Category: Commercial Advice

Category: Commercial Advice

  • Buying or selling a business? What’s really included in the sale?

    We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with our friends at Coast to Coast Business Sales and shared some of our insights on what is included in a business sale. Read what we had to say… One of the most common questions asked by business sellers and buyers is what’s actually included in the […]

  • Commercial leases: top 10 tips for lessees

    The world of commercial leasing can be overwhelming. There are many factors at play, particularly if you have never leased before. And even if you are a seasoned lessee, commercial leases can still be daunting. The lease agreement covers a multitude of issues and can hover anywhere up to 50 pages or more, depending on […]

  • Online risk management

    These days most businesses have an online presence… Whilst the functionality and aesthetics of online vehicles are important, it’s crucial not to forget the fine print. This means putting mechanisms in place to safeguard your business’ interests and minimise commercial risk in digital interactions. Here’s some food for thought… Does your business have a website? […]

  • Passing off, a protective umbrella for unregistered trade marks

    A registered trade mark is the best way to protect the identity of your business’ goods or services and to prevent others from imitating your brand… It can be an indispensable marketing asset, integral to increasing your business’ value. But what happens if your trade mark isn’t registered? Is your brand protected? In certain circumstances, […]

  • Joint venture vs. partnership

    It can be difficult to differentiate a joint venture and a partnership. What’s more, knowing which structure best suits your business and your objectives can be confusing. Despite their similarities, each has its own unique characteristics, resulting in varying legal rights and obligations. To ensure you use the appropriate vehicle for your circumstances, it’s important […]

  • Why you should trade mark

    Did you know that registering a business name, company name or domain name does not in itself give you ownership of the name? That’s where a trade mark comes into play. A trade mark will protect your brand by providing you with exclusive rights and will prevent others from using the same or similar branding. […]

  • Post-employment restraints

    As an employer, how do you safeguard your business from former employees: Starting up a rival business nearby? Soliciting your clients or customers? Poaching your employees? Working for a competitor? Using your confidential information or trade secrets? By including an enforceable restraint of trade clause in employment contracts, you can prevent employees from engaging in […]

  • Consumer guarantees: what, who, how?

    As a business, it’s important you’re aware of and comply with consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law. Below we break down the what, who and how of consumer guarantees. What are consumer guarantees? Consumer guarantees provide consumers with a broad set of rights for the goods and services they buy. They give consumers assurance […]

  • Essentials for a stellar start-up

    When you’re ready to start your business journey, it’s important to get the legals right from the get-go! Here are the essentials to get you started: 1. Structure Choose the right business structure… Whether it’s a company, partnership, trust or sole trader, it’s fundamental to select the most appropriate legal framework for your start-up. Your […]

  • Buying commercial property

    Delving into the world of commercial real estate can feel like a daunting task. Factors like financing options, market influences and property characteristics all come into play when you’re buying commercial property. But what are the fundamentals from a legal perspective? We share the top things you need to consider when buying commercial property. 1. […]

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