Simon works with business owners and organisations to manage issues relating to their workers, including ensuring compliance with employment laws and dispute resolution. He also assists in general commercial law and disputes.
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.
The recent judgment of the Federal Court in the WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene case has had many employers very worried. But we’re not convinced the decision actually changes anything. Read on for our take on the WorkPac case. What was the WorkPac case about? Paul Skene was employed in 2010 as a casual [...]
The 7 year anniversary of transitional and original Personal Property Security registrations is coming up soon. That means that many security interest registrations will automatically expire on 30 January 2019 if they not rectified or renewed.
If you are involved with an incorporated association or considering setting one up, then chances are you have come across the term ‘model rules’. Did you know that you do not have to use the model rules? Incorporated associations can choose to write their own rules. Here are 5 things to consider when preparing or updating your incorporated association’s rules.
Company title is rare and unusual. If you are selling it then you should have experienced lawyers to help you.
What was a stressful time was made so much easier having your assistance along the way.
The departure of an employee can be a difficult time for your business. It is also a time that your business is exposed to the potential for real damage. If you establish a clear and consistent process for departing employees, you can protect your business and minimise the impact on staff and customers. Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business.
We have written a lot of technical stuff about selling a business. But we’re finding that more and more people want to understand the best high-level strategy to actually conclude a deal. This article sets out the key steps.
Most Shareholder Agreements, Constitutions and Partnership Agreements provide 'pre-emption' rights. These are rights that require someone wanting to sell an interest in the enterprise, to first offer the interest to the other equity holders. But they do not necessarily require the majority to buy.
In this follow up interview Andrew talks about mind mapping, making decisions, origins, guiding principals, channelling "Diver Dan", life balance, running a high-performance law firm, scaling systems and developing in-house web apps with Ukranian programmers! Missed the 1st interview?
There really is only one sustainable career or endeavour – commoditisation. This is the work of taking something requiring high levels of knowledge, experience and creativity, and turning it into something that a novice can easily do for themselves, for free. If you want to maintain and grow your real value over an extended period, that is it. There is nothing else.
Michael's focus is family law and he also assists in general commercial law and disputes.
If you have a company then you have probably sat in a meeting with your accountant and heard the phrase 'that may raise Division 7A issues'. Everyone usually then grumbles and nodes wisely, and moves on... But you may be asking yourself, 'what the hell is Division 7A all about?' Glad you asked.