1

Lauren O’Brien

Director

About

For the past 20 years I have worked exclusively in commercial and property law. I started my legal career as an office junior working my way up through various positions and completing my degree along the way. During my career trajectory, I also had three children (all boys!) and co-founded the business and website onthehouse.com.au. That business went on to become an ASX listed company. I have worked in small firms, big firms and everything in between, including a number of years spent in-house at the Eagle Boys Pizza head office.

I am a down to earth person, lawyer and entrepreneur. If it is possible to be casual and professional at the same time, then that is how I would describe myself.

My unique experience in such varied positions, including business ownership, allows me to deliver holistic and practical advice to my clients. I have experienced a lot of the start up, ownership and employee struggles that you may be faced with, first-hand.

I approach things with a commercial perspective as well as a legal perspective. This has enabled me to often help clients come up with better solutions to business puzzles.

I have a keen interest in property and have always had an entrepreneurial mind. I was that kid setting up a stall on the street corner to make extra pocket money. I am really excited by new business ventures and love working with clients in the start-up to early phase and throughout key growth phases.

Please reach out for a no-obligation chat if you would like to discuss your small business legal needs with someone who will simply ‘get it’ from a commercial perspective, too.

Contact Lauren
Phone: 07 3185 4185
Email: lauren@thesmallbusinesslawyer.com.au

Other profiles

2Profile Mask

Tori Kelly

Associate

Img 7493Profile Mask

Ashlee Hall

Solicitor

Cheryl DemmertProfile Mask

Cheryl Demmert

Graduate Lawyer

20210827 1l5a2962Profile Mask

Mikayla Toms

Paralegal

20221215 0m3a8986Profile Mask

Molly Brace

Paralegal

HarryProfile Mask

Harry Bosman

Legal Assistant

More info on

Standard Search

Title Search

If there is a material defect, the buyer can claim compensation or terminate the contract any time prior to settlement

Registered Plan

If there is a material defect, the buyer can claim compensation or terminate the contract any time prior to settlement.

Land Tax

Allows for adjustment at settlement in accordance with the contract and termination if not paid on or before settlement. 

Full Rates Search

Allows for adjustment at settlement in accordance with the contract.

Special Water Meter Reading

Allows for adjustment at settlement in accordance with the contract.

Online Search for Tree Orders

If there is a tree application or order for the property and it has not been disclosed by the seller prior to signing the contract, the buyer can exercise their rights to terminate at any time prior to settlement.

Pool Safety Register

The seller is obligated to provide a current Pool Safety Certificate to the buyer prior to settlement. If the seller does not and will not be obtaining a current Pool Safety Certificate, a Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate must be given prior to contract signing. Failure to do so is a breach of an essential term and allows the buyer has the right to claim compensation and terminate the contract.

Dial Before You Dig

If encumbrances appear on the searches that are not disclosed in the contract, the buyer can exercise their rights to claim compensation and/or terminate the contract if they can prove said encumbrances materially affect their use of the land.

ASIC Company Search

No rights to terminate or claim compensation.

Share This

Select your desired option below to share a direct link to this page