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8 05, 2017

What’s the best structure for my startup?

2017-12-05T09:09:48+00:00

When asked what structure to use, we like to apply several key principles and ‘rules of thumb’ to get the right answer.

What’s the best structure for my startup? 2017-12-05T09:09:48+00:00
22 01, 2017

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

2017-10-16T14:34:03+00:00

In this interview Andrew talks about a wide range of topics, including how he got a start in law and accounting, how he runs a firm with offices in Sydney and Adelaide, fixed fee pricing and scope creep, his management style, rare watches and private jets!

Andrew’s interview with Kym Nitschke from ‘Accounting Insider’ Podcast 2017-10-16T14:34:03+00:00
13 12, 2016

How do I get out of a contract I wish I never signed?

2017-02-24T10:55:11+00:00

You signed a contract, but things aren't working out. It happens. In this article we explore some ways you might be able to get yourself out of the deal.

How do I get out of a contract I wish I never signed? 2017-02-24T10:55:11+00:00
31 05, 2016

Is your commercial lease compliant with the PPSR regime?

2017-11-18T08:29:44+00:00

Is your commercial lease compliant with the PPSR regime? You need to know the answer to this question. Everyone has heard about the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR), which came online on 30 January 2012. The implications of the new registration system are still not widely known. For many people the need for registration is only discovered after it is too late.

Is your commercial lease compliant with the PPSR regime? 2017-11-18T08:29:44+00:00
30 05, 2016

Preparing for your ‘digital afterlife’: our 5-step approach

2017-11-18T08:30:17+00:00

What would happen if you lost mental capacity or died? While your physical life may be well provided for, chances are your digital life is seriously at risk.

Preparing for your ‘digital afterlife’: our 5-step approach 2017-11-18T08:30:17+00:00
24 05, 2016

Are you first in line? Understanding ‘pre-emption’ clauses

2017-11-18T08:31:05+00:00

Well drafted 'pre-emption' clauses in a Shareholders Agreement or Constitution provide you with important protections. But there are a number of potential traps that you need to be aware of.

Are you first in line? Understanding ‘pre-emption’ clauses 2017-11-18T08:31:05+00:00
16 03, 2016

Work Communications Policy

2017-11-18T08:31:38+00:00

Our gift to you is our Work Communications Policy, which is designed to be a set of fundamental rules for an SME to adopt internally to ensure that the quality of its communications is regulated. Click on the link to download a copy of the Policy to adopt in your workplace today.

Work Communications Policy 2017-11-18T08:31:38+00:00
23 02, 2016

Fixed term contracts masterclass

2017-11-18T08:33:22+00:00

In Australia, there are 3 main types of employment contracts: permanent (full-time or part-time), casual, and fixed term (whether full-time or part-time). This article focuses on fixed term contracts.

Fixed term contracts masterclass 2017-11-18T08:33:22+00:00
2 01, 2016

What is a Testamentary Trust and why would I need one?

2017-11-18T08:36:27+00:00

When you give an outright gift to someone under your Will, the beneficiary receives the gift from your executor, with no strings attached. The beneficiary can do what they like with it. If you impose any rules on the gift, then you have effectively created a 'testamentary trust', and things get a little more complicated.

What is a Testamentary Trust and why would I need one? 2017-11-18T08:36:27+00:00
19 11, 2015

How should you deal with employees as part of a business sale?

2017-11-18T08:52:29+00:00

Dealing with employees and their entitlements as part of a business sale or acquisition is not straight-forward. There are plenty of traps and tricks for the uninitiated. Find out what you need to know.

How should you deal with employees as part of a business sale? 2017-11-18T08:52:29+00:00
16 11, 2015

Who gets the farm?

2017-11-18T08:38:02+00:00

Do you have the right to determine who inherits your farm? The short answer is 'not necessarily', but there are things you can do to increase the chances of your wishes being upheld.

Who gets the farm? 2017-11-18T08:38:02+00:00
22 08, 2015

Who gets to choose who goes on your board?

2017-11-18T09:03:09+00:00

Most people think the directors of their company are appointed by a majority of shareholders. But often this is not the case. Discover the full picture.

Who gets to choose who goes on your board? 2017-11-18T09:03:09+00:00
17 08, 2015

If you saw it on an episode of Mad Men, don’t do it…

2017-11-18T08:54:29+00:00

Sexual harassment can cost a business dearly in terms of lost productivity, staff turnover, recruitment costs, legal fees and court awarded damages. Two recent court cases have shown us that courts are now prepared to make increasingly large awards to compensate victims of sexual harassment. Here we give you the tools to identify sexual harassment in the workplace, and provide the steps you need to take to prevent it.

If you saw it on an episode of Mad Men, don’t do it… 2017-11-18T08:54:29+00:00
25 06, 2015

Business succession and your super fund

2017-11-18T09:06:44+00:00

Sometimes people look to their super fund as a means of funding life insurance for a business buy-sell arrangement. This is possible, but there are some tricks and traps to be aware of...

Business succession and your super fund 2017-11-18T09:06:44+00:00
15 06, 2015

Fancy giving your tenant’s creditors your security bond?

2017-11-18T09:07:19+00:00

By now, everyone has heard about the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR), which came online on 30 January 2012, (well, we hope so!). However, the implications of the new registration system are still not widely known.

Fancy giving your tenant’s creditors your security bond? 2017-11-18T09:07:19+00:00