We have considerable experience in acting for financial planners and their clients. Our background also extends to acting for a national member association of financial planners of a prominent wealth management group.

Our experience in the financial planning industry means that we are well placed to assist with:

  • Sale of financial planning businesses
  • Purchase of financial planning businesses
  • Sale or purchases of books of clients
  •  Applying for an Australian Financial Services Licence
  • Compliance with Future of Financial Advice requirements
  • Preparation or review of Authorised Representative Agreements
  • Dealing with ASIC investigations or applications to ban an individual from the financial services industry
  • Handling of complaints to the Financial Services Ombudsman
  • Preparation of shareholders agreements
  • Advice on shareholders disputes
  • Incentivisation arrangements for staff
  • Review of premises leases for financial planning practices
  • Preparation of Wills for clients of a financial planner
  • Preparation of Powers of Attorney (Enduring Financial and also Medical) for clients of a financial planner
  • Establishment of instalment warrant arrangements for clients of a financial planner
  • Asset protection, in respect of both business assets and the personal assets of the proprietor of the financial planning practice.

If you require any advice or assistance in any of the above please contact Anthony Pointon or Michael Bishop