Posts | Category: Business Transactions

How Australian Courts Interpret Contract Law

Posted 06-10-2020

The legal interpretation of contract can be a minefield for the unwary. HAYLEY KELLOWAY of RMB Lawyers explains the approach that Australian Courts take in interpreting contracts when disputes arise.

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Eight Key Issues with Hospitality Business Sales

Posted 30-09-2020

When selling any hospitality business, be it a café, restaurant, bar or venue, it's important to document the sale correctly using a well drafted Business Sale Agreement. RMB Lawyers Commercial Lawyer PAUL BARTHOLOMEW list eight common issues.

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Three Options for Setting Up Business Ventures

Posted 30-09-2020

When two or more people or companies want to come together to create a new business venture, the question of how to structure it is important. RMB Commercial Lawyer PAUL BARTHOLOMEW explains some options:

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Responsibility to Act Quickly on Data Breaches

Posted 28-09-2020

Data breaches are security violations in which sensitive, protected or confidential data such as credit card and bank details, personal health records and intellectual property is copied, transmitted or stolen by unauthorised persons. The RMB Lawyers Business & Commercial Transactions division explains the process for companies or individuals that experience a data breach.

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Buying a Business Requires Careful Consideration

Posted 21-10-2019

A common way to buy or sell a business is through an asset sale where the purchaser buys the assets needed to continue to run the business from the vendor through a Sale of Business contract. RMB Commercial Lawyer explains the key concepts:

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Contractors May Have a Claim for Superannuation

Posted 23-09-2019

For both business owners and workers alike, there is often a conundrum as to whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. RMB Lawyers Partner CHRIS SHEPPARD explains that it is an important distinction.

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Five Top Tips for Leasing Business Premises

Posted 22-07-2019

Whether you’re a first-time business tenant or a regular with experience, it’s always important to know your obligations under your lease. Here are five top tips for tenants from our Commercial Law team.

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What to do when a client wont pay you

Posted 22-05-2019

Businesses often find that clients fail to pay their invoices by the due date, we discuss the legal action businesses can take if they are having trouble with late payments.

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Commencing proceedings in the Local Court

Posted 05-07-2016

The process involved in Commencing proceedings in the Local Court - The Statement of Claim is a pleading containing the allegations made by the Plaintiff against the Defendant and the relief sought.  The court requires you to file the Statement of Claim with the Local Court and serve a stamped copy of the Statement of Claim on the Defendant within six months of filing.  The Statement of Claim should be served as soon as reasonably practicable.

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Important Considerations when winding up a Company

Posted 05-07-2016

A company owes you money. You may be an individual or you may be a company. Regardless, you have already been through the process of initial court proceedings and you finally have succeeded in obtaining default judgement against the debtor.

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Directors Duties

Posted 05-07-2016

As a company director it is imperative that you understand your duties and comply with general and specific laws applying to your company’s operations.

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Care Needed in Asset Protection

Posted 24-04-2015

The need for businesses to take special care when restructuring for asset protection.

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Setting Up Your Own Business

Posted 10-11-2014

We look at alternatives for setting up your own business.

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Rules That Apply to Self-Managed Super

Posted 10-11-2014

Rules relating to self-managed super funds.

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Directors Must Never Drop Guard

Posted 10-11-2014

The responsibility of company directors to ensure their company does not trade when insolvent.

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The Importance of Buy/Sell Agreements

Posted 10-11-2014

The importance of Buy/Sell Agreements for businesses.

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Avoiding Pitfalls in Commercial Leasing

Posted 10-11-2014

Pitfalls to avoid in commercial leasing.

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A Victory For Bank Customers

Posted 29-07-2014

 A Court victory for consumers against one of Australia's biggest banks.

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Communicating Better With Your Lawyer

Posted 16-05-2014

Some hints on communicating with lawyers.

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Property Act All About Security

Posted 30-04-2014

A look at the Personal Property Security Act, particularly as it affects businesses.

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Putting Your Trust in Trustees

The role of trustees in Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs).

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