Articles matching Business & Commercial Law


9 Legal Considerations When Starting a Business

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Business Law, Company Law

If you’re about to launch your new business, you will have already developed your business idea and mapped out how you want to operate your business. You...

What is a Guarantor? A Summary of Guarantor Responsibilities

Filed under: Banking & Finance, Business & Commercial Law

Guarantees are used in a variety of situations to secure a loan, lease or the performance of a contractual obligation. However, if you are considering...

How to Protect your Personal Assets as a Business Owner

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Business Law

Starting a new business is a both challenging and exciting personally, professionally and legally. Therefore, as a new business owner, you should separate...

How to Use a Franchise Disclosure Document

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Franchises, Contracts and Agreements

The franchise disclosure document is one of the most important documents for a prospective franchisee. It contains important commercial and legal information...

How to Draft a Statement of Defence

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law

A statement of defence must disclose an arguable defence and apprise the plaintiff of the case it must meet at trial. If it does not do so the plaintiff...

Is a 53% pa default interest rate under a short-term loan facility valid and enforceable?

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Contract Law, Commercial Law, Commercial Agreements, Consumer Law

Short-term loan facilities often come with horrendous rates of interest. The WA Supreme Court recently examined a short-term loan with an interest rate...

Can a Landlord be bound by a lease made in breach of legislation?

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Leases, Contracts and Agreements

Recently, the High Court handed down judgment in the case of Gnych & Anor. v Polish Club Limited [2015] HCA 23, addressing the contentious question: can...

June 2014 Quarter CPI Figures Released

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law

The Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday released the Consumer Price Index figures for the June 2014 quarter (for the period April to June 2014).

Could a Dividend Reinvestment Plan be the right thing for your company?

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law

With the new financial year upon us, many companies with accumulated profits will be turning their attention to the most appropriate approach to dealing...

Round up of key employment law and tax changes for the 2014/2015 financial year

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Taxation law

The commencement of the new financial year brings with it important changes to minimum wages, national unfair dismissal regulations and various tax thresholds...

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