Should you lease or licence your business premise?

A lease arises when a party grants another party a legal right to exclusive possession of premises for a specified period of time in return for the payment of rent. A lease gives rise to property…

Does your business have a Covid-19 safe plan?

As you will all be aware, the recent outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the world on a significant scale and continues to feature heavily in headline news, with recommendations and…

No Will and Multiple “Spouses”-who receives the estate?

When a person dies without a will, the law dictates who the beneficiaries are. A recent NSW case had to decide what happens when a deceased with no will has multiple legal "spouses" at their date of…

Understanding the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code (the Code) provides a framework for small businesses that affords employees procedural fairness whilst offering a degree of protection to the employer from…

Know Your Rights: Unfair Dismissal

Currently, unfair dismissal claims are inundating the Fair Work Commission with a 65 per cent spike in unfair dismissal applications in comparison to this time last year. Amidst the coronavirus…

Our Top 10 Tips After Separation

Make sure that you’ve got a counsellor/therapist/best friend on speed dial. If there is no fixing the relationship, you need to be sure you take care of yourself and your mental health first a…

Liability of Beneficiaries of Trusts

True or False? In light of section 100A of the Trustee Act 1925 (NSW), beneficiaries no longer have a personal obligation to indemnity a trustee.

Tax and Australian Residents

Under the Australian Taxation system, a taxpayer’s tax liability varies significantly depending on their residency status. Australian residents are taxed not only on their Australian sourced income…

Characterisation of Casual Employees

The landmark ruling of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 is set to change hiring patterns as the Federal Court of Australia has again confirmed that an employee engaged as a casual can still…