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Legal Due Diligence When Purchasing Commercial Property

Buying a commercial property is an important decision with significant financial consequences. If you are considering buying a commercial property, it is vital that investigations about the property are carried out so that you can make an informed decision...

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A Franchise Agreement explained

Since the early 1970’s buying and operating a franchise business has become an increasingly popular way for many Australians to own and operate their own business. Initially franchising in Australia almost always involved a foreign parent company or brand....

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The Power of a Statutory Demand – business debt collection

If you are in business, whether it’s in the capacity of a company director, in management or if you represent a company as its accountant, you must know of the power of a Statutory Demand. This article sets out the huge benefits in using this as a method of very...

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Take care when buying a property off the Plan

The term “buying off the plan” usually refers to purchasing a property that is not yet registered as a separate lot with the government department responsible for land title registrations, or not yet built. Buying off the plan can refer to the purchase of a block of...

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A Step by Step Guide to the Litigation Process

If you are a small business owner, there is a good chance that at some point you will consider suing someone to recover a debt, seek damages for a breach of contract or to resolve an employment dispute. If you are considering commencing a legal action, it is important...

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The benefits of mediation in a commercial dispute

Lawyers are often stereotyped as being interested in prolonging an expensive Court action. More often the opposite is true. Lawyers know that Court cases are expensive and that clients are fearful that legal costs could escalate to an intolerable level. Lawyers...

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Business Structures: Company

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 companies - how to set one up and the pros...

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All about Medical Negligence Claims

Medical practitioners and hospitals are often under pressure to give accurate diagnosis and treatment to their patients in tight timeframes. In a perfect world, health care and medical treatment would proceed without complication and deliver anticipated results....

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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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Selling a House – The Conveyancing Process Explained

Selling a home is usually an emotional and stressful time and can become a costly process if mistakes are made. A qualified lawyer or conveyancer can simplify the procedure and limit the risks involved. In this article, we look at the steps which a lawyer will take...

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