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

Jobkeeper Subsidy Payment – what you need to know

On 30 March 2020, the Federal Government announced further financial assistance to businesses affected by COVID-19, by way of a new Jobkeeper Subsidy Payment. This payment is a wage subsidy, to be paid to businesses, sole traders, businesses without employees, not-for-profits and charities, who have experienced a loss of at least 30% of their turnover [...]

2020-03-31T02:36:52+00:00March 31st, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Jobkeeper Subsidy Payment – what you need to know

Welcome to lockdown, we’ve been waiting for you

I just sat down to write a blog post on some enthralling new point of law for our firm newsletter and realised that, at least at this point in time, nobody could really give a toss. So I wrote this instead. As some of you may know, for some time now I have effectively been [...]

2020-03-25T02:50:05+00:00March 25th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Welcome to lockdown, we’ve been waiting for you

Changes to Insolvency Laws Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

As many may have heard over the past 24 hours, the federal government will essentially be placing a moratorium on insolvent trading laws in a bid to help eligible businesses manage the economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The Morrison government will increase the threshold at which a creditor can issue a statutory demand (for [...]

2020-03-24T07:54:56+00:00March 24th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Changes to Insolvency Laws Amid the COVID-19 Crisis