on mergers and acquisitions, resolving commercial disputes, protecting intellectual property, managing employment disputes and issues, or handling general contracts, Nikola strives to provide comprehensive solutions. Nikola aims to provide clients with practical and well-rounded legal support in the diverse aspects of their business dealings.

    Beyond the confines of the office, Nikola finds solace in activities such as weightlifting, boxing, and strumming a few tunes on the guitar.

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