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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

FAQ on Estate Planning

While many people are unlikely to nominate estate planning aka “Thinking about what will happen to my assets when I ...

Business Structures – Trusts

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in ...

Estate Planning & Testamentary Trusts

For an increasing number of high net worth individuals with complex professional and personal affairs, the question of how best ...

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 ...
updates to personal property security register Australia

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...
our commercial lawyer checks unfair contract for terms of agreement

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 ...
Company directors personal liability risks

Personal Liability for Company Directors

Personal liability for company directors means, that in certain circumstances, directors can be held to be personally liable for losses ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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