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Anti-Phoenixing Laws and Director Penalty Notices – Important Updates for Directors

Company directors should note new laws increasing their exposure to personal liability for certain debts and creating new criminal offences and civil penalties under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Act 2020, as the title suggests, targets phoenix activities that rob the Australian economy and place companies engaging in… Read More

Understanding Unfair Dismissal Claims

Unfair dismissal matters can be complex and frustrating for both employers and employees alike. Since the commencement of the Fair Work Act in 2009, employers have had expanded responsibilities to ensure they correctly terminate employees and more employees are able to successfully make unfair dismissal claims. At the same time employers have narrower exceptions when… Read More

Debt recovery basics for business

If you are owed money for goods or services, the first step in attempting to recover it is generally to send a letter of demand to the other party setting out the amount of money outstanding and giving them a defined period of time within which to settle the matter by paying you the money… Read More

Avoiding conveyancing traps – special conditions

Conveyancing is the process involving the transfer of legal title of real property from one person to another. The conveyancing process is designed to ensure that the buyer obtains good and marketable title to the property together with all the rights that run with the property and is notified of any restrictions or rights in advance of their purchase. For… Read More