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Trade Marks In Australia

Trade Marks in Australia

The advantage of registering a trade mark is that it confers far more benefits than registering a business name, company name or domain name. Marketing is an important business tool,…

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How Effective Are Your Post Employment Restraints?

How effective are your Post Employment Restraints?

Much damage can be done to a business when an executive or senior manager resigns, taking with them valuable customer and confidential information. Restraint of trade clauses, or post-employment restraints,…

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Collaborative Law – A New Approach To Family Law

Collaborative law - a new approach to Family Law

Collaborative law is a relatively new concept used to resolve legal disputes. Collaborative lawyers are qualified lawyers with training and experience in dispute resolution and facilitation processes. Collaborative law is…

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E-conveyancing; The Way Of The Future

E-conveyancing; the way of the future

For the past 150 years when completing a property settlement it has been necessary for lawyers and banks to meet up to check and swap documents and bank cheques. The…

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Avoiding Redundancy Traps

Avoiding redundancy traps

Employers can easily fall into dispute with their employees by failing to properly handle redundancies. There is often uncertainty surrounding redundancy, in terms of handling it within the law, as…

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Fact Or Fiction – Top 5 Myths About Family Law Property Settlements

Fact or fiction – top 5 myths about family law property settlements

Most people know someone who has been affected by a family breakup. It is usually a very stressful and emotional time when people are anxious about the divorce, the property…

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The Benefits Of Mediation In A Commercial Dispute

The benefits of mediation in a commercial dispute

Lawyers are often stereotyped as being interested in prolonging an expensive court action. More often the opposite is true. Lawyers know that court cases are expensive and that clients are…

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Introduction To Intellectual Property For Business

Introduction to Intellectual Property for Business

Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge and can be an invention, a trade mark, a design or the practical application of your idea. It…

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What Are Defects And How Does A Defects Liability Period Work?

What are defects and how does a defects liability period work?

It is important to understand exactly what is meant by the term ‘defect’, how a contractual ‘defects liability period’ works in practical terms and also whether there is any right to claim damages for covering the costs of rectifying a defect.

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Does Your Employment Contract Measure Up?

Does your employment contract measure up?

If you are entering into an employment contract, do you know what should be included? If you are an employer and using an old contract, should it be reviewed first?…

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Understanding A Commercial Lease

Understanding a Commercial Lease

When renting a property from which you intend to run a business, it is important for both Landlords and Tenants to understand the relationship they are entering into and the…

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Top 6 Power Of Attorney Questions

Top 6 Power of Attorney Questions

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a trusted person the legal authority to act for you and to make legally binding decisions on your behalf.  If…

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