Commercial Specialists
Dispute resolution and litigation
Disputes can prove costly, time consuming and a significant disruption to an organisation’s growth and profitability.
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Property and Construction
Property transactions typically involve substantial capital outlay and so it’s important that proper and thorough due diligence of any acquisition, disposal or dealing is conducted.
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Employment Law
The legal landscape in the sphere of employment, industrial relations and workplace rights has been one of the most dynamic in recent times.
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Privacy, Data and Technology Law
The use of personal information and big data is extremely valuable to an organisation in this age of the digital transformation.
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Risk Management & Compliance
Companies that fail to have in place robust compliance and risk management programs face the very real prospect of significant fines and penalties being imposed upon them from government regulators.
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The Principal

Dempseys Law Firm is a specialised commercial law firm founded by its Principal Tony Dempsey, a qualified lawyer of more than 30 years’ experience. He first  commenced his legal career with National law firm Clayton Utz before broadening his legal experience with several Sydney CBD law firms during which time he was Accredited by the Law Society of NSW as a Property Law Specialist.

The advent of professional rugby saw Tony become the founding President of the Rugby Union Players’ Association Inc where he later became its Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel. He negotiated and secured world rugby’s first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement for professional rugby players in 1997. Tony was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his services to the game in 2000.

In 2010 Tony was certified as a Mediator by the Australian Commercial and Disputes Centre and in 2014 became appointed to the Law Society of NSW Mediation Panel.

Tony was later appointed General Counsel and Co Secretary of private equity owned gym chain Fitness First before being elevated to the role of General Counsel of Fitness and Lifestyle Group – a owner of multiple gym chains throughout South East Asia that include Goodlife, Fitness First, Jetts, Zap and online digital offerings Loup and Centr. 

In 2021 Tony was appointed to the National Sports Tribunal Legal Assistance Panel. The Panel comprises experienced legal practitioners who provide assistance to athletes and sporting organisations who seek to resolve their disputes through the National Sports Tribunal.

Tony has presented a number of papers at various legal seminars for the New South Wales College of Law and the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association. He has been an adjunct presenter at the College of Law on the subjects of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws

Macquarie University

Bachelor of Economics

Macquarie University

Accreditations

NMAS Mediator – Resolution Institute

Mediation Panel – Law Society of NSW.

Expertise

Property and Construction

Property transactions typically involve substantial capital outlay and so it’s important that proper and thorough due diligence of any acquisition, disposal or dealing is conducted and that any risks associated with the transaction are minimised before proceeding.
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Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Disputes can prove costly, time consuming and a significant disruption to an organisation’s growth and profitability.
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Employment Law

The legal landscape in the sphere of employment, industrial relations and workplace rights has been one of the most dynamic in recent times.
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Franchise Law

Franchising is an important contributor to Australian business. The Government reports that Franchising contributes approximately 9% of GDP in Australia.
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Intellectual Property

It’s imperative for a business’ success that it establish and protect its intellectual property rights. All too often we learn of a business’ name, trademark, designs and inventions either being denied registration or eroded because they didn’t receive the right advice from the outset.
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Privacy, Data and Technology Law

The use of personal information and big data is extremely valuable to an organisation in this age of the digital transformation.
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Risk Management & Compliance

Companies that fail to have in place robust compliance and risk management programs face the very real prospect of significant fines and penalties being imposed upon them from government regulators.
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Sport & Entertainment Law

Sports and Entertainment Law is, in essence, the application of various disciplines of the law to the industry of sport.
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Mediation Services

Mediation is a proven structured process undertaken by a neutral independent person known as a mediator.
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