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Do I Need to Sign a Confidentiality Agreement?

11th December 2019 - Category: Business Management

A Confidentiality Agreement is a common legal document in Australia. If you are involved in business in Australia, whether as an employee, a partner, a service provider, or a business owner, then you are likely to come across confidentiality agreements quite frequently. [...]

Should I Lend Money to Friends or Family?

7th December 2019 - Category: Business Management

Lending money to friends and family is common in Australia. In the right circumstances, it can provide help in a time of need, and can be a satisfying way to assist someone that you care about. [...]

How Can an Employer Terminate an Employment Agreement?

1st October 2019 - Category: Human Resources and Employment Law

Terminating an employee is a stressful and challenging experience for many Australian employers. In addition to the various emotions that are likely to be involved, particularly on the part of the employee, there is also the possibility of legal action if the employer does not handle the matter properly. [...]

How Will the Changes to the Competition and Consumer Act Affect my Service Agreements and Intellectual Property Agreements?

28th August 2019 - Category: Intellectual Property and New Technologies

The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) ("the CCA") is being amended, with effect from 13 September 2019. These changes could have wide ranging implications for various agreements that deal with intellectual property ("IP"). [...]

How to Transfer Business Ownership

26th July 2019 - Category: Business Management

Business transfers happen regularly in Australia, and can take many different forms. Businesses may be bought and sold on the open market, transferred to children or other family members, or restructured resulting in a transfer from one legal entity to another. [...]

Commercial Lease Agreement - who has the Duty to Maintain and Repair?

26th July 2019 - Category: Commercial Property

A commercial lease is an important document which may be used when one party (the tenant) is renting commercial property from another party (the landlord). If you are planning to enter a commercial lease agreement, then it is important that you take the time to read it and to get your head around the terms contained within it. [...]

How to Get your Debtor to Pay

4th July 2019 - Category: Sales and Commerce

Chasing debtors is unfortunately an all too common part of running a business in Australia. You've done the work and sent an invoice, but the client has ignored it. [...]

How to Terminate your Commercial Lease Agreement

24th May 2019 - Category: Commercial Property

It is common for commercial leases to be created for a term of several years or more. But circumstances can change, and sometimes landlords or tenants find that they need to terminate the lease early. [...]

Obligations of Tenants and Landlords under a Commercial Lease

24th May 2019 - Category: Commercial Property

A commercial lease is a common document in Australia, and is used to outline the relationship between a landlord and tenant, when a tenant is renting a commercial property. Importantly, a commercial lease is different from a retail lease, although both are used in relation to commercial properties in Australia. [...]

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for your Business

1st May 2019 - Category: Business Formation and Structure

There are several ways to structure a business in Australia, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the best legal structure for your own situation therefore requires careful consideration. [...]

What's the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

11th April 2019 - Category: Employment Contracts

Work culture in Australia has been rapidly changing in recent years. Because of this, many companies are choosing to create a workforce based on what works for them, hiring employees for some roles through an Employment Agreement, and hiring contractors for other roles through a Service Agreement. [...]