"We have engaged Linchpin Legal to manage a variety of our business requirements. They have competently supported our company growth, while delivering a high degree of ethical and honourable standards in all their work. Their commitment to successful outcomes continue to impress us with their common sense approach to what can at times be a myriad of legal complexities.
They are a professional team who exhibit high levels of authenticity and awareness to champion a positive result. It is refreshing dealing with Linchpin legal as they are committed to our changing needs and conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity in all related business matters."
Daniel Smolenaars / Managing Director / Smolenaars Plumbing Pty Ltd
"I have known Richard professionally for over 10 years (and more recently Doug and Jonathan) as Linchpin Legal has grown to be a trusted partner of my practice. The Linchpin team has provided sound legal counsel to both our firm and our clients' matters over many years and impress by its no-nonsense and practical approach to commercial law - all with a fabulous sense of humour! Our clients comprise professional individuals, SME's and mid-size corporates. Linchpin's advice is appropriately tailored to provide sound representation at each segment.
NCS Group's policy in respect to our professional partners requires them to be responsive to our clients' needs, demonstrating a superior level of expertise in their field, and at all times act at the highest level of credibility and honesty on behalf of our clients. Under Richard's stewardship, Linchpin Legal covers our requirements in spades.
I have no hesitation in recommending Richard and his team for any commercial legal requirements."
Andrew Nicholls / Director / NCS Group Chartered Accountants
"We approached Linchpin Legal when we needed to get some legal advice during our expansion into North America. Doug and Richard were an extremely useful resource to us and guided us through the various different legal obligations that needed to be fulfilled when opening a new business in America. They were also very active during our contract negotiations with our investors and made sure that all our interests in this venture were well secured. We have no hesitation in recommending their firm to anyone."
Pen Goonawardena / CFO / FuzzYard
“Linchpin Legal have been enormously helpful to me for the period I have known them. Apart from their expertise in legal matters for which I have needed guidance and advice, I have found them to be a practice that really cares about me and my circumstances. I always feel welcome, that my case is the only case, and that we will get a successful outcome together.”
John Buchanan / Director / Buchanan Success Coaching Pty Ltd / Former Australian Cricket team head coach
“Richard Hobson and Linchpin Legal have assisted us and our businesses for over 20 years.
Richard’s insight, clear thinking and skill has always been invaluable, as has his attention to detail and care.
We have always found his advice and assistance well considered, comprehensive and timely.”
Paul Goethel / Managing Director / Let’s Make Money Pty Ltd
"Linchpin Legal always provides our business with friendly, timely and commercial legal advice."
Katrina Bobeff / General counsel & Company Secretary / Australian Paper
“The relationship between Linchpin Legal and Victorian Leaders has been very rewarding. Our company continues to trust Richard and Doug's extensive legal experience and we have yet to be disappointed. Through honest and direct communication Linchpin are very thorough; we have an understanding and comfort that all matters are handled effectively and efficiently. A quick response is what we expect from our legal partners and that is exactly what Linchpin delivers!”
Robert Ford / CEO / Victorian Leaders
"SYNthesis Research has found a refreshing source of knowledge and support in the Linchpin team. Their professionalism, clarity and willingness to guide us through complex legal and corporate matters has allowed us to grow with confidence. We're happy to have them in our corner."
Prof. Andrew F. Wilks / Chief Executive Officer / SYNthesis Research and SYNkinase
"Richard Hobson is friendly and welcoming and his advice is clear but firm. He is broad in his thinking and knowledgeable. His best support helps you to articulate the issue."
John Burns / CEO / Management Learning Pty Ltd & Belbin Australia Pty Ltd
“Linchpin Legal offer an exceptional combination of legal experience and expertise. They offer clients fabulous value for money as you aren’t paying for the bay views, baristas and original artworks that’s the big firms offer – instead you get common sense advice coming from a mix of legal knowledge and business acumen. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to you.”
Dr Peter Huntington / Director of Nutrition / Kentucky Equine Research Australasia
“Linchpin’s combination of broad legal experience, energy industry knowledge, and practical transactional and contractual realism was invaluable in ensuring our complicated business sale process was executed efficiently and on time. Such a combination of skills is hard to find in my experience.”
Adrian Nelson / Director / Future Energy Pty Ltd.