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What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is ...
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Understanding a Company Charge and the PPSA

Essentially, a company charge is a security interest held by a lender over the property of a company. The charge ...
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Franchise Agreements and the obligations to act in good faith and reasonable cause

The typical franchise operates within a business structure that gives the franchisor discretion to implement strategies, introduce new products and ...
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Digital assets – estate planning essentials

The recent death (or purported death) of Gerald Cotton, former Chief Executive Officer of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange company, Quadriga CX, ...
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Removing a Nominee Director

When forming a company, certain documents are prepared which will be pivotal to its existence. Once registered, the replaceable rules ...
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When an Executor Faces a Family Provision Claim

Sometimes an executor faces a family provision claim. An executor is the legal personal representative appointed under a Will to ...
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Business Structures: Partnership

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in ...
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Wills for Blended Families

Making a Will is important, particularly if you are part of a blended family. A blended family is a family ...
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When is a loan payable on demand?

Many of us have helped a family member or friend before by providing an interest-free loan. Although the loan is ...
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Protecting your Intellectual Property – copyright essentials

Copyright provides creators like artists and writers with legal ownership of the work they produce. This means they have some ...
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E-conveyancing – the way of the future

For the past 150 years when completing a property settlement, it has been necessary for lawyers and banks to meet ...
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Why your company must have a Shareholders Agreement

Starting a business requires careful planning and consideration. A failure to allow for unforeseen events or for ways to resolve ...
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Consequences of an employee sharing company secrets with competitors

Employees have a duty of confidentiality and good faith to their employers and employers have a right to ensure that ...
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Business Structures: Company

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in ...
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Giving money to your Child, Was it a loan or a gift? – Big difference!

Housing affordability is a big issue for young Australians. When discussing that issue once, a former Prime Minister infamously remarked ...
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Interview questions you can’t ask

An employer’s potential liability for workplace discrimination arises before the first interview and exists whether or not a decision is ...
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Insolvency and the right to terminate contracts

Reforms to insolvency laws which commenced on 1 July 2018 prevent contracting parties from relying on certain termination clauses in ...
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FAQ on Estate Planning

While many people are unlikely to nominate estate planning aka “Thinking about what will happen to my assets when I ...
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Business Structures – Trusts

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in ...
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Estate Planning & Testamentary Trusts

For an increasing number of high net worth individuals with complex professional and personal affairs, the question of how best ...
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