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Why should I conduct a due diligence check before purchasing a business?

If you are considering purchasing a business, it is essential that you complete a due diligence check. Due diligence is ...
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Property

What you must do when purchasing property

If you are purchasing a property in Victoria, before you sign the contract you need to have considered each of ...
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How Should I Issue A Formal Warning To My Employee?

Although issuing a formal warning to an employee can be awkward and slightly unsettling, it is sometimes a necessary aspect ...
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Employee Performance Management

Running a business can be rewarding, however, there may also be periods during which employers need to consider how to ...
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Intellectual Property Protection for Startups

Establishing a new business can be very exciting and rewarding. The stages leading up to the launch of the startup ...
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Legal Obligations in Employee Disciplinary Meetings

If an employee has been underperforming, or there is some other concern with the execution of their duties, an employer ...
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explore renewal options for commercial leases before signing for a new term

Commercial Lease Renewal

Commercial lease renewal provides an opportunity for a revision or negotiation of conditions going forward. Commercial and retail leases often ...
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Is an Agreement to lease or Offer to lease binding

Before a commercial lease or retail lease is entered into the landlord and tenant will generally enter into an offer ...
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Selling a Business as a Going Concern and GST Exemptions

When selling a business, generally you will be liable to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST). However, in some cases, ...
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Keeping Sensitive Information Safe in Business Negotiations: Confidentiality Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements

If you are in the early stages of negotiating the sale of your business, it is important to enter into ...
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What’s In A Name? Registering Business Names In Australia

Starting a new business can be exciting, however there are a few key matters which must always be considered. One ...
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Business Succession Planning – Do I Need A Will For My Business?

If you own a business, it is important to consider the future of the business as much as the present ...
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The Many Benefits of a Family Trust

Overview The goal of this article is to explain the three main benefits of setting up and activating a family ...
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I Am A Creditor-Should I Bankrupt The Debtor?

If you are owed outstanding payments by a person or company, and they don’t appear to intend on repaying you, ...
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How Should I Conduct A Due Diligence Check Before Purchasing A Business?

When purchasing a business, it is essential to ensure that the business is suitable for your needs, and that the ...
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Four Steps to Getting Paid Faster and Avoiding Bad Debt

As the COVID pandemic continues to impact business revenue an inevitable result is customers will be slow in paying their ...
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What is a Lawful and Reasonable Direction in the Context of COVID-19?

COVID-19 has resulted in several changes being made to working arrangements and structures. Many workplaces have seen the introduction of ...
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Understanding Borrower’s Obligations in Loan Agreements

If you have borrowed money, or intend to so, it is crucial that you understand what your obligations are under ...
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Differences Between an Asset Sale, Sale of a Business and Share Sale- Which One Should You Use?

If you are looking to buy or sell a business, it is important to consider the legal, commercial and financial ...
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Understanding Your Rights With Retail/Commercial Leases Amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the capacity of many individuals to execute their work, with tenants and landlords of ...
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