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Sale or Purchase of Business

Hoping to buy or sell a private health practice? Look no further.

December 11, 2017

Having worked with a number of purchasers and vendors of health practices, we’re familiar with the ins and outs of how these transactions work. Whether you’re involved in or looking to be involved in a dentist, physiotherapy or general practice medical clinic, there are certain things you need to look out for. Are you buying…

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Ipso Facto Insolvency Law Reforms – What They Mean For Your Business

December 11, 2017

The ipso facto reforms, which are expected to come into effect on 1 January 2018, are likely to have a substantial impact on the way in which businesses manage their insolvency risk. Insolvency risk is the risk that the party you are transacting with goes insolvent and is unable to pay the debts that are…

Kearley Lewis Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery: Keep Your Cash Flow Healthy

December 6, 2017

By Julie Lamers We’re nearing the end of the calendar year, and many of our   business customers may have recently reviewed their debt recovery processes and procedures, to ensure they maintain a healthy cash flow and minimise potential bad debts throughout this year. When your business is winning new business, it’s great for your…

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Workplace Landscape for 2018

December 6, 2017

By Adam Foster This year has seen many changes to the landscape of workplaces across Australia. Looking back, we can see that significant changes have either happened, or are on the way. A few noteworthy developments include the well-publicised changes to penalty rates for the retail and hospitality industries. Those changes will now come into…

Australian Consumer Law Review

Australian Consumer Law Review

December 6, 2017

By Caroline James Consumer Affairs Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) has recently undertaken a comprehensive review of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), a law that forms part of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and aims to provide vital protections to consumers. Currently, a person is taken to have acquired goods as a consumer if:…


Verification of Identity (VOI) in Dealings on Property

December 6, 2017

By Jessie Luu It is a noteworthy reminder that VOI is a mandatory requirement under sections 27AB(1) and 106A(1) of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic) for the Registrar of Title to register any dealings on property.  VOI is required for all parties in dealings on property. So, this will include: caveators and other interest…

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The ACCC Initiates its First Case for Breach of Unfair Contract Terms

November 22, 2017

By Caroline James In November 2016, the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) was amended to extend the prohibitions against ‘unfair contract terms’ to small businesses. We have written a number of articles on this topic which can be found here. In September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) initiated its first case…

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Case Update – Alleasing Pty Ltd, in the matter of OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd -v- Onesteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd

September 27, 2017

By Roberta Hosikian In the case of Alleasing Pty Ltd, in the matter of OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd -v- Onesteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 656 the Court fixed the date of registration of a security interest at a later date in order to give effect to a settlement agreement made between the parties to…

Verification of Identity

Get(ting) Qualified – for multiple breaches of the Australian Consumer Law

September 27, 2017

By Su-Ann Loh On 23 June 2017, Justice Beach of the Federal Court of Australia found the company Get Qualified Australia Pty Ltd (In Liq) liable for multiple breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”). His Honour’s lengthy 102-page judgment makes for interesting reading because of his detailed analysis of the marketing strategies and business…


Free seminar: 3 workplace risks every business can avoid

September 18, 2017

You are invited to a free seminar on “3 workplace risks every business can avoid”. Obtain a practical understanding of the three key risks for employers when managing staff. Ask any employer and they will tell that you that their Number One worry is their staff: finding them, keeping them and contracting with them, paying them…