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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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Personal Liability for Company Directors

A company is an association incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the ‘Act’). The effect of incorporation gives the ...
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Employee or Contractor – do you know the difference?

It's important for all businesses to have systems in place to determine whether workers should be classified as employees or ...
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Does your business have a Will?

Most people recognise the importance of having a Will to determine how their estate is distributed when they pass. If ...
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Binding Death Benefit Nominations and your Self-Managed Superannuation Fund

Superannuation in Australia is governed by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth) (SIS Act) and Income Tax Assessment Act ...
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