Reviewing Commercial Leases: Why just any legal egg-head won’t do

As commercial lawyers, we are asked to review a variety of commercial property leases on behalf of tenants and, just as often, asked to prepare them on behalf of landlords. However, a common initial question among many tenant clients is: do I really need you to review this first? Of course, you’d expect the lawyer’s [...]

2020-02-18T22:23:58+00:00February 16th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Reviewing Commercial Leases: Why just any legal egg-head won’t do

Changes to Annualised Salary Clauses in Modern Awards – 1 March 2020

On 1 March 2020, new annualised salary clauses will come into effect across a number of modern awards (capturing multiple industries). This follows the recent four-yearly review by the Fair Work Commission into modern awards, which largely revolved around the reliability of annualised salary arrangements (following several high-profile cases of underpayments, including Made Establishment, run [...]

2020-02-05T06:14:44+00:00February 5th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Changes to Annualised Salary Clauses in Modern Awards – 1 March 2020

Show some restraint! Ensuring you’re not letting the fox into the hen house when taking on a new partner

In the hope of expanding their businesses and opening up new horizons, many owners of growing companies are both keen and flattered when an experienced industry player shows interest in purchasing a substantial stake their business entity. Oftentimes, apart from the opportunities and prospects that come with a substantial capital injection, the advantages of bringing [...]

2020-01-29T22:44:32+00:00January 29th, 2020|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Show some restraint! Ensuring you’re not letting the fox into the hen house when taking on a new partner

Whistleblower Policies Must be in Place by 1 January 2020

As part of the whistleblower protections introduced into the Corporations Act from 1 July 2019, public companies, large proprietary companies, and corporate trustees of APRA-regulated superannuation entities must have a compliant whistleblower policy from 1 January 2020.  Among other things, the whistleblower policy must include information about the legal protections available to whistleblowers, and how [...]

2020-01-08T22:12:11+00:00January 8th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Whistleblower Policies Must be in Place by 1 January 2020