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Employee or Contractor – do you know the difference?

It's important for all businesses to have systems in place to determine whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors, as tax, super and other government obligations are different depending on whether the working arrangement is...

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Challenging a deceased estate – have you missed out?

The Administration and Probate Act 1958 (Vic) (the ‘Act’) allows the Court to make orders to provide for a claimant from the estate of a deceased person.  This means that the Court may change a deceased person’s Will or administration on intestacy to award a person...

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Social media and family law – Just don’t do it!

Social media - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and the like - can be a lot of fun and have become an accepted part of modern life.  Many of us use such forms of electronic communication to share the exciting, as well as the banal events in our lives, to express...

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Personal Property Security Register

It is crucial that people who have a security interest in personal property take it seriously or risk losing their security interests. Many businesses are struggling to understand the implications of the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR). In this article we...

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Understanding a Commercial Lease

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....

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FAQ on Estate Planning

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...

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SMSF changes to the law – 1 July 2017

The Government announced several changes to Australia’s superannuation system in the 2016 Budget, most of which will take affect from 1 July 2017. The changes apply to all Australians with superannuation and have significant impact for members of high value...

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