So you own a business and are embarking on divorce! Not a great combination... Find out what issues you are likely to face, and how you can develop an effective strategy to keep it all together.
A Sweat Equity Agreement is an agreement between a business and someone providing services, whereby the service provider agrees to take equity in the business, rather than cash. Sounds simple? The devil is in the detail...
Most people believe that registering a business name means they own that business name – this is not the case in Australia. To obtain the exclusive right to use your business name, you need to register it as a trademark or prove that you hold a trademark at common law.
How does an older farmer exit farming, fund their retirement and keep the family happy? The average age of a farmer in Australia is 56 years old. If you haven’t yet thought about your retirement and succession plan, now is the time. Handing over control of the farm in exchange for an annual income? [...]
Are you a barrister trying to access rent relief during this COVID-19 period. Not so easy with a service trust? We have some views that may be helpful.
If you own or lease a farm, you have a valuable asset that you need to protect. The key document to make this happen is a well drafted 'farm lease'.
Schools and other education providers are just like any other business in our community - and are being hit hard by the harsh economic reality that is now upon us. We can help guide you through this new economic landscape with a compassionate, yet effective, debt collection strategy.
If you've been sponsoring sports teams and events as part of your marketing spend - maybe it's time to move to warp speed, and consider eSports! The world is your virtual oyster.
In today's modern economy all businesses rely heavily on their intellectual property (or 'IP'). Whether you realise it or not, your employees are using or generating some form of IP each and every day they are at work. But what happens when your employee walks out the door (or is pushed)? Have you taken the necessary steps to ensure your IP remains behind?
So you're in a contract you want to get out of and not sure what do to. Terminating an agreement is never easy, but there are some practical steps you can take.
It's always nice to make a sale - but the fun soon ends if you don't end up getting paid. You need to ensure that your 'terms of trade' protect your interests, and you also need to ensure these interests are register on the PPSR. Find out how.
We have a lot of dentist clients who have downed tools during the Level 3 restrictions. One thing they have in common is that they’re making lemonade out of lemons and getting their practices ‘shipshape’ for when the restrictions are downgraded back to Level 1 or 2. If this sounds like you, read on!
You think you know what's expected of you. Your customer thinks they know what they're getting. But who's right? If you don't have 'Terms & Conditions' in place, chances are you're both mistaken. Avoid the argument and take the time now to put clear Terms & Conditions in place before you start trading.
Times are tough for everyone at the minute, and it's not easy getting paid if you're owned money. In this article we set out what you should be doing right now to improve your position to collect your debts.
If you are carrying on a business through a partnership, then we strongly suggest you consider moving to a company. Find out why will hold this opinion.