Jessica assists clients with a range of disputes that arise both in their businesses and personal lives.

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24 04, 2019

Jessica Patrick

2019-04-24T18:48:42+00:00

Jessica assists clients with a range of disputes that arise both in their businesses and personal lives. Her experience includes: Business disputes including between directors and shareholders, Debt recovery and contractual disputes, Tax disputes, Corporations law, Insolvency issues including advising individuals, businesses or insolvency practitioners, Banking disputes, Employment law; and Consumer and fair trading [...]

Jessica Patrick2019-04-24T18:48:42+00:00
5 04, 2019

2019 Budget Impact Summary: Surplus to requirements?

2019-04-05T11:26:05+00:00

As a general rule, Budgets try to please as many people as possible, and upset as few as possible.  This strategy is even more important for a Budget in an election year - when short-term memories are still likely to be working on polling day.

2019 Budget Impact Summary: Surplus to requirements?2019-04-05T11:26:05+00:00
1 03, 2019

Crime never pays, but you might have to.

2019-03-01T15:33:05+00:00

As a business owner, you trust your employees to be honest. It’s therefore every employer’s worst fear to find out that an employee has been stealing from you. But what if then, that employee sues you, and your lawyer tells you that employee has a case?

Crime never pays, but you might have to.2019-03-01T15:33:05+00:00
1 03, 2019

If you see the word ‘indemnity’ in a contract – SEEK LEGAL ADVICE IMMEDIATELY

2019-03-05T07:20:30+00:00

Indemnities are often treated like a ‘standard’ or ‘boilerplate’ contract clause, when they are anything but. If they are ignored or overlooked, you could be in trouble when something goes wrong. However, when used properly, indemnity clauses can help you to manage your risk when entering into an agreement.

If you see the word ‘indemnity’ in a contract – SEEK LEGAL ADVICE IMMEDIATELY2019-03-05T07:20:30+00:00
13 01, 2019

Four ways to challenge Director Penalty Notices

2019-02-01T07:24:37+00:00

The ATO is using Director Penalty Notices more often. However, the ATO officers are only human and they can make mistakes. There are four main ways in which your DPN may be challenged.

Four ways to challenge Director Penalty Notices2019-02-01T07:24:37+00:00
21 12, 2018

Our good news stories for 2018

2019-01-15T10:15:48+00:00

How we helped business owners build and sustain strong business growth Our clients own a rapidly growing equipment hire business. To sustain this growth, they needed to ‘clean up’ and simplify their business structure to ensure that the business was operating as efficiently as possible. With our detailed understanding of tax roll-over concessions, we [...]

Our good news stories for 20182019-01-15T10:15:48+00:00
13 12, 2018

How to operate a bank account

2019-02-01T07:41:36+00:00

You would think this is obvious. Some of us can still remember our first school savings account with the State Bank, pink piggybank and all… But when you start involving companies, trusts and partnerships, things can get a little more complicated.

How to operate a bank account2019-02-01T07:41:36+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