A Guide to Shareholder Agreements

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It is not unusual for a company constitution to be drafted in a standard format. That being the case, shareholders may not be protected in the event of a dispute or where issues arise not covered by the constitution. A shareholder agreement, which properly outlines the steps to be taken in the event of disputes […]

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Inheritances and Family Law

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An inheritance received before, during or after a marriage, or defacto relationship, will need to be considered carefully upon separation. There is no simple answer as to how that inheritance will be treated by the Court for the purpose of dividing of assets of that relationship. Families and money can sometimes be a volatile combination. […]

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Unfair Contracts Update – are you complying with the law

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From 12 November 2016 the current Unfair Contract Terms Regime (UCT Regime) has been extended to cover standard form contracts entered into with ‘small business’. The changes have a significant impact on the way Australian businesses contract with each other and it important that you understand how the changes affect you and how you need […]

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Does your employment contract measure up?

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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 involved and in reality both employer and employee should seek legal […]

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Fact or fiction – top 5 myths about family law property settlements

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Most people know someone who has been affected by a family breakup. It is usually a very stressful and emotional time where people are anxious about the divorce, the property settlement and the emotional wellbeing and care arrangements for children. Unfortunately this is reflected in a great quantity of inaccurate statements, often regarded as fact […]

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Choosing a Business Structure

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There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, partnership, trust and company. A business can also be operated in various combinations of these structures. For example, a business could be operated as a […]

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Can you be separated and live under the same roof?

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Before a person can apply for a divorce they have to be able to establish to the Family Court that their marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be established if the Court is satisfied that the parties to the marriage have separated and have lived separately and apart for a continuous period of not […]

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Introduction to Intellectual Property for business

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Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge and can be an invention, a trade mark, a design or the practical application of your idea. It is important that you understand how to protect IP as it is a valuable business asset and it will usually be easier and cheaper taking […]

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Top 6 Power of Attorney Questions

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A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a trusted person, the legal authority to act for you, and to make legally binding decisions on your behalf.  If you do not have a Power of Attorney then you should contact us and find out more. Below are 6 top questions dealing with Powers […]

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Personal Property Security Register

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It is crucial that people who have a security interest in personal property take it seriously or risk losing their security interests. Many businesses are struggling to understand the implications of the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR). In this article we have provided a simple summary and a timely warning about what to do, following […]

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