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Essential Elements of a Contract

What are the Essential Elements of a Contract?

If you have entered into an agreement with another party, it is important to ensure your contract is valid, and ...
What are the Legal Requirements for Starting a Business in Australia?

What are the Legal Requirements for Starting a Business in Australia?

Legal Requirements for Business When considering the legal requirements for a business and the legalities of starting a business, it ...
How Do I Patent an App Idea?

How Do I Patent an App Idea?

While developing your own app may be exciting, it is vital that you have proper legal protection of your Intellectual ...
Outgoings and Retail Leases

Outgoings and Retail Leases

Often a tenant will have to pay other expenses on top of the rent. These additional expenses are called outgoings ...
Confidentiality Agreement

Key Terms Which Should be Included in a Sale of Business Confidentiality Agreement

When a sale of a business is being negotiated, it is standard practice that both the purchaser and the vendor ...
An Overview of Investing in a Company

An Overview to Investing in a Company

For companies to develop and grow, it is critical that there is access to funding or capital. The owners of ...

Do I Need a Shareholders’ Agreement for My Business?

When starting a business with another person, there are many matters to carefully consider.  Part of this includes contingency planning ...
Buying an online business - Lord Commercial Lawyers

What Should I Consider When Purchasing an Online Business?

Purchasing a business can be exciting, but it is important to consider the legal and commercial issues. Regardless of whether ...
Unfair dismissal - Lord Commercial Lawyers

Unfair Dismissals and High-Income Threshold

Employers and employees need to know where they stand regarding unfair dismissal claims. In this article, we outline what the ...
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Audio Recordings In The Workplace – Things To Keep In Mind

Complaints of inappropriate behaviour or conduct in the workplace, including bullying or harassment, may require a workplace investigation. Part of ...
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Do I need a Will?

Do I need a Will? People often ask do I need a Will. The answer is yes unless you are ...

Transferring A Lease When Selling A Business

If you are selling a business which is operating from leased premises, the purchaser will want to be able to ...
limiting your liability when consenting to personal guarantees

Personal Guarantees: 5 Steps To Reduce Your Exposure

A guarantee is a promise to pay a third parties’ debt. A typical example is where a director guarantees a ...
Termination Letter

Issuing Termination Letters – A Guide for Employers

Terminating a staff member’s employment can be challenging at the best of times – amid COVID-19, these challenges are heightened ...
Business Name

Will having a registered business name prevent others from using it

For many first time business owners, there is often confusion when it comes to exactly what type of protection a ...

Online defamation in the digital age – a cautionary tale

The widespread use of social media has significantly redefined modes of communication. In this ‘digital age’, characterised by platforms such ...

Three steps for effective debt recovery

One of the most important aspects of running a profitable business is to ensure that you avoid bad debts. To ...
Due Diligence

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 ...
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 ...

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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