November 4, 2018

Do you know about Adverse Action claims? You should!

Do you know about Adverse Action claims? You should! It is not well known that the Fair Work Act provides that an employee has a “workplace right” if the employee is able to make a complaint or inquiry in relation to his or her employment. An employer contravenes the Act […]
November 4, 2018

How to find the right lawyer in a Commercial Dispute case

How to find the right lawyer in a Commercial Dispute case If your business or one you know (or an individual) is facing litigation, either because another party is threatening it, or because you feel you have a right to take action, what do you do first and where do […]
November 4, 2018

Business Structures – Trusts

Business Structures – Trusts When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at trusts – how to set up a trust and the pros and cons […]
October 15, 2018

Serving a Statutory Demand: Guidelines for Creditors

Serving a Statutory Demand: Guidelines for Creditors A statutory demand is a useful way to pressure a company to pay its debts. However, a creditor using a statutory demand to quickly recover a debt can run into trouble if the legal requirements for service of the statutory demand are not […]
October 15, 2018

How effective are your Post Employment Restraints?

How effective are your Post Employment Restraints? Much damage can be done to a business where an executive or senior manager resigns taking valuable customer information and confidential information.  Restraint of trade clauses, or post-employment restraints, play a crucial role in protecting the legitimate interests of the employer. In order […]
October 15, 2018

Business Structures: Company

Business Structures: Company When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at companies – how to set one up and the pros and cons of a […]
August 24, 2018

Directors’ Responsibilities – a Guide

Directors’ Responsibilities – a Guide A company is an association incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the ‘Act’).The effect of incorporation gives the company a separate entity, distinct from its directors and shareholders.It can enter into contracts, sue and be sued in its individual right. The Australian Investment and […]
August 24, 2018

What is an Agreement to Lease?

What is an Agreement to Lease? When renting business related property it is important for both landlords and tenants to understand the relationship they are entering into and the rights and obligations that they each have, the document that governs this relationship is usually a Commercial Lease. A Commercial Lease […]
August 24, 2018

An Overview of Guarantees and Indemnities

An Overview of Guarantees and Indemnities It is important that anyone who is asked to provide a guarantee or indemnity understands precisely what their liabilities are under the arrangements. In this article, we identify the distinguishing features of both guarantees and indemnities and consider the significant differences between the 2 […]
July 23, 2018

Does your employment contract measure up?

Does your employment contract measure up? If you are entering into an employment contract do you know what should be included? If you are an employer and using an old contract, should it be reviewed first? It is clear contracts should be individually structured to meet the needs of those […]
July 23, 2018

Copyright: 10 Frequently Asked Questions

Copyright: 10 Frequently Asked Questions If you are an artist, writer or business owner concerned about protecting copyright in your work, the answers to these frequently asked questions will provide you with some guidance as to how copyright law operates in Australia. Do I need to register for copyright protection? […]
July 23, 2018

Meta data retention laws

Meta data retention laws The contentious data retention laws passed by the Federal Parliament in 2015 which allowed Telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers until April 2017 to fulfil their implementation plans are now in effect. The data retention laws require telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers to keep records […]