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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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Important steps to take if you are a creditor of a company in liquidation

It can be a stressful and complex period being a creditor of a company in liquidation. However, there are some ...
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Secured Creditors vs Unsecured Creditors: The Differences

The terms secured creditors and unsecured creditors appear frequently on media and in commercial contexts, so what are the key ...
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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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