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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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Commercial leases – Responsibility for repairs and maintenance

A commercial lease is a legally binding contract that gives a tenant certain rights over a property for a set ...
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Being the executor in a deceased estate

After a person dies someone has to look after the assets of that person and pay the person's debts. Although ...
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Does your employment contract measure up?

If you are entering into an employment contract do you know what should be included? If you are an employer ...
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Fair Work Commission Anti-Bullying Orders explained

The Fair Work Commission has powers to make anti-bullying orders when a worker has been bullied by an individual or ...
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Buying a property at auction Things you need to know BEFORE the auction day

Buying a property can often be an intimidating process, especially at auction where you are competing with other buyers and ...
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An Overview of Guarantees and Indemnities

It is important that anyone who is asked to provide a guarantee or indemnity understands precisely what their liabilities are ...
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Welcome Peter Bourke

We welcome Peter Bourke to the team as a solicitor. Peter completed his Bachelor of Commerce in 2010 and completed ...
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Traps to Avoid when buying a Property – pre contract inspections

Traps to Avoid when buying a Property – pre contract inspections Buying a home is the biggest investment or financial ...
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Everyone is talking about ‘corporate governance’…. But what does this actually mean?

Everyone is talking about ‘corporate governance’…. But what does this actually mean? In recent times the term ‘corporate governance’, and ...
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The Power of a Statutory Demand

The Power of a Statutory Demand If you are in business, whether it’s in the capacity of a company director, ...
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What to do if you receive an ATO Director Penalty Notice

Did you know that company directors may potentially become personally liable for unremitted Pay As You Go (PAYG) deductions and ...
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Verification of Identity in property transactions

Verification of Identity (VOI) is a process used to confirm the identity of a person. The VOI process is essential ...
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Important changes to stamp duty for spouse transfers from 1 July 2017. Act now.

The recent Victorian Budget made a significant change to existing exemption on stamp duty for spousal transfers.  The current position ...
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Choosing a Business Structure

There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages ...
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How Effective are your Post Employment Restraints

Much damage can be done to a business where an executive or senior manager resigns taking valuable customer information and ...
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