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Statutory demand: a double edged sword

Statutory demands can be a handy tool in recovering a debt. However, their associated risks are often overlooked in the heat of the moment. Indeed, paying the o […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 2)

Welcome to the second instalment of a 3-part series on the risks associated with offshoring personal information. It is increasingly common for organisations to […]

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How geese have changed trade mark law

The Federal Court handed down a landmark decision in the trade mark dispute between the Wild Geese and Wild Turkey alcohol brands[1]. In doing so, it has change […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 1)

This is the first of a 3-part series on risks associated with offshoring personal information. In this series, we will discuss: an organisation’s obligati […]

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Play fair with small business

12 November 2016 is d-day! New unfair contract laws will commence in Australia extending the coverage of consumer protection to ‘standard form’ small bus […]

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Mental health in the workplace – are you discriminating?

Australia recently marked World Mental Health Day, a campaign which raises community awareness about mental health issues. In support of this cause, we briefly […]

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Chocolate is the answer – what’s the question?

Confectionery companies and chocolatier giants, Mars and Mondelez International, have been battling over the use of a lower case ‘m’ on Mars’ packaging of […]

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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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