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Asset protection through a gift and loan back strategy

How to protect your equity in your house or assets against claims from unsecured creditors In today’s world it is risky being in business. Your assets, including your house, can…

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Terms and Conditions of trade for your business

The Terms and Conditions (Ts & Cs) of Trade go to the heart of any relationship with a business and its customers and/or clients. It is important that any business…

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Employee entitlements when buying or selling a business in Queensland

One of the most important assets of any business is its employees and it is imperative that when you are buying or selling a business, you appreciate how they are…

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Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) changes in response to global pandemic

The Commonwealth Government has moved quickly it would seem to stop foreign nationals buying up Australian assets at bargain basement prices in the current crisis. The threshold for any foreign…

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Setting up, buying or selling a business in Queensland

Embarking into the world of business requires careful planning and an understanding of your legal and financial obligations. There are several ways of entering into business. You can buy an…

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Commercial Lease obligations in a pandemic

To say that commercial landlords and tenants are facing challenging times is an understatement! The effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 are pushing countless businesses to the limit. The lease…

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Warranties and Refunds – what a business needs to know

In Australia a consumer is protected when they purchase any goods and services by the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Act). A consumer is a person or corporation who acquires: goods…

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Employer obligations to employees in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Employers all over the country are struggling with how to look after and manage their workforce and employees. There is no doubt we are in unprecedented times not just here…

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Force majeure and frustration in commercial contracts and coronavirus (covid-19)

In these increasingly uncertain times, both in Australia and globally with Coronavirus (COVID-19) the terms Force Majeure and Frustration is increasingly being discussed in the context of commercial contracts. What…

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Restaurant Employees – Are you being served the wrong wage?

Over the past few years the restaurant industry has been shaken by the revelations of underpaid staff by high-end restaurants such as Dinner by Heston and those belonging to George…

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Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) – What is it?

On November 1, 2018 the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, or AFCA, commenced to receive complaints from consumers and small business. What is the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (‘AFCA’)? AFCA is not…

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Costly false accusations – Wagner & Ors v Nine Network Australia & Ors

(📸 By Timothy - Flickr: Lake Annand 2, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12650243) On 6 September 2019 in the Supreme Court of Queensland, under the direction of Justice Applegarth, a jury…

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