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Winding up Order : Section 461 of the Corporations Act

The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) is important in governing and regulating corporate conduct. Section 461 of the Corporations Act allows for a winding ...more

Unfair Contract Terms : Recent Legislation

This article discusses the amendments to unfair contract term legislation that came into effect in November 2023.  In light of the amendments, it is ...more

Bad Debts : How to avoid them in Business

Effective debt management is essential for any business to succeed.  One of the most common problems businesses face is outstanding debts.  When ...more

Navigating Business Contracts: What you need to Know.

Contracts are a fundamental part of conducting business. They are legally binding agreements that govern and regulate the terms and conditions of a ...more

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Laws

In recent years, it has become increasingly understood that diversity and inclusion are essential components of a successful workplace. In Australia, ...more

Legal Advice when Starting a Business

Starting a business is an exciting and rewarding journey. However, it also comes with its own set of risks and challenges, including navigating the ...more

BSM’s Success in Franchise Dispute

This article is based on an actual case conducted by the lawyers at Brander Smith McKnight and provides a brief example of some of the processes used ...more

Recent Director Resignation Requirements

Directors of companies need to comply with recent resignation requirements under the Corporation Act 2001 (Cth).  Compliance with these requirements ...more

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Holding Companies in Australia

There are a plethora of ways to structure a business in Australia including companies, sole proprietors, partnerships and trusts.  However, it may be...more

High Court Broadens Mandatory Examination Powers

Overview Section 596A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) allows “eligible applicants” to apply to have an officer  of a company in ...more

Director Identification Requirements

As a result of recent legislation, there are new ASIC director identification requirements. Directors are now legally required to have a director ID. ...more

Franchising Agreements

What is Franchising Franchising is the creation and distribution of a brand and franchise system which allows an individual (franchisee) to do ...more

Illegal Phoenix Activity

This brief article examines illegal phoenix activity, including the definition, telltale signs, the negative impacts and how to avoid it. What is it? ...more

ASIC Investigations

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is the Federal body responsible for the regulation of Australia’s companies and ...more

Company Directors Duties

This article discusses company director’s duties.  A director is an officer of a company that has responsibilities, powers, and legal ...more

Due Diligence when Purchasing a Business

This brief article discusses due diligence when purchasing a business. What is Due Diligence? Due diligence refers to the process of making enquiries ...more