Category: Commercial Advice

Category: Commercial Advice

  • 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 […]

  • Selling or buying a business

    Every business, like every person, is unique and boasts a plethora of distinctive characteristics. It’s not surprising then, that the issues which arise in every business sale or purchase transaction are just as unique. Whether you’re moving away from your existing business or embarking on a new (ad)venture, here’s what’s at the top of our […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Trade marks: 10 FAQs

    Let’s talk trade marks. They can be technical and complicated… But don’t have to be! We take the uncertainty out and put the simplicity into protecting your creative masterpiece by answering 10 of the most frequently asked questions. FAQ 1: What is a trade mark? A trade mark is your identity. It’s your brand or […]

  • 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 […]

  • Future-proof your new venture

    As business lawyers, we often come across small to medium businesses in turmoil. When we first meet a struggling client, we start by asking a series of questions to better understand the problem and delve into the key issues. We quickly learn the client didn’t seek legal advice when first entering their new business venture. […]

  • Online risk management

    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? If you ticked yes… Does your business have […]

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

    Buying or selling a business? What’s really included in the sale? We answer some of the most common questions with our friends at Coast to Coast Business Sales. 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 transaction. It may […]

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