Prior to establishing McGrath Legal, Principal Lawyer Nikola McWilliam was General Counsel for Australia’s largest listed communications company, WPP AUNZ (formerly STW Communications Group). Founded by advertising mogul John Singleton and later merged with WPP, STW Communications Group was an ASX200 company with more than 80 subsidiaries in advertising, marketing, design, public relations, and brand development. The role of General Counsel demanded high level skills across a broad range of legal disciplines.

Today, McGrath Legal offers a wide variety of services to the communications industry including drafting, negotiation and advice in respect of the following:

  • Advertising tenders and advertising services agreements
  • On-line advertising and social media marketing
  • Sponsorships, promotions and endorsements
  • Brand management and public relations
  • Competition terms and conditions
  • Lottery and gaming permit applications
  • Advertising industry codes of practice
  • Competition and Consumer Act compliance
  • Agency-client relationships, dispute resolution and debt recovery