7 08, 2017

Is it worth transferring your home to your spouse?

2017-08-23T10:56:46+00:00

Is it worth transferring your home to your spouse before going into business?

Is it worth transferring your home to your spouse? 2017-08-23T10:56:46+00:00
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
2 05, 2017

Some less obvious observations about the 1 July super changes…

2017-12-15T09:08:47+00:00

As most people now know, from 1 July 2017 the amount a super fund member can have in a pension account will be capped at $1.6 million. There has been a lot of general commentary on these changes, but little deeper analysis of the details.

Some less obvious observations about the 1 July super changes… 2017-12-15T09:08:47+00:00
24 03, 2017

I want to set up a charity to raise money for people overseas. Where do I start?

2017-12-15T09:18:25+00:00

If you want to do charitable work or raise funds to help people living overseas, you should carefully consider your options to make sure your aid is targeted to where it's most needed.

I want to set up a charity to raise money for people overseas. Where do I start? 2017-12-15T09:18:25+00:00
7 03, 2017

“Show me the money!”: Tread carefully with loans to children

2017-11-17T17:04:42+00:00

People are more aware – and wary – than ever of family law issues in relation to their assets. More and more couples seek binding financial agreements to protect their assets, or put off living together or marrying to minimise their financial exposure.

“Show me the money!”: Tread carefully with loans to children 2017-11-17T17:04:42+00:00
25 02, 2017

How do I protect my ‘ideas’?

2018-03-23T09:35:56+00:00

Most people realise the importance of protecting their Intellectual Property. But ‘ideas’ and ‘concepts’ aren't a form of IP, as there is no 'property' capable of being protected. Don't despair, there are ways to protect and exploit your interests.

How do I protect my ‘ideas’? 2018-03-23T09:35:56+00:00
23 02, 2017

Are your trade secrets walking out the door?

2017-11-17T17:07:43+00:00

Losing an employee, whether by dismissal or resignation, is never easy. But it’s even harder when the employee walks out the door with a head (and possibly a briefcase or USB) full of your confidential information.

Are your trade secrets walking out the door? 2017-11-17T17:07:43+00:00
8 02, 2017

I’m setting up a not-for-profit organisation. What’s the best structure to use?

2017-02-27T11:52:02+00:00

We are commonly asked what's the best structure to use when setting up a new charity or other 'not-for-profit' (NFP) organisation. While incorporated associations and public companies limited by guarantee are often suitable, they are not the only options, and there is no easy 'one size fits all' answer.

I’m setting up a not-for-profit organisation. What’s the best structure to use? 2017-02-27T11:52:02+00:00
25 01, 2017

Can your partner change their Will after you die?

2017-03-14T13:33:47+00:00

Just because you and your partner make 'mirror Wills' does not mean that your partner cannot change their Will (either before or after you die). Furthermore, your partner does not have an obligation to inform you if they do change their Will. Find out how to deal with these issues.

Can your partner change their Will after you die? 2017-03-14T13:33:47+00:00
10 11, 2016

I’m a ‘start-up’. How should I set up my new business?

2017-12-05T09:38:30+00:00

So you've just come up with a great business concept, given it a test-drive among your family and friends, and now want to go to the next stage. What do you do? You need to put together the 'playing field' for your venture. In other words, you need a 'business structure'.

I’m a ‘start-up’. How should I set up my new business? 2017-12-05T09:38:30+00:00
2 11, 2016

What to pack? Our 7 steps to leaving a relationship

2017-11-17T17:09:29+00:00

Your relationship is over, and you want out. But you aren’t sure what you need to organise before you leave. Hopefully this doesn't sound familiar - but if it does, we recommend you read-on... In this article we set out our 7 steps to leaving, which we hope will help you through this difficult transition. These steps will also help someone assisting a relative, friend or client through this process.

What to pack? Our 7 steps to leaving a relationship 2017-11-17T17:09:29+00:00
19 10, 2016

It’s official. Super isn’t part of your estate.

2017-12-15T09:22:26+00:00

Your super doesn't form part of your estate, and is not subject to the terms of your Will. It's therefore critical to have in place appropriate arrangements to make sure your super ends up where you intend.

It’s official. Super isn’t part of your estate. 2017-12-15T09:22:26+00:00
19 07, 2016

Divorce for dummies: A 3-step guide

2017-11-17T16:58:47+00:00

Divorce is the legal process that formally ends a marriage. In practical terms, it is often the easiest part of a separation - but perhaps one of the more emotionally charged. Read on for a brief overview of the divorce procedure.

Divorce for dummies: A 3-step guide 2017-11-17T16:58:47+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