November 13, 2017

Does your privacy policy comply with the privacy laws?

Does your privacy policy comply with the privacy laws? Privacy laws in Australia were updated in 2014 with the introduction of the Australian Privacy Principles, a new set of privacy principles affecting the handling of personal information. If you have a website privacy policy you should review it for compliance […]
November 10, 2017

Breaching copyright using social media

Breaching copyright using social media The media has often reported that Foxtel was threatening to sue customers for the unauthorised ‘live streaming’ of much-anticipated boxing matches like the fight between veterans Danny Green and Anthony Mundine or Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao. The illegal copyright act involved the video streaming […]
October 20, 2017

Important things to consider when buying a business

Important things to consider when buying a business If you are considering buying a business there are many things you need to do from a legal, financial and general business perspective.  Getting the right advice from the start is important. The structure of, and issues involved in, the sale are […]
October 19, 2017

Understanding a Commercial Lease

Understanding a Commercial 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. So, what is a Commercial […]
October 19, 2017

Are you a director of an insolvent company?

Are you a director of an insolvent company? During difficult economic conditions it is important that all directors revisit their duties as directors and are aware of how the board should deal with the situation where a company is in financial difficulty and may be insolvent.   What is insolvency? […]
October 17, 2017

Selecting a trademark class

How to select a trademark class So, you’re ready to register your trademark? You’ve made the right decision. The decision to protect your brand and all the hard work you’ve put into your business – now and in the future. One of the most crucial steps in the registration process […]
October 17, 2017

Trademarks and Registering

What is a trademark and why should I register mine? Everyday, wherever we go or whatever we’re doing, we are surrounded by trademarks. We’re so used to seeing them and decoding them that we’re often not aware we’re doing it. Human beings have evolved to read important information from imagery […]
September 4, 2017

Shareholders’ agreement

Shareholders’ agreement Why do I need a shareholders’ agreement? When you’re starting up a new company, the sheer number of things to do and to consider can be overwhelming, and may push the need for a shareholders’ agreement to the back of your mind. Although it is not legally required, […]
September 4, 2017

What do I put in a shareholders’ agreement?

What do I put in a shareholders’ agreement? A shareholder’s agreement is a valuable contract to set up when a new company is formed as it provides stability, transparency and ensures the company runs smoothly. Most people find the process of creating a shareholders’ agreement a rewarding and valuable one, […]
August 9, 2017

Creditor Statutory Demand

Creditor Statutory Demand I’ve been served with a creditor statutory demand. What do I do? Being served with a creditor statutory demand is serious and can be a stressful and complicated process. If you’re a small or start-up business, you may not have the contacts or experience to know what […]
August 9, 2017

Statement of Claim

Statement of Claim I’ve been served with a statement of claim. What do I do? As a business owner, being served with a statement of claim can be a challenging and stressful experience, and not everyone knows what to do. A statement of claim is a formal document sent to […]
July 15, 2017
Small business legal tips

5 Legal Tips For The New Financial Year

5 legal tips for the new financial year: Review your business terms and conditions. Throughout the year, a business’s systems and processes may change, and typically businesses review and increase their prices each financial year. It is therefore important to review terms and conditions to ensure they are accurate and […]