Commercial Law

Adelta Legal offers a broad range of services to help you in all aspects of commercial law for individuals and your business endeavours. Whether you are a sole trader, in partnership or involved in running a company, our solicitors are able to provide expert guidance in making the most of opportunities and avoiding the pitfalls.

Business Structures

If you are just starting out, we will discuss with you the different business structures available to you and recommend those best suited to your particular needs.  These include:

  • sole trader;
  • partnership;
  • company; and
  • trusts.

For more detailed information on business structures click here.

Commercial Disputes

If you are in conflict with your business partners, associates or another business, we will help you, where possible, to negotiate a resolution of your commercial dispute with a view to reaching the best possible outcome.  And if things have not worked out as you had planned, we can advise you of your options to exit your business interests.  This may include the sale of the business, the dissolution of a partnership or the winding up of a company.  We have lawyers experienced in dealing with a variety of commercial disputes and offer practical and sensible advice and suggestions for the resolution of such disputes.

We can also assist with the process of recovering money owed to you from the initial Pre-Action Claim through to preparing a Statement of Claim and enforcing a court judgment.

Tailored Commercial Legal Solutions

In addition we provide advice and produce documentation for a variety of other commercial circumstances and agreements tailored to your needs including:

For more detailed information on commercial agreements click here.

We are always conscious of the importance of costs to our clients, and so will work with you to minimise expense wherever possible.  We will always discuss your requirements with you before commencing work to ensure that you understand just what is involved.  We offer pragmatic and professional advice at reasonable cost and make sensible suggestions to minimise costs wherever possible.

Whatever advice you need, we will work with you and, where necessary, your financial advisers, to ensure the best outcome for you.  Adelta Legal is known for creating relationships with our clients some of whom have remained clients for many years  We see ourselves as your trusted partner for advice over the course of your business ventures.

We have offices in the city and at Tea Tree Gully for the convenience of clients.  In addition, for the elderly or infirm, home or hospital visits can be arranged.

Call us on 08 8415 5000 or send an email to make an appointment.

Key people for Commercial Law

Alison Evenden


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LL.B. (Hons)

Alison was first admitted to legal practice in England before migrating to Adelaide in 1988.

After working in UK and in one of Adelaide’s larger firms, Alison commenced her very own legal practice in 1993 until she merged her practice with, and become a partner of, Adelta Legal in March 2011.  She is known for providing a high level of service to clients in all commercial and estate planning and administration fields of practice.

She has acted for international businesses with interests in Australia and advised in connection with the administration of deceased estates in England.

Alison has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide for several years as one of Adelaide’s leading lawyers in the field of estate planning.

Over the last 35 years Alison has particularly specialised in:

  • estate planning and wills
  • deceased estate administration
  • advice to small business
  • commercial transactions
  • property and conveyancing matters,

and is able to assist a range of clients in giving practical, friendly and cost effective advice.

Outside the law Alison is the Chair of a Board of a not-for-profit registered training organisation and until recently has been on the Board of a private retirement village.  She was one of the founding members of the Succession Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia.

She is keen to educate and inform the public on legal issues and is involved in providing many community talks and information sessions for councils and community groups on an annual basis in all areas of wills and estate planning.

Alison is known for her efficient, practical and clear advice, ability to communicate with people of all levels and is conscious of providing advice at a reasonable cost to clients.

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Bob Holland


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Bob has been in practice since 1978 and joined us when Lempriere Abbott McLeod merged with Adelta Legal in 2021.

Bob has a comprehensive background in all aspects of the law and specialises in civil and commercial litigation.  His litigation expertise is extensive, appearing on behalf of individuals, insurers, companies and corporations.

As an advisor to both claimants and defendants Bob provides sound counsel with a view to resolving disputes expeditiously and economically and protecting professional reputations.

Bob has been involved in both small and large scale litigation from the Magistrates Court to the High Court and has played an active role in cases in most South Australian jurisdictions.

Bob is the honorary solicitor to the South Australian Branch of the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia.

He has a wide range of experience in:

  • commercial litigation
  • civil litigation
  • dispute resolution.

Bob is a member of the Law Society of South Australia and is President of the Rostrevor Old Collegians Football Club.

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Christina Fung


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MTax, LL.B. (Hons), BArchSt

Christina was admitted to practise in 1997 and she holds a Masters degree in Taxation.

Before joining Adelta, she worked for the Australian Taxation Office for over 20 years.

Christina is a tax specialist with a wealth of experience in providing tax advice, including employee share schemes, capital management issues (return of share capital, demerger, share buy-back), debt/equity and integrity measures on capital benefits.

She has worked with large ASX listed corporate groups and private family enterprises.

She is strategic in her approach when resolving tax disputes involving small businesses.  She has strong analytical skills when dealing with complex issues and is sensitive in managing relationships.

Christina has experience in and can assist clients with:

  • Providing private advice on corporate transactions
  • Employee share schemes
  • Resolving complex tax disputes involving multiple parties
  • Conducting tax litigation at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Complex applications for private rulings
  • Providing capital gains tax and income tax advice

In addition, she also be deals with deceased estate administration, estate planning and various commercial and property transactions.

Christina focuses on providing practical solutions to complex problems

In her free time, Christina likes to play the violin and attend musicals.

Contact Christina Fung