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Refunds. When Am I Required To Refund A Customer?
Business,Business Advice,Startups

Reading Time: 2 minutesDo I Need A Refund Policy? It is recommended that businesses are transparent about when a customer is entitled to a refund or return. There are several ways in which you can communicate a refund policy, including on your website, on display in your store, or in terms and conditions. Consumer Rights Certain consumer rights […]

Divorce: When and How Can I Get Divorced?
Divorce and Child Custody,Family Law,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen can I apply for a divorce? Divorce is the official ending of a marriage. Broadly speaking, in Australia you can apply for a divorce when there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of the marriage. Irretrievable breakdown is demonstrated by the fact the two parties to the marriage have been separated for 12 months or […]

Probate and Letters of Administration. What’s the Difference?
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat is Probate? Probate is the legal process of proving and registering in the Supreme Court the last will of a deceased person. Effectively it certifies that the will is valid and confirms the appointment of the executor. Once validated, the executor names in the will can administer the estate and handle the disposal of […]

Intellectual Property. How do I protect it?
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 2 minutesAlmost all businesses have intellectual property (IP) that needs to be protected, and as a business owner it’s important to understand how to protect your IP. However, many business owners fail to protect their IP for fear of it being complex and costly to do so. While it may feel daunting, failing to protect your […]

Copying Legal Documents – Should I do it?
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property,Legal Contracts,Startups

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe three most common documents we draft for our clients are Terms and Conditions, Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. Why? Because every business needs these three documents. Every one. Why it’s Tempting… When clients first come to us many have attempted to draft these documents themselves. The problem is that they have often […]

Unfair Contract Terms. What does it all mean and what’s changing?
Business,Business Advice,Employment Law,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 2 minutesAre you a small business that employs less than 20 employees? Does your business use non-negotiable contracts with an upfront price value of less than $300,000? If you answered yes to any of either of these questions, then the new ‘unfair contract terms’ legislation may be applicable to your business. Is your business affected and/or […]

Don’t Risk Your Business. Protect Your IP.
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property,Startups

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs a business owner it’s imperative to protect your Intellectual Property, otherwise known as IP. Why? Because not having protection in place can have devastating consequences on your business leading to potential loss of earnings, or worse, being forced to close the door on your business. We recently met a business owner who had created […]

7 Practical Tips When You’re Separating
Divorce and Child Custody,Family Law,Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen couples separate, it can be a highly emotional time for all involved.  Often simple matters can be overlooked or ignored. Below we have compiled 7 practical tips that people should consider when going through the separation process. 1. Counselling Try and access counselling services as soon as possible. Ideally it would be great for […]

5 Practical Tips on Managing Your Facebook Page
Business,Business Advice,Cybersecurity,Startups

Reading Time: 3 minutesFacebook is one of the world’s biggest social media platforms available online. Using the platform for business purposes has many benefits, including: It’s a fairly low cost marketing strategy; It enables you to connect with current and potential clients; It raises brand awareness; and It can steer traffic to your website. However if not managed […]

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Binding Financial Agreements – The Best Way of Avoiding Costly Disputes if Domestic Relationships Unravel!

Reading Time: 5 minutesMost people would like to avoid having to get involved in lengthy and nasty court disputes if they are unfortunate enough to go through a divorce, separation or even a breakdown of the relationship between fellow property investors– Binding Financial Agreements, commonly known as “Pre-Nups” by the public or “BFA”s among the legal fraternity, are […]

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