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  • May 22 2019 How do verbal promises become legally binding?

    Dynamic Business revisits a highly interesting topic on how verbal promises become legally binding, what that looks like and when it becomes “official.” In 2013, Lachlan McKnight gave us his expertise on the matter, helping small business owners understand where that line is.  Lachlan is the CEO of LegalVision. He co-founded LegalVision in 2012 with Read More…

  • April 1 2019 Expert Robert Bryden shares his legal tips for franchisees

    Australia is thriving with over 1,300 franchise businesses in a range of industries, earning over $181 billion dollars in revenue and continually growing. [1] In recent times, however, more franchisees have found themselves in a dispute against their franchisor. These problems generally arise for one of two reasons – either the franchisee has not been advised Read More…

  • March 19 2018 The benefits of using e-Conveyancing for selling your property

    With more conveyancing companies offering e-Conveyancing it’s important to know what is Electronic conveyancing or e-Conveyancing. e-Conveyancing is having the settlement process streamlined online and actioning key points online instead of multiple parties and paperwork spread over different sites/times. So, with e-conveyancing you can have buyers, sellers, lawyers, conveyancers, title offices and banks all access Read More…

  • February 16 2017 3 ways to reduce the stress of your work commute

    Commuting can be stressful. This twice-daily expedition has a way of ruining people’s moods, with motorists often displaying the highest levels of anxiety. Whether you’re on the road for an hour or 10 minutes, anyone who’s driven to and from work will know that commuting by car is no walk in the park – literally! Read More…

  • September 19 2016 Recent changes to Monetary Limits in the South Australian Magistrates Court

    South Australia has recently changed the law for minor civil claims reducing the limit from $25,000 to $12,000. The reduction in the monetary limit for minor civil claims will come into effect on 1 August 2016 however proceedings already underway in the Magistrates Court as of this date will be unaffected. Prior to 2013, the Read More…

  • September 19 2016 Evergreen Clauses, what are they and where are they hiding?

    If you have ever signed up to a service that doesn’t end or you can’t seem to get out off, you’ve probably just met an evergreen clause.  Evergreen clauses, also known as renewal clauses, are those tricky little statements within a contract that extend its duration automatically – unless one of the parties remembers to Read More…

  • June 20 2016 Intellectual Property: Asset Depreciation

    Intellectual property, such as patents and copyrights can represent a significant portion of a company’s assets – particularly for highly innovative start-ups. Currently, intangible assets are subject to a legislative “effective life” period which is used to calculate their rate of depreciation. However, these existing provisions which mandate their life span are inflexible and often Read More…

  • May 4 2016 Award winning lawyer, entrepreneur & author to speak at TEDx in the Whitsundays

    Sarah Bartholomeusz, Adelaide lawyer, entrepreneur and author of How to Avoid a Fall from Grace: Legal Lessons for Directors, believes nothing is impossible, even though it may seem like it is. It is this mindset that has Sarah speaking at this year’s Tedx event held at the Whitsunday’s on Friday, 13th May. Her theme, “Possibilizing”, a philosophy that enables people to take Read More…

  • March 18 2016 Lawyer, Melissa Sinopoli, shakes up the traditional legal system with a world first instant fixed-fee comparison site

    The legal industry is one steeped in tradition. Like our elders who will never give up on the feel of a newspaper for an iPad app, law firms that have been around since the year dot turn a blind eye to advances in technology and changing consumer behaviour, instead choosing to nurture convention. For them, Read More…

  • March 17 2016 What you need to know about Copyright, Trademark and Business Name Registrations

    Copyright In Australia, copyright protection is automatically granted to any original creations. This means that as soon as someone has created something original such as writing, music or artwork, they then become the copyright holder for the creation. As the copyright holder, you then own the rights to your creation, including the right to license Read More…

  • March 10 2016 Risks of legal non-compliance

    Undertaking an annual legal health check of your company is one of the best decisions you will make for it’s reputation, growth and for your sanity. Compliance and risk management don’t sound very sexy but they are crucial to having a sound business and are drivers to achieving business excellence – we call it Future-Proofing. Read More…

  • February 18 2016 What to consider when employing your first staff member

    So your business has expanded and you are considering employing your first member of staff.  However, you are not sure whether to employee a full time, contract or even a casual worker.  Before you go ahead start recruiting,  here are some important legal issues to consider when hiring staff: Contractor vs Employee In law, there Read More…

  • February 3 2016 Key Consumer Law issues to consider when running an online business

    The fastest growth rate in Australia for start ups is the online business. This range from selling goods such as make up or skin care, to children’s clothing and toys. However, before you rush ahead and set up your business online, there are a few legal issues that you need to be aware of when Read More…

  • February 2 2016 What to Do When a Workplace Accident Occurs

    It’s easy to believe that workplace accidents happen to ‘other people’. The reality is that workplace accidents can, and do, affect a great range of people and the impact on workers, families and businesses can be devastating. Fortunately, credible legal support is available. By utilising the services of a law firm that specialises in worker’s Read More…

  • January 13 2016 5 Things you need to do to ensure your company is compliant in 2016

    The end of a calendar year marks a moment in time when we consider the goals we set for ourselves and measure them against what we achieved.  We reflect on what went well and what needs improvement and we use those reflections to set our goals for the year ahead.  What we don’t often do Read More…

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