Providing practical advice and innovative solutions to a range of national and local not-for-profits is a core focus of Griffin Legal. 

Corporate Governance

  • Constitution, by-laws, policy preparation and review
  • Specialist advice to Directors, CEOs and Executive Officers
  • Advising on roles, duties and obligations for individuals involved in NFP
  • Organisational compliance with Corporations Act 2001 and state/territory Incorporated Association legislation
  • General governance advice
  • Applications for charitable status, DGR and PBI status

Employment Law

  • Workplace investigations
  • Enterprise agreements
  • Restructures, termination and separation advice
  • Executive and non-executive employment terms
  • Work, health and safety advice

Intellectual Property

  • Brand protection
  • Copyright
  • Confidential information
  • Trade marks
  • Licensing, assignment and MOUs

ACNC advice and compliance

  • ACNC advice and compliance
  • ACNC reporting and record keeping requirements
  • Establishing charitable scholarship funds, and research funds
  • Advice on charitable purposes
  • Obtaining charitable, DGR and PBI status


  • Privacy impact assessments and privacy threshold assessments
  • Complex privacy advice
  • Privacy policy reviews
  • Information flow assessments, including analysis and preparation of diagrams and notices

Property & Planning

  • Concessional lease advice
  • Property transfers
  • Crown lease variations
  • Development applications
  • Property and planning disputes

Company Secretarial Services

  • Appointment as company secretary
  • Board papers and minutes
  • Corporate register compliance activities
  • Incorporating companies
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