Our Blog

At fc lawyers we’re strong believers in giving back, we believe that we need to take an active role in the greater community to help create a better world for not just us, but everyone. Scroll down and see how we are continually engaging in the community to make a true difference.

documentation to start your own business lawyer startup solicitor queensland commercial brisbane

What documentation do I need to start my own business?

One of the most common questions I get asked by clients when starting a business is what documentation do I need? There is no one answer that fits all the…

Read more
covid-19 vaccine employment law jab coronavirus business lawyers queensland sunshine coast brisbane

Employment Update – No Jab, No Job

From 17 December 2021, or when 80% of Queenslanders (16+) have been fully vaccinated (whichever comes first), unvaccinated Queenslanders will not be able to: visit vulnerable settings (hospitals, residential aged…

Read more
director identification number din company directors business law queensland australia

Do I need a Director Identification Number? – yes, you do

The Australian Government has introduced a new regime for Directors of Australian companies. The legislative package introduced two things which will change how Australian companies operate: A new National Business…

Read more
sexual harassment in the workplace employment law brisbane queensland solicitors business lawyers

Sexual Harassment in the workplace

From 11 November 2021, eligible workers can make an application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) seeking an order to stop sexual harassment if they believe they have been sexually…

Read more
release of mortgage queensland conveyancing purchasing a house brisbane buying selling sunshine coast

What is a release of mortgage?

Whoever lends a buyer or property owner money will usually secure the loan with a mortgage registered on the title. This is mainly to ensure that the mortgagee is paid…

Read more
buying a business asset sale share sale commercial lawyers business solicitors queensland brisbane sunshine coast

Buying a business – asset or share sale?

In 30 years of practice, I have acted for thousands of clients when buying or selling their businesses. One of the first questions I get asked apart from whether I…

Read more
personal property securities register PPSR business lawyers brisbane sunshine coast solicitors commercial law firm queensland

Charges and the Personal Property Securities Register

A charge is granted by a company (chargor) to the lender (chargee) to secure the payment of a debt or an obligation over the personal property of a company. A…

Read more
commercial landlords leasing landlord tenants business lawyers sunshine coast brisbane queensland

Commercial landlords and tenants – pay attention to your lease

Most landlords and tenants get along pretty well. Tenants want to get on with making a living without having to fight the landlord about repairs or rent reviews. Landlords want…

Read more
self-managed super funds smsf property purchase residential property commercial property lawyers brisbane queensland solicitors

Self-managed super funds (SMSF) and purchasing property

Self-managed super funds (SMSF) are part of the investment landscape in Australia. Statistics indicate that there are nearly 600,000 SMSFs in Australia with a total of around 1.1 million members. They…

Read more
queensland off the plan property contract terminate sunset clause sunset date lawyers solicitors brisbane sunshine coast

Can I terminate my off the plan contract in Queensland?

What is an off the plan contract? In simple terms an off the plan contract relates to the purchase of a property before the construction has been completed and the…

Read more
put and call option queensland property contracts brisbane lawyers sunshine coast solicitors

Put and call options and their role in property transactions

Whilst we usually associate put and call options with property developers, they are becoming very much more mainstream. They can be an invaluable tool when negotiating with a seller but…

Read more
franchising code brisbane franchise lawyers queensland solicitors business law

The new franchising code – beware of the changes

There are changes afoot in the franchising industry and they will have a significant impact on the relationship between franchisor and franchisee. There is no doubt that recent well publicised…

Read more
1 2 3 24