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  1. Concerned about protecting your company from shareholders disputes? Read this. : City Pacific Lawyers

    Concerned about protecting your company from shareholders disputes? Read this.

    21 | Jun 2019

    Starting a business requires careful planning and consideration. A failure to allow for unforeseen events or for ways to resolve future disagreements could put your new venture at considerable risk. The repercussions of failing to plan are clearly illustrated in a case in the Federal Court between co-owners of the popular Grill’d fast food empire. […]


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  2. Traps to avoid in Commercial Leases : City Pacific Lawyers

    Traps to avoid in Commercial Leases

    26 | Apr 2019

    Commercial leases form part of many business transactions and commercial property is a popular investment choice. Whether you are a tenant or landlord, there is much to consider when entering into a commercial lease. Some commercial leases are classified as ‘retail’ and fall under specific legislation operating in various States. With the increase of retail […]


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  3. Personal Liability for Company Directors : City Pacific Lawyers

    Personal Liability for Company Directors

    12 | Mar 2019

    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 own right. The Australian Investment and Securities Commission (ASIC) is the Government body authorised […]


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  4. 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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  5. An Overview of Guarantees and Indemnities : City Pacific Lawyers

    An Overview of Guarantees and Indemnities

    29 | Jun 2018

    It is important that anyone who is asked to provide a guarantee or indemnity understands precisely what their liabilities are under the arrangements. In this article, we identify the distinguishing features of both guarantees and indemnities and consider the significant differences between the 2 kinds of arrangements. Features of a guarantee A guarantee is a […]


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  6. 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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  7. Update on Personal Property Security Register : City Pacific Lawyers

    Update on Personal Property Security Register

    30 | May 2018

    The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a national, electronic register of security interests in personal property that was established on 30 January 2012. What does the PPSR cover? The easiest way to understand what is covered is to dissect the name – Personal Property Securities Register – think of the ‘personal property’ part as […]


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  8. Buying a Franchise – things you should know : City Pacific Lawyers

    Buying a Franchise – things you should know

    30 | Jan 2018

      Buying or starting a business can be overwhelming. There is a lot to consider – the most suitable structure for your business, the financial and taxation implications and ensuring from the start that you are placed in the best position for future growth and profitability. A franchise is a popular choice when looking at […]


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  9. Understanding a Commercial Lease : City Pacific Lawyers

    Understanding a Commercial Lease

    1 | Mar 2017

    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.   So what is a Commercial Lease? A lease is a legally binding contract […]


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  10. Understanding a Commercial Lease : City Pacific Lawyers

    Understanding a Commercial Lease

    5 | Nov 2015

    The November edition of our newsletter features articles about commercial leasing, avoiding redundancy traps and choosing the right lawyer for a commercial dispute, as well as some updates with what we have been up to in the firm recently.

    We also have included our launch of our cinema ad launch which we think is a great snapshot showcasing our people and services. Have a look and let us know what you think!


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