Articles matching Commercial Law


What Is Misleading & Deceptive Conduct?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law, Competition and Consumer Law

Section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) (which applies in each State and Territory) prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct: “A person must...

What types of behaviours must creditors and debt collectors not engage in when collecting a personal debt?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

Many readers will probably be aware of the news that Australians are allegedly awash in debt, and as a consequence, there’s probably more than a few people...

How to avoid insolvency and protect your assets

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

The phrase “till debt us do part” does not just apply to domestic partners. It can also apply to businesses and their customers.

Are director’s guarantees binding if signed with an electronic signature?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

Directors are often required to provide a personal guarantee as security for a company’s credit account with a supplier.

Injunctions- How to Obtain One

Filed under: Contracts and Agreements, Commercial Law, Business Law, Corporate, Contract Law

Getting an injunction is more difficult, risky and expensive than most people think. It is not just a matter of telling your lawyer to “get an urgent...

Statutory Demands – How To Issue And Set Aside

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

A statutory demand is a formal demand made by a creditor under the Corporations Act 2001 to recover a debt owed by a company.

December 2016 Quarter CPI Figures Released

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Consumer Price Index figures for the December 2016 quarter today (for the period 1 October 2016 to 31...

Spotlight on ABN entitlement

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law, Superannuation

The ATO recently announced it will review the entitlement of recently issued ABNs. The Australian Business Register (ABR) receives a high number of ABN...

Better together: Reform to WA’s Limited Partnerships regime

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

On 29 November 2016, the Limited Partnerships Act 2016 (WA) (Act) received Royal Assent. The Act repeals and replaces the Limited Partnerships Act 1909...

Has Your Performance Bond/ Bank Guarantee Been Issued Correctly?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

In this recent High Court case the ANZ bank refused to pay performance bonds (also known as bank guarantees) it had issued at the request of a builder,...

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