The Government is introducing legislation [Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015] extending the unfair contract term protections under the Australian Consumer Law to small business.
Why is this being pursued?
It seems that the main motivation behind this action is to... Continue Reading
The laws applying to Australian companies are substantial and complex. The key to Australian company law is the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), as amended from time to time. It is a delight that a recent amendment created a “plain English” guide to company formation in... Continue Reading
Owners of growing businesses should build to sell, whether they intend to or not. They must see their business through the eyes of a potential buyer; warts and all. A potential buyer (i.e. their professional advisors) will lock onto risks and opportunities to determine the... Continue Reading
Advertising is all about putting your business in the best possible light. While a certain degree of creativity is essential to this process, you could be fined if your ads tell lies or misleading people. (more…)... Continue Reading
As the saying goes, the only things that are certain in this life are death and taxes. One day, you will move on from this mortal world and all that you have will stay behind, including your business. You need to consider how your business... Continue Reading
We are proud to announce that in January 2015, our founder and Legal Practitioner Director Joe Kafrouni was awarded “Family Business Lawyer of the Year in Australia” for 2015. This award is by Corporate INTL Global Award.
Joe also won this award in 2014.
“The award... Continue Reading
So far we have discussed many of the legal risks to your business. Let’s now talk about a business opportunity. Have you or your business created an idea, product or a service that no-one else has thought of before? If so, you may be able... Continue Reading
When a worker leaves your business, they may start or join another business in direct competition with yours using confidential information about your customers and suppliers. (more…)... Continue Reading
It almost goes without saying, but good employees are hard to find and the number of applications your business receives will frequently outweigh the positions you need to fill. We can help you to take steps now to minimize the harm your business may suffer... Continue Reading
In my experience, business brokers (and subsequently sellers) are of the view that only the physical assets itemised in the usual ”plant and equipment” type schedules to a business sale contract are included in the sale. Usually this is not so. (more…)... Continue Reading