Business Law Blog

See our latest blog articles that cover some of the most important topics we deal with.

When making your will and planning your estate it pays to get it right. For most people, the thought of their family not being provided for in the event of their death is uncomfortable to contemplate. The reality is however, that if you fail to properly plan your estate or create a valid will, this can have very serious implications for the way in which your estate is dealt with on your death, including how your loved ones are taken care of.

Choosing an Executor

An executor is the person who is named in a will to administer the estate of a deceased person. It is a primary requirement that an executor act in good faith and in the best interest of the estate at all times. The activities completed by an executor can be broad-ranging and can include:

Restraints of Trade
What is a Restraint of Trade?

A restraint of trade is a contractual term added to an employment contract which limits the employee from performing certain activities after they are no longer working for the employer.

Family Provision Application

A Family Provision Application is often referred to as “challenging a will”.  However, it should be noted that a Family Provision Application can be brought whether the deceased left a will or died without a will (referred to as intestate).

Unfair Dismissal
Unfair dismissal: The importance of a fair go all round. 

The principle of ‘a fair go all round’ is central to unfair dismissal law in Australia.

Business Structures
Which business structure is right for you?

Choosing the right business structure to suit the needs of your commercial enterprise is essential.

Buying or selling property

There are a number of things to think about when you decide to buy property for your business.