Like friends at your beach house in January: How charging clauses have a funny way of just turning up

We are regularly tasked with reviewing various commercial contracts, generally briefed with the sole instruction of identifying notable risks for our clients. Of late, a seemingly prevalent risk is rogue charging clauses popping up in sometimes unlikely places. A charging clause is often intended to make the beneficiary of the clause a secured creditor who [...]

2019-09-04T03:35:14+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Like friends at your beach house in January: How charging clauses have a funny way of just turning up

How to avoid an expensive and disruptive dispute

A recent survey* of small businesses shows how to avoid an expensive and disruptive dispute. Unsurprisingly late payment was the single biggest reported cause of disputes. Although 60% of businesses who had been though a dispute recently thought the dispute was dealt with fairly, more than half thought the time and effort required was unreasonable.   [...]

2019-03-25T02:09:18+00:00March 25th, 2019|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on How to avoid an expensive and disruptive dispute

Entertainment Visas

What type of visa do I need to work in Australia if I’m an actor, DJ, musician, dancer, production crew or other creative? Visas are often the last thing that people think about however without the visa, there is no talent and if no talent, there is no show! In order to work in Australia [...]

2019-03-06T00:38:37+00:00March 4th, 2019|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Entertainment Visas

What if my business partner gets hit by a bus?

Firstly, if you pushed him or her in front of said bus, you’re probably off to jail. If not, then after mourning appropriately, you’d probably be wondering, ‘what happens now?’ Unfortunately, many co-owners of a business will often not turn their minds to a roadmap for the business (and the partners left behind) until such [...]

2019-02-27T05:46:48+00:00February 27th, 2019|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on What if my business partner gets hit by a bus?