Blue Ocean Law Group

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I want to do business as usual

For clients looking for standard legal and business services

I want to chart new markets

For clients focused on Blue Ocean Strategy®

What we do

Legal services

In Blue Ocean mode we deliver:

[Self-Service] Legal with support from our lawyers / solicitors when required.

Self-Service Legal Documents

Peruse our growing list of [Self-Service] Australian legal documents. Purchase an individual legal document as needed or subscribe for 50%+ member discounts.

AGREED PricING

For non-litigous matters, where you only need specific deliverables: we can agree on the pricing up front.

Subscribe for Legal + Compliance Services

We have packaged traditional legal services (select PRICING from the menu or scroll down for details) to cater to all client categories from Individuals, Sole-Traders / Directors / Shareholders/ General Counsel to Board of Directors / Chairman for local + foreign companies carrying on business in Australia or New Zealand.

Dispute resolution + litigation

Whether it is a dispute with your neighbour, business partner/s, professional advisor/s, or bank we can help you articulate your desired outcome and get you the best chance at settling your dispute. We hand-pick the best barristers so that your legal team is well positioned to argue the merits of your case through to trial, retrial, and appeal/s (if any).

Business and legal technology

We have carefully selected a range of Blue Ocean Strategy® enabling business + legal technology solutions [BOLTS]℠ + entered into strategic alliances to enhance our ability to chart new markets. Where appropriate we share these solutions with our clients.

Here are a few examples:

iubenda

A self-service, user-friendly, multi-lingual, comprehensive + transparent, globally compliant Privacy Policy (incl. GDPR) + Cookie Consent solution [ask us about the Terms + Conditions beta] for your website or app; we can supplement with legal + compliance reviews of your business operations.

Domo

A user-friendly way to set up, access & discuss your business performance on the go that doesn't need your IT department's continual support to run effectively.

Ideascale

Blue Ocean Strategy Australia® is a certified Gold-Partner in assisting clients implement IdeaScale to capture, share, assess & harness ideas.

Titan

Powered by Natural Language Processing (NLP) TITAN assists our clients quickly understand the quality of their existing legal documents. This includes a comparison to a growing database of precedents to help identify gaps + areas for improvement.

Business Propel

A free business health check to help pinpoint areas or risk and opportunities for improvement. Step up to Business Propel Professional for improved results.

Compliance Hub

Designed to augment the need for a dedicated compliance officer.

Blue ocean strategy®

Every business as part of its corporate governance needs to properly consider strategy. All too often the focus on short-term business objectives dominate the corporate agenda.

If strategy is considered at all, it typically follows the traditional "Red Ocean" route of developing improved products +/or services for existing customers.

As markets mature this approach translates into a bloody fight with direct competitors in a shrinking marketplace -> hence the term "Red" Ocean".

Blue Ocean Strategy®

Blue Ocean Strategy® is the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation + low cost to open up unchartered market space [where no direct competitors exist] created by the newly generated demand.

Pricing

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$

27.50

per month (incl. GST)
min. 6 month commitment.

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Team

innovative Counsel also known as [iC]℠ is a #NewLaw term we have coined to define what we believe our clients will increasingly need:

A new breed of #Lawyer / #Solicitor + #Advisory Team
-> multi-disciplinary, proactive & #ValueFocused.

James D. Ford GAICD

Founder, M.D. & General Practice Lawyer

  • Legal services

  • Business + Legal Technology Solutions [BOLTS]℠

  • Blue Ocean Strategy® Services [BOSS]℠

Andrew Nelson

M.D. of Blue Ocean Strategy Australia®

  • Growth

  • Innovation

  • Continuous improvement

Ursula Dauenhauer

Consultant

  • Customer-centric growth

  • Innovation

Michael Yacoub

Consultant

  • Business development

  • Strategic marketing

  • Leadership building

  • Turn-key business operations

Sissy Qin

Virtual Intern

  • Multilingual ➲ English (Native) | Japanese (Fluent) | Chinese Mandarin (Conversational)

  • Interested in Intellectual Property Law + International Family Law related to child abductions

  • Tech-Savvy

Admir Kicic

Legal Mentee

  • Business Owner | International Relations Consultant

  • Multilingual ➲ English | Bosnian, Serbian + Croatian (Fluent) | French (Intermediate)

  • Admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Harrison (Harry) Powell

Virtual Intern

  • Interested in Corporate/Commercial/Finance + Family Law Matters

  • Basic Arbitration Training

  • Proactive Team Player

Shakvaan Wijetunga

Virtual Intern

  • Interested in Dispute Resolution / Litigation

  • Author of Article -> Force Majeure Clauses & Frustration: “Why the COVID-19 Pandemic is a Wake-Up Call!”

  • Latin + Classical Greek

  • Professional Musician

Ivy San

Virtual Intern

  • Interested in Foreign Investment / Business in Australia

  • Animal Rights Advocacy

  • Multilingual ➲ English (Native) | Burmese (Native) | Korean (Professional) | Mandarin Chinese (Fluent)| Thai (Fluent)

Suk Jae (James) Chung

Practical Legal Training (PLT) Placement

  • Interested in Commercial (Non-Retail) Licence to Occupy

  • Initial Focus on Estate Planning

  • Bilingual ➲ English (Native) | Korean (Fluent)

James D. Ford GAICD

Founder, M.D. & General Practice Lawyer

  • Legal services

  • Business + Legal Technology Solutions [BOLTS]℠

  • Blue Ocean Strategy® Services [BOSS]℠

Sissy Qin

Virtual Intern

  • Multilingual ➲ English (Native) | Japanese (Fluent) | Chinese Mandarin (Conversational)

  • Interested in Intellectual Property Law + International Family Law related to child abductions

  • Tech-Savvy

Admir Kicic

Legal Mentee

  • Business Owner | International Relations Consultant

  • Multilingual ➲ English | Bosnian, Serbian + Croatian (Fluent) | French (Intermediate)

  • Admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Harrison (Harry) Powell

Virtual Intern

  • Interested in Corporate/Commercial/Finance + Family Law Matters

  • Basic Arbitration Training

  • Proactive Team Player

Shakvaan Wijetunga

Virtual Intern

  • Interested in Dispute Resolution / Litigation

  • Author of Article -> Force Majeure Clauses & Frustration: “Why the COVID-19 Pandemic is a Wake-Up Call!”

  • Latin + Classical Greek

  • Professional Musician

Ivy San

Virtual Intern

  • Interested in Foreign Investment / Business in Australia

  • Animal Rights Advocacy

  • Multilingual ➲ English (Native) | Burmese (Native) | Korean (Professional) | Mandarin Chinese (Fluent)| Thai (Fluent)

Suk Jae (James) Chung

Practical Legal Training (PLT) Placement

  • Interested in Commercial (Non-Retail) Licence to Occupy

  • Initial Focus on Estate Planning

  • Bilingual ➲ English (Native) | Korean (Fluent)

Why work with us?

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value. "Best of the best service! James is so kind and really likes to help. Very professional and knowledgeable too!"

Yan Zheng

,

Google

10

Jul 2020

The Best Lawyers in Sydney - How Do You Choose? You wouldn’t go to an expensive restaurant and pay $200 without checking ratings, reviews and pricing information first, so why would you treat law firms differently? At FirmChecker, it’s our business to simplify the law for you. We collect and independently verify reviews for the best lawyers in Sydney. It’s our strong opinion that the only valid way to judge the best lawyers is by their clients’ happiness. You can find the smartest technical lawyer in Sydney, but if they have a bad record in client satisfaction, what’s the point? These are typically big purchases and long-lasting relationships that can be life-changing. You must get it right.

Blue Ocean Law Group℠ independently rated as one of the Best Law Firms in Sydney CBD & Inner City - 2020

1

Jul 2020

Positive: Responsiveness. "Insightful and adaptive legal service. Exceptional communication and collaborative working style - highly recommended."

Emily Stevens

,

Google

14

Jun 2020

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value. "The service from James Ford at Blue Ocean Law Group has been excellent. Very reassuring."

John Terry

2

Jun 2020

Professional knowledgeable. "The lawyer is really trying to understand the situation and give me the best advice for every possible way to protect my rights. The lawyer also gives advice on things I didn't request initially but definitely need in the future."

Amanda Xu

27

May 2020

Outstanding Service, second to none. "Overall the experience was outstanding. Their attention to detail was great, which is what you want from a law firm. They also went the extra mile by protecting the documents supplied against fraud so we could verify each piece of information."

Robert Ablinger | Co-founder + CTO - TraxPrint

26

May 2020

"I highly recommend James if you require legal advice, especially when time is of the essence. I needed help with a complex matter relating to property purchase, and within an hour of contacting James, I was able to meet him and discuss the issues and have him explain my options with clear references to the applicable law. James continued to work on the matter afterwards and explain my situation and options by the end of the same day. I had not met a lawyer before who was as fast and ready to help as James. It was a great experience to work with him."

Zoltan Toth | Principal Electronics Engineer @ NearMap

16

Oct 2019

"James is an experienced lawyer who I had the pleasure of working with previously. I highly recommend James."

Connor James | Founder of Compliance Quarter [Westpac "Business of Tomorrow" Winner 2018] + Principal Solicitor @ Law Quarter

10

Oct 2019

"James and the team at Blue Ocean have advised us on a number of matters relating to retail leasing and commercial property purchase over the past 12 months. We’ve found his advice extremely valuable throughout, and he has helped us avoid what could have been significant/expensive issues in the future by providing his input and expertise. He’s always quick to respond to any questions or queries and overall the fees are very reasonable. We will continue to use Blue Ocean in the future and can highly recommend to others."

Jade Lillo-Trynes

25

Sep 2019

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