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Legal updates and insights for Australian businesses.

When is a guarantee unenforceable?

A guarantee is a binding promise of one person (the guarantor), to be answerable for...

Protecting business interests in family law proceedings

Family law issues can be disruptive to a business entity, with the potential to adversely...

A restraint of trade provision must be fair

Globalisation and technology have contributed to increased market competition and businesses are more determined than...

Setting Aside a Statutory Demand

A statutory demand can be a powerful tool for a creditor seeking to extract funds...

Retail Leasing Disclosure Obligations

When leasing commercial property, it is important for tenants and landlords to understand the relationship...

Business Structures: Sole Trader

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of...

What employers need to know about new casual employment laws

The Fair Work Act (FWA) was recently amended to change workplace rights for casual employees...

Traps to avoid in Commercial Leases

Commercial leases form part of many business transactions and commercial property is a popular investment...

Traps for so called ‘Sophisticated Investors’

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) takes a firm stance against those who manipulate...

New disclosure requirements: s47A and s47B Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW)

On 1 July 2020, amendments to the Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW) (“Act”) were introduced...