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Legal updates and insights for Australian businesses.

Exclusion clauses in commercial contracts – how far can they go?

It is common in commercial contracts to apportion risk among the parties. One way this...

Spotting a Phoenix – understanding illegal phoenix activity

One of the attractions of incorporation for many people commencing a business is that it...

Your business and the Australian Consumer Law – an overview

The Australian Consumer Law, or ACL, is a national law that applies to all businesses...

Managing commercial disputes – key steps and processes

A commercial dispute occurs when two or more parties have a disagreement in relation to...

Why you should have a corporate trustee for your Self-Managed Superannuation Fund

What is a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)? A Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) is a type...

When will a term be implied in a contract?

Legal and business relationships should be governed by a written contract that sets out the...

Do-It-Yourself business contracts – what could go wrong?

Contracts are fundamental to the operations of a business and set out the reciprocal promises...

Why your company needs a Shareholder Agreement

Starting a business requires careful planning and consideration. A failure to allow for unforeseen events...

How to prepare and present a case in the Small Claims Division

If you believe that someone owes you money, goods or services, or compensation for damage...

‘Click here’ – electronic execution of documents is here to stay

The COVID-19 pandemic not only brought with it changes to how we live our lives,...