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  1. Key considerations when selling your business : City Pacific Lawyers

    Key considerations when selling your business

    2 | Aug 2022

    Key considerations when selling your business If you are thinking of selling your business, you should ensure you take time to prepare and carefully consider elements of the process, before committing to sell. There is a lot to organise and prepare when getting ready to sell your business. Below are some issues that you should consider […]

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  2. When is a guarantee unenforceable? : City Pacific Lawyers

    When is a guarantee unenforceable?

    2 | Aug 2022

    When is a guarantee unenforceable? A guarantee is a binding promise by one person (the guarantor), to be answerable for the debt or obligation of another (the debtor) if the debtor defaults. Guarantees become enforceable by the person to whom the guarantee has been given (the creditor) when debtors have defaulted on their obligations. In […]

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  3. How to keep your legal costs down – our top tips : City Pacific Lawyers

    How to keep your legal costs down – our top tips

    2 | Aug 2022

    How to keep your legal costs down – our top tips If your business is involved in a commercial dispute, your biggest concerns are likely to be the financial losses that your organisation and its officers could suffer, and the size of your legal bill. Commercial disputes can be disruptive, emotional and can exhaust resources […]

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  4. FAQs on Estate Planning : City Pacific Lawyers

    FAQs on Estate Planning

    4 | Jul 2022

    While many people are unlikely to consider estate planning aka “thinking about what will happen to my assets when I die” as being at the top of their “life admin” 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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  5. 5 Tips and Tricks for controlling business debtors : City Pacific Lawyers

    5 Tips and Tricks for controlling business debtors

    4 | Jul 2022

    While growing your business, it can become easy to lose sight of effectively managing your debtors. However doing so, can help your business continue to grow successfully. In the current climate, post-COVID it is more important than ever to have a good debtor management plan in place. The information below are some recommended tips and […]

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  6. Warning for property purchasers – Changes to Stamp duty from the State Revenue Office : City Pacific Lawyers

    Warning for property purchasers – Changes to Stamp duty from the State Revenue Office

    4 | Jul 2022

    If you are a new purchaser or a seasoned purchaser – you need to be aware that the State Revenue Office (SRO) can now impose duty on late settlement fees and penalty interest imposed by a Contract of Sale if you cannot settle on time. On 14 June 2022, the SRO announced that from 1 […]

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  7. Retail Leases Act: Obligations for Commercial Landlords and Property Managers : City Pacific Lawyers

    Retail Leases Act: Obligations for Commercial Landlords and Property Managers

    5 | Jun 2022

    Commercial Landlords and Property Managers Beware – What are your obligations to your tenants about Options to Renew under the Retail Leases Act? Are you a landlord or property manager of retail/commercial premises? If so, read on. Anyone who is party to a lease that is governed by the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (the […]

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  8. What employers need to know about new casual employment laws : City Pacific Lawyers

    What employers need to know about new casual employment laws

    30 | May 2022

    The Fair Work Act (FWA) was recently amended to change workplace rights for casual employees, and places new obligations on employers. A new definition of casual employment has been introduced, as well as a pathway for casual employees to move to permanent employment, through casual conversion or offer of permanent employment. Essentially, the laws confer […]

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  9. The risks of being an executor : City Pacific Lawyers

    The risks of being an executor

    30 | May 2022

    Are you an executor of a Will? Before administering the estate, you should understand that this role involves risks such as personal liability for the expenses of administering the estate. You also should be aware that you may be entitled to commission for your ‘handy work’ in administering the deceased’s estate. It is important to […]

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  10. Do It Yourself Conveyancing – Should you? : City Pacific Lawyers

    Do It Yourself Conveyancing – Should you?

    30 | May 2022

    Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership (title) of property (real estate) from a seller to a buyer. For most people, buying or selling property is one of the largest financial transactions they will ever make, and the conveyancing process is usually undertaken with the assistance of a conveyancer or lawyer. Sometimes people […]

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