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If an Employer breaches an employment contract can its restrictions be enforced?

Employment contracts often contain restraint of trade clauses seeking to restrict employees from engaging in certain conduct that may adversely ...
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The benefits of mediation in a commercial dispute

Lawyers are often stereotyped as being interested in prolonging an expensive Court action. More often this is untrue. Lawyers know ...
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Take care when buying a property off the Plan

The term “buying off the plan” usually refers to purchasing a property that is not yet registered as a separate ...
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Why it’s a bad idea to write your own Will

It is relatively easy to find a free Will template on the internet and fairly cheap to buy a Will ...
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Serving a Statutory Demand: Guidelines for Creditors

A statutory demand is a useful way to pressure a company to pay its debts. However, a creditor using a ...
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Understanding Unfair Dismissal Claims

Unfair dismissal matters can be complex and frustrating for both employers and employees alike. Since the commencement of the Fair ...
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Defending a claim in a deceased estate

Are you the executor of a Will facing a family provision claim? An executor is the legal personal representative appointed ...
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Rent relief and the new National Code of Conduct for Commercial Leases

The Federal Government has now made the much anticipated announcement regarding rent relief for tenants of commercial leases. The announcement ...
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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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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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