Areas of Law

20 08, 2019

Careful what you say about the future – misleading representations

2019-08-22T08:43:13+00:00

It’s not unusual to make a decision to enter into an agreement, based on a statement or promise by the other party about the future will hold. Then when that promise doesn’t hold or ring true, you could find yourself out of pocket.

Careful what you say about the future – misleading representations2019-08-22T08:43:13+00:00
20 08, 2019

Sharpcan Case Update – Revenue expenditure or capital expenditure?

2019-08-22T08:44:57+00:00

Our opinion about the Sharpcan case (Commissioner of Taxation v Sharpcan Pty Ltd [2018] FCAFC 163), being a Federal Court case from late 2018 (a copy of the full judgment can be found here: https://www.ato.gov.au/law/view/pdf/misc-case/rdr_2018fcafc163.pdf).

Sharpcan Case Update – Revenue expenditure or capital expenditure?2019-08-22T08:44:57+00:00
7 08, 2019

Hey founder, are you being left behind?

2019-08-07T15:43:20+00:00

Founding a company is a lot easier than retaining control of it. Part of your journey will necessarily involve other people. First, it may be a co-founder. Then family and friend investors, and ultimately professional investors. During this evolution, the chances of you being left behind, and things getting out of control, increase exponentially. We’ll help you get back in control, with a binding entitlement to what you’re worth.

Hey founder, are you being left behind?2019-08-07T15:43:20+00:00
4 07, 2019

Practical tips to navigate the (sometimes) complicated world of Modern Awards

2019-07-05T13:01:49+00:00

Picture this: You are a small business owner. After getting through the first five years of trade, you are starting to see returns on the time, emotion and finances that you have invested into the business. Then a document comes in the mail and your fortune turns on its head. You are faced with a claim by a former employee and you realise your business is faced with an unexpected liability worth thousands of dollars. All due to a clause nested in a Modern Award that you had simply overlooked or misunderstood. Here’s how to avoid becoming that business.

Practical tips to navigate the (sometimes) complicated world of Modern Awards2019-07-05T13:01:49+00:00
13 06, 2019

Supportive and empathetic, providing timely advice and guidance

2019-06-13T17:15:04+00:00

Andreyev Lawyers - supportive and empathetic. This was a difficult process but Andreyev Lawyers provided timely advice and guidance and I was confident that they were doing their upmost.

Supportive and empathetic, providing timely advice and guidance2019-06-13T17:15:04+00:00
18 04, 2019

When should directors be personally liable for tax debts?

2019-04-19T11:49:13+00:00

As a general rule, a company provides its shareholders with ‘limited liability’. This means that the extent of resources a shareholder risks when they invest in an enterprise is limited to the amount of capital they put into the company (or agree to put in). If the company runs out of resources, or gets hit with a nasty surprise, the capital may all be lost, but the shareholders are not obliged to put anything additional in. They have just ‘done their doe’.The limitation of liability for shareholders has not really changed much over the centuries that limited liability companies have been around. What has changed, is the role and responsibility of directors.

When should directors be personally liable for tax debts?2019-04-19T11:49:13+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
12 03, 2019

Who gets what income after you have separated with your partner?

2019-08-20T12:57:01+00:00

A relationship breakdown may put significant financial strain on you and your family.  If the household income is dramatically reduced, how then do you apply income to support your family during the separation?

Who gets what income after you have separated with your partner?2019-08-20T12:57:01+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