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.   [...]

2020-05-12T04:26:25+00:00March 25th, 2019|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on How to avoid an expensive and disruptive dispute

Land tax bill a kick in the guts? Wait until you get your landlord’s one!

Land Tax. One of those unpleasant imposts you must endure yet can’t conceivably think of what you’re getting in return for the pleasure of forking over your hard-earned cash. If you know this pain then think of how much more it would hurt to have to pay land tax on a property you don’t even [...]

2020-05-12T04:26:31+00:00March 24th, 2019|Business Advice, Property|Comments Off on Land tax bill a kick in the guts? Wait until you get your landlord’s one!

Update: Foreign Bribery Bills Tabled in Parliament

‘If I should slip something into your pocket, what’s the harm?’   Well, apparently a lot. Corporate crime costs Australia an estimated $8.5 billion annually, as Attorney-General George Brandis told parliament last week. Parliament has tabled a new bill designed to redress the corporate crime of foreign bribery. The proposed changes include the [...]

2017-12-12T05:32:33+00:00December 12th, 2017|Business Advice|45 Comments

Start Strong, Choose the Right Business Structure for Your Startup

Thinking of starting a business? One of the first administrative steps is to decide upon your business structure. The business structure you choose will impact upon your startup costs, how much tax you pay, your personal liability, your control over the business and ongoing administrative expenses. Start on the right foot by seeking legal advice. [...]

2017-12-06T00:28:44+00:00December 5th, 2017|Business Advice, Business Partnerships|132 Comments