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13 12, 2018

Simon Ridley

2018-12-13T10:21:34+00:00

Simon works with business owners and organisations to manage issues relating to their workers,  including ensuring compliance with employment laws and dispute resolution.  He also assists in general commercial law and disputes.

Simon Ridley2018-12-13T10:21:34+00:00
30 11, 2018

I thought it was just casual!

2018-11-30T10:53:52+00:00

The recent judgment of the Federal Court in the WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene case has had many employers very worried.  But we’re not convinced the decision actually changes anything.  Read on for our take on the WorkPac case. What was the WorkPac case about? Paul Skene was employed in 2010 as a casual [...]

I thought it was just casual!2018-11-30T10:53:52+00:00
30 10, 2018

5 things to consider when preparing or updating your incorporated association’s rules

2018-11-08T07:23:14+00:00

If you are involved with an incorporated association or considering setting one up, then chances are you have come across the term ‘model rules’. Did you know that you do not have to use the model rules? Incorporated associations can choose to write their own rules. Here are 5 things to consider when preparing or updating your incorporated association’s rules.

5 things to consider when preparing or updating your incorporated association’s rules2018-11-08T07:23:14+00:00
9 10, 2018

Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business

2018-10-11T14:37:13+00:00

The departure of an employee can be a difficult time for your business.  It is also a time that your business is exposed to the potential for real damage. If you establish a clear and consistent process for departing employees, you can protect your business and minimise the impact on staff and customers. Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business.

Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business2018-10-11T14:37:13+00:00
14 09, 2018

The key steps to successfully sell your business

2018-09-21T14:26:54+00:00

We have written a lot of technical stuff about selling a business. But we’re finding that more and more people want to understand the best high-level strategy to actually conclude a deal. This article sets out the key steps.

The key steps to successfully sell your business2018-09-21T14:26:54+00:00
21 08, 2018

Andrew’s 2nd interview with Kym Nitschke from ‘Accounting Insider’ Podcast

2018-08-22T07:54:39+00:00

In this follow up interview Andrew talks about mind mapping, making decisions, origins, guiding principals, channelling "Diver Dan", life balance, running a high-performance law firm, scaling systems and developing in-house web apps with Ukranian programmers! Missed the 1st interview?

Andrew’s 2nd interview with Kym Nitschke from ‘Accounting Insider’ Podcast2018-08-22T07:54:39+00:00
4 05, 2018

My trust is expiring – can I get an extension?

2018-05-08T16:25:41+00:00

We all love our trusts, but unfortunately they don't last forever. They have an ‘expiry date’.  When you reach this date, the Trust ends and its property must be distributed to beneficiaries. Before this time you need to consider who will be entitled to the assets, and what tax and stamp duty liabilities may be triggered. You also need to see if the date can be extended...

My trust is expiring – can I get an extension?2018-05-08T16:25:41+00:00
20 04, 2018

Forcing a sale of property in NSW

2018-06-14T15:53:17+00:00

It's relatively easy to get into property ownership with someone. But it can be considerably harder to get out. Particularly if you don't have a co-ownership agreement in place. Find out what court remedies may be available to you NSW if you find yourself stuck in a property.

Forcing a sale of property in NSW2018-06-14T15:53:17+00:00
20 04, 2018

Is the customer always right?

2018-04-23T15:46:59+00:00

Many businesses have built strong brands by treating customers well. But it is also important to ensure that no single customer can put your business at risk. You need to draw the line somewhere. This is where your terms of supply come in. However, these terms need to be consistent with the Australian Consumer Law.

Is the customer always right?2018-04-23T15:46:59+00:00
12 04, 2018

Mia Formichella

2018-10-02T12:26:23+00:00

Mia is a lawyer based in our Adelaide Office working in a number of areas, including estate planning, family law, insolvency and general commercial matters. She works alongside insolvency practitioners to assist in winding up the affairs of a company, and has provided support to business owners facing liquidation.

Mia Formichella2018-10-02T12:26:23+00:00