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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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Residential contracts – what’s new for sellers

Residential contracts – what’s new for sellers

As the property market continues to heat up, sellers are reminded there are several new obligations when it comes to residential contracts. Here’s a summary of what you need to know before completing the sale of your house or land: Compliant smoke alarms: You must...

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Company directors – this one’s for you

Company directors – this one’s for you

The Federal Government has new legislation requiring all company directors to have a Director Identification Number (DIN) in a bid to combat the rise of fake director registrations.  DINs are a unique identifier which will stay with an individual director forever,...

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Foreign investment fees going up

Foreign investment fees going up

Investing in the Australian property market from overseas has just become a little more expensive. The Federal Government has doubled foreign investment application fees, which brings a boost to the government’s coffers, but what does it mean for you? Firstly, a...

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Building contract woes

Building contract woes

With the increase in the cost of building materials and delays in construction due to labour shortages and other issues, we’re getting a lot of questions about building contracts. Can your builder increase the price of a fixed-price building contract?  In most cases,...

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5 Hidden Expenses To Watch for When Buying a Business

5 Hidden Expenses To Watch for When Buying a Business

There are plenty of advantages to buying an established business. You don't need to spend time setting up workflows, hiring staff, buying equipment, and establishing a client base. All you need to do is figure out how to make the business work. However, it's difficult...

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Ask These 5 Questions Before Buying a Business

Ask These 5 Questions Before Buying a Business

Buying an existing business presents an exciting opportunity. But before you jump in, there are certain things you must consider, such as asking the right questions before you sign a contract. From small businesses to big corporations, you must decide wisely before...

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5 Questions That Businesses Need to Ask Their Lawyer

5 Questions That Businesses Need to Ask Their Lawyer

Just about every business needs to work with a lawyer to ensure that they are fully protected. Indeed, businesses rely on their lawyers for a variety of important services, from providing critical legal advice to helping with complex transactions. However, not all...

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Understanding the Key Clauses in a SaaS Agreement

Understanding the Key Clauses in a SaaS Agreement

If you offer software as a service, it's important to have a solid agreement in place with each of your customers. Depending on the type of customer and how they access your software, the agreement may vary. However, there are some key clauses that should be included...

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Questions You Should Ask Your Brisbane Conveyancing Solicitor

Questions You Should Ask Your Brisbane Conveyancing Solicitor

A good conveyancing solicitor will help ensure that you don't have any regrets about a property transaction, even years later. They will make sure all the paperwork is in order and that your interests are protected. Here are some of the answers to some of the most...

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How to Handle Intellectual Property Rights Being Infringed

How to Handle Intellectual Property Rights Being Infringed

We value everything we do, especially if our work involves producing or manufacturing products. As workers, we all have rights that we're entitled to, and they're protected by law. However, there are times when a competitor might intentionally or unintentionally...

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4 General Legal Considerations For App Developments

4 General Legal Considerations For App Developments

It’s crucial for app developers to be mindful of the legal considerations and implications of their products. These are crucial to the app structure and to ensure that it will run smoothly.  Creating an app isn’t only about getting a good idea and developing it....

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Undeniable Advantages Of Hiring A Commercial Lawyer

Undeniable Advantages Of Hiring A Commercial Lawyer

Legal missteps can be disastrous for businesses, especially small to medium ones. Large companies have the resources to weather almost any blunder, but a small mistake could cost a smaller business a lot of money and damage its reputation. Hiring a commercial lawyer...

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Franchising: What It Is And The Pros And Cons Of Franchising

Franchising: What It Is And The Pros And Cons Of Franchising

Are you planning on opening a franchise in Australia? If so, the chances are that you believe buying your own business is a safe way to get things started. However, you must be aware that there will be risks and challenges that you will face and must understand before...

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Trademarks and Why They’re So Important for Your Business

Trademarks and Why They’re So Important for Your Business

While you might think that registering your business name gives you exclusive rights to it, that isn't the case. That's why registering your business name alone isn't enough to protect your name and brand. In fact, other people can take your name and use it,...

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The Advantages of Seeking Legal Advice in Buying a Franchise

The Advantages of Seeking Legal Advice in Buying a Franchise

Buying a franchise entails familiarising yourself with the legal aspect of running a business. It is important that you know the documents you need to fill out and the legal entities you will be involved with. You should also be aware of the franchiser agreements you...

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4 Things to Consider When Hiring a Corporate Lawyer for SMEs

4 Things to Consider When Hiring a Corporate Lawyer for SMEs

Legal blunders may have a catastrophic effect on any organisation, especially for SMEs or small-to-medium-sized enterprises. Large corporations may have the capacity to withstand nearly anything. Yet, a tiny error for a smaller business may cost them a lot of money...

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Why Should I Engage a Lawyer when Selling My Business

Why Should I Engage a Lawyer when Selling My Business

When you're about to sell your company, you need to have a good grasp of all the legal aspects. So, does that mean you need a lawyer? There are a lot of different parts of the process to consider, like taxes, contracts, employment, intellectual property, and plenty of...

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Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Contracts

Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Contracts

Unfortunately, when a dispute arises, a contract is scrutinised even more closely as parties attempt to determine their rights in a given situation. Getting it right in contractual dealings should begin as soon as you consider or are approached to enter a contract,...

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5 Tips To Properly Incorporate Your Sole Proprietorship

5 Tips To Properly Incorporate Your Sole Proprietorship

Are you trying to incorporate your sole proprietorship business? Well, it takes time to do so, not to mention quite a challenge if you don't know what you are doing. Sole proprietorships are quite different from incorporated businesses; the obvious point is that it is...

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5 Common Residential Conveyancing Mistakes to Avoid

5 Common Residential Conveyancing Mistakes to Avoid

Conveyancing is a long and arduous process that every home buyer or seller must face. There’s really no skipping it as you need it if you want to buy or sell a property and make sure that the transaction goes smoothly. If you’re new to the idea of conveyancing, there...

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How You Can Protect Your Brand Using Trademarks

How You Can Protect Your Brand Using Trademarks

There are various challenges that you need to navigate and persevere against when running a business. Some of the most troublesome battles, though, have to do with trademarking. It's hard when another business steals your idea or accuses you of being a copycat. This...

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