Specialist Counsel Services


Companies that maintain an internal legal team or general counsel have the capability to handle their own day to day legal service needs. However, it is not uncommon that for issues of specific and unique nature, or in relation to very particular subject matter, it may be necessary to seek specialist counsel advice. 

We frequently see that issues arise within the following legal areas in which business require some specialist assistance: 

  • Illegal Logging Prohibition Act compliance 
  • Modern Slavery Act compliance 
  • ACCC misleading and deceptive conduct matters specificially relating to sustainability claims 
  • RTO/GTO legal structures and compliance 

Even for very well practiced and skilled general counsel, these issues are often complicated by the way in which they are enforced (as for the ILPA) or require assumed knowledge (such as in the background context and scientific understanding required to assess what is a plausible sustainability claim).

Hikari Solutions can provide the specialist knowledge required, and work side by side with your existing resources to ensure that you attain the best results in dealing with matters under these banners.


What we can do

Hikari Solutions can provide advisory assistance, whether to your leadership teams, or your in-house counsel, in relation to these specialist areas of legal practice. 

For enquiries, please contact us at  admin@hikarisolutions.com.au 

For more information on our service options in relation to matters regarding illegal logging due diligence systems, please click below:


"We engaged Natalie as our General Counsel in February 2022. She has been through our business and ensured it is compliant in HR, OHS and internal procedures. She has assisted us to understand the duties as a Company Secretary and also even presided over a purchase of a related business. She was instrumental in helping us prepare for our own sale of a minority shareholding and has also assisted us in a number of disputes. Her combined legal and sustainability skills are invaluable to us."
Jonas Bengtsson
Chief Executive Officer - Edge Impact
"Hikari Solutions is a key partner of Master Plumbers. Natalie and the team provide us with the legal and audit assistance which assures that our products, services and advice to members and the broader building and construction industry is accurate, timely and influential."
Peter Daly
Chief Executive Officer - Master Plumbers
“The Group Training industry is complex, involving the employment and on hire of predominantly young people as apprentices and trainees. Natalie and her team at Hikari Solutions have become invaluable partners to our organisation. We rely on Hikari to interpret complex legislation and regulations providing our team with easy to understand guidance for implementation. Hikari ensure we are up to date with knowing our legal obligations and what changes are on the horizon.
Hikari Solutions have given me assurance that our company has solid a understanding of our legal obligations and that these are well framed in our policies. I recommend Hikari to any organisation looking for legal advisors who can provide practical assistance to your business.”
Peter Andersen
General Manager - National Timber & Hardware Association