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Clubs & Hospitality

Registered clubs play an important role in society and we are proud of the work we do in providing practical, straight-forward advice.

Pigott Stinson has been providing legal services to the industry for over 95 years. Over the last 25 years, we have acted for hundreds registered clubs and for most of the major associations involved to the club industry.

Our Clubs & Hospitality Practice Group is the first and last stop for clubs wanting authoritative legal solutions from a team that understands their needs and regularly deals with the unique problems that clubs face.

Our Clubs & Hospitality Practice Group regularly provides practical solutions for issues including:

  • all matters related to club constitutions and the relationship between directors, management and members;
  • advising on the effect of the increasingly complex legislation that governs the industry, including the Registered Clubs Act and the Gaming Machines Act;
  • advising and representing clubs in complaints, inquiries and alleged breaches of the Registered Clubs Act before the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority and Code Authority;
  • all aspects of the law relating to gaming machines and liquor licencing;
  • advising in relation to meetings and the law and procedure of meetings and, when necessary, attending board meetings and general meetings to assist the chair and the board in the conduct of those meetings;
  • amalgamations and de-amalgamations of registered clubs. We have acted on more amalgamations of registered clubs than any other firm of lawyers in New South Wales. We have acted on a cross boarder (New South Wales and Victoria) amalgamation;
  • preparing and advising on catering contracts, cleaning contracts, security contracts and contracts for the provision of other services to clubs and members;
  • advising on anti-discrimination issues, including complaints made to the Anti-Discrimination Board and the Human Rights Commission and representing clubs in proceedings before tribunals having jurisdiction in those matters;
  • employment and industrial issues and representation before Fair Work Australia;
  • advising on obligations arising under privacy legislation, whistleblowers and the Australian Consumer Law;
  • representation and advice in relation to all legal claims against clubs and officers of clubs, general litigation and insurance matters.

It is important that clubs receive quality advice from lawyers that thoroughly understand the legislation that governs the industry.

Our Clubs & Hospitality Practice Group has a “hands on approach” and is happy to work with clubs by providing advice over the phone for simple matters, through written advices when appropriate or by attending your club to speak to the Board or the members in person.

Our Clubs & Hospitality Practice Group works closely with:

  • our Property Practice Group when clubs are considering joint developments or construction projects; and
  • our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group when matters need to go before a court or tribunal.

We can also assist other solicitors that require expert consultation in areas that are unique to registered clubs and the hospitality industry.

Clubs & Hospitality

Our Clubs & Hospitality Practice Group regularly provides practical solutions for issues including:

  • all matters related to club constitutions and the relationship between directors, management and members;
  • advising on the effect of the increasingly complex legislation that governs the industry, including the Registered Clubs Act and the Gaming Machines Act;
  • advising and representing clubs in complaints, inquiries and alleged breaches of the Registered Clubs Act before the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority and Code Authority;
  • all aspects of the law relating to gaming machines and liquor licencing;
  • advising in relation to meetings and the law and procedure of meetings and, when necessary, attending board meetings and general meetings to assist the chair and the board in the conduct of those meetings;
  • amalgamations and de-amalgamations of registered clubs. We have acted on more amalgamations of registered clubs than any other firm of lawyers in New South Wales. We have acted on a cross boarder (New South Wales and Victoria) amalgamation;
  • preparing and advising on catering contracts, cleaning contracts, security contracts and contracts for the provision of other services to clubs and members;
  • advising on anti-discrimination issues, including complaints made to the Anti-Discrimination Board and the Human Rights Commission and representing clubs in proceedings before tribunals having jurisdiction in those matters;
  • employment and industrial issues and representation before Fair Work Australia;
  • advising on obligations arising under privacy legislation, whistleblowers and the Australian Consumer Law;
  • representation and advice in relation to all legal claims against clubs and officers of clubs, general litigation and insurance matters.

It is important that clubs receive quality advice from lawyers that thoroughly understand the legislation that governs the industry.

Our Clubs & Hospitality Practice Group has a “hands on approach” and is happy to work with clubs by providing advice over the phone for simple matters, through written advices when appropriate or by attending your club to speak to the Board or the members in person.

Our Clubs & Hospitality Practice Group works closely with:

  • our Property Practice Group when clubs are considering joint developments or construction projects; and
  • our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group when matters need to go before a court or tribunal.

We can also assist other solicitors that require expert consultation in areas that are unique to registered clubs and the hospitality industry.