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How effective are your Post Employment Restraints

Much damage can be done to a business where an executive or senior manager resigns taking valuable customer information and confidential information.  Restraint of trade clauses, or post-employment restraints, play a crucial role in protecting the legitimate interests...

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Why it’s a bad idea to write your own Will

It is relatively easy to find a free Will template on the internet and fairly cheap to buy a Will “kit” from a newsagent or online. There are also websites that have “data collectors” that take your information and create a Will for you seemingly without any legal...

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Can you be separated and live under the same roof?

Before a person can apply for a divorce they have to be able to establish to the Family Court that their marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be established if the Court is satisfied that the parties to the marriage have separated and have lived separately...

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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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