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Hayley Coates Director
Business & Finance

phone: 03 5333 8820

I work closely with a range of clients from first-time investors to large financial institutions to understand their business needs and ensure smooth transactions.

Hayley graduated from Deakin University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Modelling). Hayley joined the firm in 2012 after spending six years practicing in property and commercial law in Shepparton.

Hayley was at the forefront of the significant changes to the Water Act in 2007. She co-authored a paper on this topic and presented at a Law Institute of Victoria conference on water rights.

Hayley’s family background of farming and small business gives her firsthand understanding of the practical issues arising in business which she combines with her legal expertise when advising clients.

Her areas of expertise include all areas of business law, with a particular focus on:

• Agriculture and Water
• Business Law
• Business Structures and Succession Planning
• Commercial Property and Leasing
• Financing
• Hospitality and Tourism
• Taxation and Superannuation

Professional Memberships

Member – Ballarat District Law Association
Member – Law Institute of Victoria
Vice Chair - Commerce Ballarat

Hayley Coates's Blog

Buying Property in a Super Fund

ASIC recently released a warning to the real estate industry that agents may be providing financial product advice in breach of the Corporations Act 2001.

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Borrowing Arrangements for Self-Managed Super Fund

Are you looking to use your self-managed super fund to purchase investment property?

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Incorporated Associations Reforms

After many delays, the new Incorporated Associations Reform Act 2012 is due to come into effect on 26 November 2012, replacing the Incorporated Associations Act 1981. The new Act contains a number of changes to the operation of incorporated associations 

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