Business Law

Changes to signing legal documents in NSW- May 2020

As a result of the restrictions placed on people during the Covid-19 crisis, the Government has amended the law to allow for the witnessing and signing of documents by audio visual link. This applies to a large range of documents, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Deeds, Guardianship Appointments, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations.  The arrangements are …

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COVID-19 and the Leasing Code of Conduct

Introduction In light of the global pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Australian Federal Government, along with the State and Territories have imposed significant restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These new laws and regulations have dramatically altered society and more relevantly how most businesses trade in the market place.  As our country continues to …

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Will Covid-19 impact your business?

With Covid-19 (or coronavirus) now declared a global pandemic, one cannot help but to consider the potential impact on the economy with entire sectors now at risk. If you are a business and employ staff, you may unfortunately need to give urgent consideration to cutting business costs which could mean some significant staff changes. While …

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PPSA 101 – Security Interests and the PPSA

What is a Security Interest? A security interest is an interest in personal property.  Personal property includes goods or collateral other than real estate such as inventory, plant, equipment, vehicles and can also include shares, accounts and intellectual property (such as copyright and trademarks). The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) provides the rules in …

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Asset Preservation Orders (Freezing Orders)

An Asset Preservation Order (also known as Freezing Orders) is an interlocutory order (a temporary or provisional order, given during the course of the legal proceedings) made by the Court to preserve the assets of a person. The orders are intended to prevent that person from doing things like hiding those assets, spending them, distributing …

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How do I prepare my business for sale? Do I really need a lawyer?

There are many reasons why business owners choose to sell their business, whether triggered by financial hardship, business partnership disagreements, market changes or a desire for a change. Prior to engaging in negotiations and preparing a contract, there are numerous things business owners can do to assist in a smooth sale. Some of the key …

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Do I Need A Commercial Or Retail Lease?

A Lease is a contractual agreement between a Landlord (also known as a Lessor) and a Tenant (also known as Lessee). This agreement governs the relationship between the Landlord and Tenant and in particular, sets out the rights and obligations of both parties with respect to a Tenant’s use of the premises. However, there are …

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Kraft Cheesed off with Bega: Another reason to engage in Brand Protection!

In a long running Federal Court battle Bega Cheese has won the rights to use the yellow lid, yellow label and a blue or red peanut shape. In 2018 Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC commenced proceedings in Australia against Bega Cheese Limited over the similarities in the peanut butter jars and labelling attempting to stop …

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