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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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Business Structures – Trusts : City Pacific Lawyers

    Business Structures – Trusts

    29 | Jun 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 trusts – how to set up a trust and the pros and cons of the trust structure. Key Features A trust is […]


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  7. Unfair Contracts Update – are you complying with the law : City Pacific Lawyers

    Unfair Contracts Update – are you complying with the law

    30 | May 2018

    In November 2016 the current Unfair Contract Terms Regime (UCT Regime) was extended to cover standard form contracts entered into with ‘small business’. The changes have a significant impact on the way Australian businesses contract with each other and it is important that you understand how the changes affect you and how you need to […]


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  8. Parental leave – can I return to work part time? : City Pacific Lawyers

    Parental leave – can I return to work part time?

    17 | Apr 2018

      Employees have a statutory entitlement to return to work and to their previous position after taking a period of parental leave under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). If the employee’s previous position no longer exists, the employee is entitled to return to a position which is closest in pay and status to […]


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  9. What is an Agreement to Lease? : City Pacific Lawyers

    What is an Agreement to Lease?

    17 | Apr 2018

      When renting business related property it is important for both landlords and tenants to understand the relationship they are entering into and the rights and obligations that they each have. The document that governs this relationship is usually a Commercial Lease. A Commercial Lease gives the tenant an immediate right to take possession of […]


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  10. Trade Marks in Australia : City Pacific Lawyers

    Trade Marks in Australia

    7 | Mar 2018

      The advantage of registering a trade mark is that it confers far more benefits than registering a business name, company name or domain name. Marketing is an important business tool, and a registered trade mark is crucial in allowing you to protect any value or credibility which you have built on your brand. What […]


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