Jessica assists clients with a range of disputes that arise both in their business and personal lives.
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.
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.
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Here are some reasons why you should think about a Constitution for your company, rather than simply adopting the 'replaceable rules' in the Corporations Act.
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?
Limitation of liability clauses are a great way for parties to a contract to limit, manage or allocate risk between them.
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.
As a lawyer, you really savour the great deals you get to assist great clients with. Find out about just such a deal we recently had the fortune of being entrusted with.
The Shorten Opposition is proposing to halve the CGT discount to 25%, or maybe eliminate it completely. Andrew Andreyev shares the simple truth.
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.
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 [...]
I greatly valued Andreyev Lawyers technical expertise and particularly appreciated their sympathetic approach.
In April 2017 my life as I knew it was completely turned upside. An interstate friend gave me Marie Hayter’s name. I will be forever grateful that I called Marie. Not only did she speak to me about my case for the first time literally days before Christmas, I instantly felt at ease with her [...]
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.