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June

Enduring Powers of Attorney explained

A lot of people have heard of a Power of Attorney however most do not fully appreciate the extent of its power, the benefits it delivers or the types of

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26

June

Business Structures: Company

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This

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25

June

An Overview of Guarantees and Indemnities

It is important that anyone who is asked to provide a guarantee or indemnity understands precisely what their liabilities are under the arrangements.
In this article, we identify the distinguishing features

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06

April

The problem with death (another one) and your superannuation

A macabre thought. Imagine (apart from being a great Dad and valued husband) you are the sole breadwinner for your family of five. Imagine one day, (and contrary to your

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03

April

Are you a director of an insolvent company?

During difficult economic conditions it is important that all directors revisit their duties as directors and are aware of how the board should deal with the situation where a company

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03

April

Extension of the unfair contracts regime to small businesses

The Federal Government has enacted legislation extending the unfair contract term protections of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth)

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03

April

Superannuation splitting laws – things you need to know

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down property can be divided between the parties.

Superannuation is treated as property under the Family Law Act and as such can be

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28

February

Choosing a Business Structure

There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, partnership, trust and company.

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28

February

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 independent contractors, as tax, super and other government obligations are different depending on whether the working arrangement is employment or contracting.

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28

February

Why it’s a bad idea to write your own Will

It is relatively easy to find a free Will template on the internet and fairly cheap to buy a Will “kit” from a newsagent or online. There are also websites that have “data collectors” that take your information and create a Will for you seemingly without any legal expertise required.

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