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Sunset Dates

Sunset Dates

Article by Peter Lee, Property Law Accredited Specialist   There has been plenty of public debate lately about sunset dates and the termination of contracts. Mainly these focus on the plight of buyers who signed a contract years ago at what was then market prices,...

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Welcome Mark Jenvey

Welcome Mark Jenvey

Property Lawyer Joins GLG Legal GLG Legal is excited to announce that Mark Jenvey, a property lawyer with over 20 years of experience has joined the firm as Special Counsel in Brisbane. Mark brings a wealth of expertise and capability in commercial, industrial and...

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Things to Consider When Selling Your Small Business

Things to Consider When Selling Your Small Business

Are you planning on selling your small business soon? It may be hard to sell it quickly if you have no experience in this field. There are many things to consider when doing so, as you’ll want to get fair compensation for what you’ll be trading away. This article will...

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E-conveyancing: risks and rewards

E-conveyancing: risks and rewards

E-conveyancing refers to property transactions that are settled electronically, and as of February 20 this year, they’re compulsory in Queensland. Mandatory e-conveyancing aims to ensure property transactions are completed quickly and consistently, and it also brings...

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Don’t sign that contract just yet

Don’t sign that contract just yet

Buying a house is one of the biggest financial and emotional commitments you’re likely to make, so it’s important to ensure every detail is just right. Getting the sale contract reviewed by a qualified solicitor could potentially save you a lot of heartache, money and...

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What is a patent, and can I get one?

What is a patent, and can I get one?

What is a patent, and can I get one? We’ve all heard the expression “that’s a great idea, you should patent it”. But what does getting a patent entail? And are there things that cannot be patented? A patent is legal protection for any device, substance, method, or...

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Trademark registration – how to protect your brand

Trademark registration – how to protect your brand

The best way to protect your brand is with a trademark registration. A trademark registration can cover your business name, logo, or even a slogan. With a registered trademark, you will have exclusive rights to those names and images, and the right to use them for the...

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Why you need a cease-and-desist letter

Why you need a cease-and-desist letter

If you think someone has stolen your work, is using a trademark or design too similar to yours, or is using your patent without consent, you need a cease-and-desist letter. An intellectual property (IP) cease-and-desist letter is the first step in dealing with IP...

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Why you need a shareholder agreement

Why you need a shareholder agreement

A shareholder’s agreement is a contract between the shareholders of a company, which governs the relationship between each shareholder, and specifies who controls the company. While it’s not a legal requirement, if your company has more than one shareholder, it’s...

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Think carefully before clicking “publish”

Think carefully before clicking “publish”

When is a publisher not a publisher? According to the High Court, when it’s Google. In a landmark defamation case, the court has confirmed that publishing hyperlinks to defamatory material written by others does not count as publication – or republication. However,...

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What is the principal place of residence exemption?

What is the principal place of residence exemption?

When a property is sold, it is a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) asset, meaning you may be liable to pay tax on all, or part of the profits from the sale. However, there’s an exemption for a property that is your principal place of residence – the home where you live most of...

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What is the franchise code of conduct?

What is the franchise code of conduct?

Franchising is a popular business model that allows you to operate a business under the brand of another business. Famous examples of a franchise in Australia include Pool Werx, Muffin Break, and Jim’s Mowing. A franchisee is a sole trader, partnership or company...

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Planning Your Exit – What to Know When Selling Your Business

Planning Your Exit – What to Know When Selling Your Business

Selling your hard-earned business is a potential exit strategy once you’re ready to close your books to start a new chapter in your life. There are many reasons a business owner would want to let go of their company. To ensure a smooth-sailing transition of power and...

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Licence v franchise – what’s the difference?

Licence v franchise – what’s the difference?

Two of the most common types of businesses in Australia are licensed businesses and a franchised business. But what’s the difference? Both models are business agreements in which certain aspects of the brand are shared in exchange for a fee.  However, a franchising...

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What is a “going concern”?

What is a “going concern”?

When you’re selling a business as a going concern, it means you are selling everything that’s necessary for the continued operation of that business. It also means that you will continue running the business until the day of the settlement. According to the Australian...

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What is e-conveyancing?

What is e-conveyancing?

E-conveyancing refers to property transactions that are settled electronically, and as of February 20 this year, they’re compulsory in Queensland. Mandatory e-conveyancing aims to ensure property transactions are completely quickly and consistently. It also brings...

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Understanding a Deed of Release Contract

Understanding a Deed of Release Contract

WHAT IS A DEED OF RELEASE? A deed of release is a legal document formed between two parties that brings a dispute or an agreement to an end, and can in fact can be used to prevent a dispute from arising in the future. Generally speaking, a ‘release’ is a discharge of...

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Residential contracts – what’s new for buyers

Residential contracts – what’s new for buyers

  Australians’ obsession with the property market continues unabated. Earlier this year the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) brought in some changes to the way contracts for sale are drawn up. As a buyer, here’s what’s new for you: Compliant smoke...

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Your obligations under the new franchise laws

Your obligations under the new franchise laws

  Franchising laws have changed again, and if you’re a franchise business owner it’s important you’re up to the date with the latest requirements. The government has introduced the online Franchise Disclosure Register, which is a database of franchisors’...

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Think before clicking ‘Publish’

Think before clicking ‘Publish’

When is a publisher not a publisher? According to the High Court, when it’s Google. In a landmark defamation case, the court has confirmed that publishing hyperlinks to defamatory material written by others does not count as publication – or republication. However,...

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