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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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20

February

Introduction to Medical Negligence Claims and Complaints for Clinicians – Mitigating and Limiting Risk Factors of Practice

This article will attempt to provide a guide to clinicians, whereby they can actively limit their risk to medico-legal claims and complaints through very simple day to day activities. This article will focus on clinicians within the New South Wales jurisdiction, but is applicable to all clinicians within Australia.

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09

February

How could one clerical mistake cost $23 million?

By now, most businesses have heard of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPS Register) and the importance it plays in securing interests over personal property. In fact, some businesses have employees dedicated to monitoring their registrations on the PPS Register. Whilst all may seem in order, it is becoming apparent that a number of registrations have been done incorrectly and as such, are deemed defective.

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06

February

Binding Financial Agreements – Do They Kill The Romance?

Binding Financial Agreements (‘BFA’), popularised as pre-nuptial agreements in America are often touted as “romance killers”, and there have been many examples before the Family Court which support this view.

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23

January

The power of the ATO and family law settlements

Many clients come to see a family lawyer wanting to talk about issues related to the ATO, while others haven’t turned their minds to their own tax affairs for some time.

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