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Ready, set, start up!

Last year, 10 Australian start-ups made the Global Fintech100. Behind great success there is always great planning. It is vital to choose the right structure. I...

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You’ve been served. Or have you?

It is a rite of passage for many students to leave submission of an important assignment to the last minute. For some, this habit continues later in life. One example is the delivery of notices under contracts. Contractual provisions commonly require certain notices to be served by a particular date to be effective. For whatever reason, parties often wait until…

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Winners are grinners

Competitions, lotteries, sweepstakes and other trade promotions are winners for generating hype and promoting an organisation’s brand. Who doesn’t love ‘f...

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Does early termination catch the penal worm?

Most of us have tried to worm our way out of a phone contract in pursuit of the latest iPhone – only to find ourselves paying off an expensive 24-month fixed...

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Handshake agreements?

We all love a handshake agreement. Sometimes, even a hug. But, dependable relationships can become a source of constant headaches and nuisance when things turn...

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#socialmediapolicies

Having a Social Media Policy for the workplace is an essential safeguard for all employers in the social media age. It is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity...

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News & Press

Restraint of trade thwarted by bonus scheme

Modifications to an employee's incentive scheme and role effectively repudiated his employment contract, leaving his employer powerless to stop him from courting former clients, an appeal court has found. In mid-2016, accountancy firm Crowe Horwath amended...

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Garden leave: it’s not a walk in the park

Garden leave may sound relaxing, but the circumstances which call for it are most certainly not. It occurs: when an employee is directed by an employer to...

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The fine print*

We’ve seen advertisements on the backs of buses quoting a seemingly great price for a product or service. We’ve also spotted businesses burying questionable...

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Guarantees can be risky business

As the great George Costanza said on a classic episode of ‘Seinfeld’ ‘everybody knows you’ve got to keep your worlds apart’. But, worlds can collide f...

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