Less law firm, more legal navigator,
Aventus has been helping businesses with the full range of commercial legal services for over 12 years. Our success reflects our unique approach to service delivery and the relationship of trust we build with our clients. If you are looking for a new legal advisor, or have never used a lawyer before, you have come to the right place.
Our lawyers have worked for some of the most prestigious law firms in the world, and as in-house counsels to a number of Australia’s largest corporations. We bring that experience and expertise to every client and every matter, but distinguish ourselves from other law firms by delivering our advice in a usable, practical and cost effective manner. Our approach has seen Aventus entrusted with the legal affairs of some of Australia’s best known companies and franchise groups. We are privileged to be in the position we are in, and no matter how big or small your organisation is, or at what stage of the business cycle you are at, we would love to expand our client network by having you on board.
Brent Marks – Director, Aventus
At Aventus, we want to partner with you to keep you clear of legal issues and add value to your business. We take the time to get to know your business so that any legal guidance we provide is done so in the context of your broader business objectives.
Unlike the standard revenue model of traditional law firms, we don’t charge for every minute we spend with you and we certainly don’t charge for every phone call or email. We prefer to encourage interaction so we can ensure your business is operating in the most legally compliant and efficient way possible.
Our job is firstly to help prevent legal problems, but if they do occur, our job is to help you out of them. The law is complicated enough – Aventus is here to make dealing with it, simple.
Some Kind Words
"ZEN Energy have been using Aventus for almost 10 years and they have been instrumental in establishing our franchise network. From documentation preparation to the ongoing management of our franchisee and licensee networks, Aventus has been there all the way. Aventus are always readily contactable and practical in the guidance they provide. We highly recommend Aventus for all your commercial and franchise matters."ZEN Energy Systems
"Green Homes Australia have been using Aventus for its franchise matters from the very beginning, through to our recent expansion into New Zealand. Brent has an exceptional grasp of franchise law and has been a great source of guidance throughout our franchise journey. Aventus have become a key consultant and advisor in our management structure as we plan business growth. We contact Brent regularly to discuss a variety of matters and he always provides practical and readily implementable legal and general business advice. Aventus’ fee proposition is unique in the industry and we are never afraid to contact Aventus regardless of the issue or question. Aventus are our guardian angels."Green Homes Australia
"Aventus has been the ‘go-to’ law firm for all REISA’s legal matters for over 10 years. Aventus has particular expertise in the real estate industry, and we have used them for everything from standard business advice, to the preparation of REISA’s suite of standard form real estate contracts. As a testament to Aventus’ skill and experience in the real estate space, REISA regularly engage Aventus for the development and delivery of both accredited nationally recognised training and professional development training to the real estate sector. Brent and the Aventus team are renowned in the industry for delivering pragmatic advice that focuses on practical solutions rather than burying you in costly legal theory lessons. Aventus are first class operators."The Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA)
Our overarching attitude of fostering mutually beneficial relationships with our clients permeates everything we do. In fact, it’s what makes us so different from the ‘typical’ law firm.
At Aventus we adopt a ‘whole of business’ approach. While we do undertake individual matters on occasion, we find that doing so in the absence of a broader understanding of our client’s business and business objectives can sometimes lead to a compromised outcome.
We also like to operate on a ‘by project’ basis where we provide fixed fee quotes for specified outcomes. This works best both for us and for your business as it provides a transparent and defined scope of works, and eliminates the risk of an alarming cost blowout and the dreaded bill shock.
No one wants to waste valuable time that could be better utilised on more important tasks. At Aventus, we will always provide you with practical and easy to implement advice, rather than pages of legal jargon.
Often it only takes a simple phone call or email to us to answer your question on the spot. If it is a legal issue, we will provide you with the advice you require (often, on the spot). Similarly, if it doesn’t require any legal advice, we will tell you that too! This is just another way in which we deliver genuine value for our clients, while sparing them the pain of navigating the legal maze alone.
The biggest frustration for businesses wishing to engage a lawyer has been the fear of the dreaded six-minute unit, and the potential for uncontrollable cost blowouts.
At Aventus, we take the approach that prevention is better than a cure. We encourage our clients to interact with us regularly to update us with developments in their business, or to simply ask that niggling question that has been at the back of their minds. For this kind of interaction, we simply do not charge. When a matter does require further work, we will tell you whether or not a fee will be involved, and exactly what that fee will be. Honesty and full transparency are our promise to you.
We also offer our franchisor clients a unique fee arrangement where they rarely have to pay any legal fees for most routine matters. We find it’s the most efficient way to service our franchise clients’ legal needs and it’s why our franchisors choose to stay with Aventus for the long haul.
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"Shaw Family Vinters and Ballast Stone Estate Wines have been using Aventus since they opened their doors in 2005 and we have never been disappointed in the services they have provided us. As a former in-house lawyer to Australia’s biggest wine company, Brent has a unique and comprehensive knowledge of our industry and the challenges it faces. Brent can easily apply that experience to our everyday matters and has assisted us greatly to maintain and enhance our operations both locally and in overseas markets."Shaw Family Vintners – Ballast Stone Estate Wines
"Brent and the Aventus team originally set up the Ready Steady Go Kids franchise system for the company we bought the system from, and since the acquisition we have continued to use Aventus for all our franchise matters. Brent and Aventus have been approachable and practical in all their advice, and we have expanded rapidly with their assistance and guidance. We are now using them to expand internationally into India, the UK and Singapore. I highly recommend Aventus for anyone considering starting a franchise, or already have a franchise system and are looking for a great lawyer."Ready Steady Go Kids
"As a not for profit community organisation it is important we get the best and most cost effective advice possible. Aventus has assisted us greatly in our charity operations, regularly on a pro-bono basis. We have used Aventus for our corporate work and project work, along with our regular liaison and contracting with Government. Aventus are always been a tremendous supporter of our cause and of the charity sector generally."Cornerstone Housing Ltd – Teen Challenge SA
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