Rather eat broken glass than deal with that outstanding legal or compliance issue? Perhaps now’s the time

In pre-Covid-19, ordinary times, I’d become accustomed to having the following types of exchanges with clients: Me: Your terms and conditions document is looking a little tired, how about we give it an update? Client: I know we need to, but there’s so much going on, it’s just not a priority right now. Me: Those [...]

2020-04-08T23:33:44+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Employment Law, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Rather eat broken glass than deal with that outstanding legal or compliance issue? Perhaps now’s the time

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

Consumer guarantees and product warranties: Can your business afford to get it wrong?

Businesses offering goods and services for sale to the public often have the best of intentions in dealing with product warranty claims, however, their efforts can at times be let down by poorly written warranties, a lack of coherent customer claim processes or poor staff training in relation the organisation’s obligations under the law.  In [...]

2019-11-28T03:45:11+00:00November 28th, 2019|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Consumer guarantees and product warranties: Can your business afford to get it wrong?

Who can be bothered! – The importance of carefully preparing and keeping Minutes of Board Meetings

Generally speaking, the formal written record of decisions by a Board of Directors is the signed Minutes of a Board Meeting. WAIT… I know this sounds dull but bear with me, it’s important. Sure, you may be thinking: complete snoozeville… who can be bothered, we have more important things to worry about… like actually running [...]

2019-11-06T09:54:51+00:00November 6th, 2019|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Who can be bothered! – The importance of carefully preparing and keeping Minutes of Board Meetings