What does equity crowdfunding look like in Australia?

Reading Time: 3 minutesFollowing the Federal Government’s announcement in September 2018 regarding changes to the equity crowdfunding legislation there has been a lot of hype within the startup community about the positive impact this will have. Equity crowdfunding is still a largely misunderstood concept. Whilst it can be a great way to put your business in the spotlight […]

Commentary: Employees and your business in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesA CHECKLIST TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE Employing people in your business is both an exciting milestone but can be burdensome given the robust employment law regime in place in Australia. Ensuing that you and your business are in line with the requirements of employment laws is important, both to the longevity of your company and your […]

Starting an Online Business in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesA QUICK LEGAL CHECKLIST You have a great idea for a product or service, you have your website up and running, and you’re getting ready to go to market online. It’s an exciting time and the last thing you want to think about is your company’s and your website’s legal compliance. But it’s an important […]

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Grandparents’ Rights under the Family Law Act in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesGrandparents are playing a greater role in many families, often due to the high cost of childcare and increasing rates of divorce.  But what happens when a grandparent is refused time with their grandchild or wishes to assume full care of a child?  What are grandparents’ rights in these circumstances? What the law says The […]

The Remuneration of Liquidators in Australia

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is of little surprise that judicial consideration of the remuneration of liquidators remains a topic close to the hearts of all those in the insolvency industry, particularly at a time when the market is more competitive than ever. That the remuneration as well as costs and expenses must be “reasonable” is well established but […]

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Requirements for Paying Out Redundancies in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesEnsuring that redundancies proceed as smoothly as possible can be a difficult exercise. In this, our final article in our three part series on redundancy, we discuss the requirements around paying out redundancies. ​After having firstly decided to implement redundancies, and successfully established who will be made redundant, it is important to ensure that the correct process […]

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The Commerical Leasing Do’s and Dont’s in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesAlmost every business has at least one lease. Leasing is a major overhead often not very well understood by business tenants. Learn how to get more out of your lease from the below do’s and don’ts. Do’s of Commercial Leasing Do shop around It goes without saying that it is worthwhile to hunt around for […]

4 Tips to Protect Your Business From Being Sued
4 Tips to Protect Your Business From Being Sued in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesGetting sued might be something that you think will never happen to you. Maybe you’re right. But what if it did? Are you doing all the right things to protect everything you’ve worked for? Small businesses can often be a target for being sued because people assume that they’ll settle rather than go through a […]

What If Your Business Partner Died Tonight?
Australia: What If Your Business Partner Died Tonight?

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s something most people never think about. And fair enough, it’s not a pleasant thing to ponder. But the reality is that if you’re in business with other people it’s wise to put in place a Buy / Sell Agreement. Buy / Sell Agreements require the ‘surviving’ partner or partners to buy out the other […]

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Why you need a Privacy Policy now in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesEvery business that turns over more than $3 million is regulated by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).  The Act and the Australian Privacy Principles set out rules for how you collect, use and store personal information. A business lawyer can reduce your risk of a breach. The Principles require most businesses to consider the privacy of personal information, […]

Employer’s OH&S Duties To Employees Who Work From Home
Employer’s OH&S Duties To Employees Who Work From Home in Australia

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article deals with the following questions: When does an employer owe a duty with respect to occupational health and safety to employees who work from home? What are those duties under the OHS Act 2004? What can or should an employer do to fulfil any obligation owed to employees who work from home? Do […]