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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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GST and Residential Property Transactions

The responsibility for remitting Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) generally falls on the party ...
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Update on Personal Property Security Register

The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a national, electronic register of security interests in personal property that was established ...
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Challenging a Will in Victoria

Claims can be made for further provision from a deceased estate if relatives or loved ones believe that insufficient provision ...
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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 ...
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Support for all Women and Teenage Girls in Australia

Violence against women is a significant human rights issue in Victoria. It goes without saying that all women have a ...
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Social media and the workplace – employees take care

We live in an age characterised by a rise in the use of social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, ...
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Unfair Contracts Update – are you complying with the law

From 12 November 2016 the current Unfair Contract Terms Regime (UCT Regime) has been extended to cover standard form contracts ...
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