All posts by Heath Adams

About Heath Adams

Heath Adams is a Director of Adams & Partners Lawyers, and head of the commercial legal team within the firm. Heath’s primary focus is on servicing clients in the franchise sector including new and emerging franchise systems. He is an accredited specialist in Business Law. Read more about Heath here.

Estate Planning Basics – Superannuation Proceeds Trust

With Superannuation forming a large part of the asset base of Australians, the passing of accumulated Superannuation Death Benefits (particularly when supplemented with any Life Insurance contained within a Super Fund) is becoming an important issue in terms of the Estate Planning for Australians. As noted in our previous up-dates, unless there is a Binding […]

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Unfair Contract Terms – What Does It Mean?

In our last article about “unfair contract terms and small business” we set out the new unfair contract regime that will apply to business to business contracts (B2B) from November 2016.  The question though will be what is an unfair contract term? how do you identify an unfair contract term? and once identified, what do […]

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Unfair Contract Terms – Small Business & Franchise Agreements

Under the Australian Consumer Laws (the “ACL”) there are laws prohibiting unfair contract terms in consumer contracts.  From November 2016, the unfair contract regime will now extend to small business contracts. A “small business contract” is where the contract has the following features: The amount payable under the contract is less than upfront $300,000 or $1,000,000 […]

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