Your Workplace Rights in Australia

Reading Time: 2 minutesBreach of Workplace Rights The majority of workplaces in Australia are covered by the Fair Work Act 2009. As a full- or part-time employee in Australia, you have rights that cannot be breached. As an employer in Australia, you have a duty to uphold the law and make sure you are providing a workplace that is in […]

Conveyancing – What is it?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat is conveyancing? Simply said, conveyancing relates to the legal process of transferring the right of ownership of a property from one person, or entity, to another. However, this process can be greatly varied due to the different types of properties available and laws governing the process in each instance. Different buyers and sellers, with […]

Curveball Series: Receiving a Death Threat or Being Stalked

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Internet is a many splendored thing. The ways it helps reduce the distance between friends and family members who may not live in the same city or even country would have been unthought of in a previous century. Unfortunately, as such great things tend to be, the Internet is also a double edge sword. […]

Curveball Series: Sudden Death of Key Man

Reading Time: 3 minutesImagine if your business suddenly lost its founder, CEO, CFO or top-grossing salesperson due to their sudden death. A sad and pretty devastating idea, isn’t it? The passing of an important figure within a small or medium enterprise (SME) can be especially debilitating. It might be the kind of thing that keeps you up at […]

5 Things to Ask Yourself About Life Insurance

Reading Time: 4 minutesSome people know a lot about life insurance while others know very little. The one thing that most people seem to know and agree on, however, is that they need it. Maybe lots of it. Some people might go and ask questions about life insurance of friends, colleagues or loved ones but, the truth it, how […]

Curveball Series: Breach of Employment Contract – For Employers

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe do not like to think that our employees might divulge sensitive company information or make an exit en masse for a competing firm but the truth is, it happens. When it suddenly comes to light that an employee has breached their employment contract by sharing information with a competitor, been working towards their own […]

Conveyancing Gone Wrong – Sue, Mediate or Arbitrate?

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen you deal with estate agencies and real estate matters, you might find yourself in disputes arising from the following issues: the amount of commission payable the work spectrum of the salesperson/ meeting of expectation/ service delivery (e.g. is the salesperson responsible for the turning on of the utilities when it is clearly stated on […]

Curveball Series: Being Sued for Breach of Contract

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe very seed of human civilisation was planted with the cherished notion of co-operation and in our daily interactions with others, we form oral or implied agreement with those around us. More recently, with the proliferation of “user agreements”, we find ourselves giving consent to organisations who seek to bind us legally with fine print […]

What to Negotiate For in a Singapore Expat Package

Reading Time: 3 minutesExpat packages are one of the reasons that executives originally considered taking positions overseas. It wasn’t seen as an attractive thing to be far from their home country, extended family and friends. What made these packages attractive were the seemingly endless perks that could include housing compensation, school fees for their children, paid trips to […]

Real Estate Investments in Southeast Asia: How Safe is Your Money?

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you been reading up on the financial benefits of buying rental property in Southeast Asia? Are you thinking that the time is right to let your money earn more in these emerging markets? Maybe you’ve found a resort you’d like to invest in and you’re really close to picking up the phone to call […]

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Buying Land and Freestanding Homes in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesBuying a condo, townhouse or apartment in Thailand is pretty straightforward for foreigners. In order to keep the real estate market moving, the government streamlined this process several years ago. Buying land or a freestanding home, on the other hand, is more complicated. It’s more complicated, particularly, because it’s not legal for foreigners to own […]

Singapore Income Tax Responsibilities for Expats

Reading Time: 2 minutesTaxes are one of the things that plays most heavily on people’s minds when they are thinking about moving abroad. Most people are well-versed in the tax laws of their own countries but know very little about tax laws in other jurisdictions. It’s quite normal to be unsure of what you will be responsible for, […]