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Incentivise your employees

Which is better - an employee share option plan or an employee share scheme? It is often said being in business is not always easy, but it certainly can be…

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What can be trade marked?

A question we often get asked by our clients is what can be trade marked? It is a very valid question as there is often a lot of confusion around…

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Major changes to Australia’s Franchising Code of Conduct

A mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct (‘the Code’) has been in operation in Australia since 1 October 1998. It was revised on 1 January 2015 and the Australian Government is…

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Offsetting Arrangements – Fair Work changes to Casual Employment

On 9 December 2020, the Morrison Government introduced a major workplace reform Bill with significant changes to casual employment. Key changes to casual employment can be viewed here. The purpose…

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GST in Contracts – Get it right or you could regret it

People say that lawyers love “grey areas” and loopholes. I think this only applies to lawyers acting for clients who stand to win because of badly drafted contracts. The lawyers…

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Selling a commercial property? Do your homework first

Retail shops, strata titled commercial offices, standalone office buildings, industrial sheds, industrial land - these are some of the different kinds of commercial property. Each type has its own features which…

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How do I register my trade mark?

We have over 25 years’ experience assisting clients protect their valuable intellectual property and in particular, their unique product or service which is their trade mark. Your trade mark simply…

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Employee Share Scheme

Attracting, training and retaining good employees is an ever-increasing issue in the business world and likely to be something all business owners in a post COVID-19 world will have to…

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Relief from transfer duty for small business restructures in Queensland

The Queensland Government has introduced an administrative guideline which will allow owners of small business entities to incorporate their business structure and transfer the assets without incurring transfer duty. Public…

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Can I issue a statutory demand against a company for bad debts?

A creditor who is owed money can issue a Statutory Demand pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001 (Act) requiring a company to pay a debt within 21 days of service.…

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Why it is important to protect your trade mark in COVID-19

We recently had occasion to protect our client’s trade marks in circumstances where a business which was clearly breaching it was in a designated ‘hot spot’ zone. Our client was…

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Workplace Policies – To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

As the Australian Federal Government’s COVID-19 vaccines start rolling out you may be asking whether the vaccine is mandatory, or whether your employer can force you to take the vaccine…

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