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  1. Business Structures: Sole Trader : City Pacific Lawyers

    Business Structures: Sole Trader

    13 | Nov 2018

    When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at the sole trader business structure – how to set up as one and the pros and cons of this structure. Key Features […]

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  2. Directors’ Responsibilities – a Guide : City Pacific Lawyers

    Directors’ Responsibilities – a Guide

    13 | Nov 2018

    A company is an association incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the ‘Act’). The effect of incorporation gives the company a separate entity, distinct from its directors and shareholders. It can enter into contracts, sue and be sued in its individual right. The Australian Investment and Securities Commission (ASIC) is the Government body authorised […]

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  3. FAQ on Estate Planning : City Pacific Lawyers

    FAQ on Estate Planning

    13 | Nov 2018

    While many people are unlikely to nominate estate planning (aka “Thinking about what will happen to my assets when I die”) as being on their “most wanted things to do” list, in reality, this is something that should be on all our “must do” lists. Proactively planning for how you would like your assets distributed […]

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  4. Attention to Detail – Defects in Statutory Demands : City Pacific Lawyers

    Attention to Detail – Defects in Statutory Demands

    9 | Oct 2018

    A statutory demand is a useful way to exert pressure on a company to force it to pay its debts. However, a creditor using a statutory demand to quickly recover a debt can run into trouble if the legal requirements regarding the form and wording of the statutory demand are not complied with. Defects in […]

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  5. The Risks of Going Guarantor : City Pacific Lawyers

    The Risks of Going Guarantor

    9 | Oct 2018

    Has a family member asked you to provide a guarantee for their home loan, or personal loan or business loan? If so, you need to be clear about your obligations under a contract of guarantee. What is a guarantee? If a lender is concerned about a borrower’s capacity to repay a loan or has classified […]

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  6. Commercial leases – Responsibility for repairs and maintenance : City Pacific Lawyers

    Commercial leases – Responsibility for repairs and maintenance

    9 | Oct 2018

    A commercial lease is a legally binding contract that gives a tenant certain rights over a property for a set period of time subject to the terms and conditions set out in the lease. A commercial lease is used when leasing property used primarily for a business. You should never sign a lease without understanding […]

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  7. Social media and the workplace – employees take care : City Pacific Lawyers

    Social media and the workplace – employees take care

    22 | Aug 2018

    We live in an age characterised by a rise in the use of social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, snapchat and the like. With that rise has come a large increase in the number of cases involving employees making comments about their employers “online” – to some extent there is no longer a divide […]

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  8. A Guide to Shareholders Agreements : City Pacific Lawyers

    A Guide to Shareholders Agreements

    22 | Aug 2018

    A company constitution is usually drafted in a standard format and does not provide protection for shareholders in the event of a dispute between them or where issues arise not covered by the constitution. A shareholders agreement, which properly outlines the steps to be taken in the event of disputes and certain circumstances arising, can […]

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  9. COPYRIGHT: 10 Frequently Asked Questions : City Pacific Lawyers

    COPYRIGHT: 10 Frequently Asked Questions

    22 | Aug 2018

    If you are an artist, writer or business owner concerned about protecting copyright in your work, the answers to these frequently asked questions will provide you with some guidance as to how copyright law operates in Australia. 1. Do I need to register for copyright protection? Under Australian law, there is no registration of copyright. […]

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  10. Do you know about Adverse Action claims? You should! : City Pacific Lawyers

    Do you know about Adverse Action claims? You should!

    29 | Jun 2018

    It is not well known that the Fair Work Act provides that an employee has a “workplace right” if the employee is able to make a complaint or inquiry in relation to his or her employment. An employer contravenes the Act if the employer takes “adverse action” against the employee (for example, by dismissing the […]

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