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Top 10 tips to avoid an unfair dismissal claim

Unfair dismissal is when an employee is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. In the case of small businesses unfair dismissals ma […]

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Is my lease a retail lease?

Many of our clients ask us ‘Is my lease a retail lease?’ The answer isn’t always straightforward, so to lend some clarity, here are some key points both l […]

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That’s the price you pay

With the constant pressures of deadlines, supply orders, reporting, accounting requirements and profit margins (just to name a few), businesses can inadvertentl […]

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Retail leasing: do your homework

In Victoria, retail leases are governed by the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Act)1. A retail lease arises (subject to certain exceptions) when parties enter into a le […]

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Section 52 … why bother?

If you are a business owner and have ever thought about selling your business there is a good chance you’ve come across the term ‘Section 52’.  Now be ho […]

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Architectural plans – copyright or wrong?

Property developers, architects and builders should be aware that using a third parties’ plans may result in copyright infringement. In a recent decision i […]

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Blue skies or storm ahead?

A recent EU case highlights the importance of trade mark clearance searches and brand strategy from an early stage. Of notable interest is the fact that this st […]

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It’s all in the details!

A recent decision in the Supreme Court of New South Wales has highlighted the importance of paying attention to detail for both vendors and purchasers alike. In […]

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Target v TAR JAY: Parody or rip-off?

Australians have a penchant for jocular nicknames. And we’re not just talking on the footy field. Aussie jargon even stretches to the corporate space. Take th […]

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Christmas party ghosts

With the festive season fast approaching many employers will be organising the office Christmas party. For many employees who have worked hard over the last 12 […]

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