Electronic Deeds – Are They Valid

Electronic Deeds – Are They Valid?

Legally speaking, the purpose of a deed is to transfer a title (a legal document proving ownership of a property or asset) to another person. If you are meeting with an accountant (like us) to assist you in creating a deed, you may be looking to make a trustee deed for an SMSF, or in…

The Ugg ly Debate About Trademark Infringements

The Ugg-ly Debate About Trademark Infringements

Installing a trademark within the business world is a common practice employed by businesses in establishing and distinguishing between competitors with the same products or services. A trademark can become synonymous with a product or service and be the means with which consumers can quickly identify the business. A trademark can be a brand or…

Company Takeovers – Mergers Acquisitions

Company Takeovers – Mergers & Acquisitions

Did you know that Australia prides itself on maintaining a competitive business market? It does this through the use of specific legislation that limits the effect that some mergers or acquisitions of businesses may have on market competition. By maintaining a diverse market of businesses for services, products and goods, competition is improved and the…

Professional Indemnity Insurance – What Does It Cover

Professional Indemnity Insurance – What Does It Cover?

Ensuring that the clients of a business are satisfied with what they have been provided is a crucial item for any business. However, dissatisfaction can result just as easily, and the costs of addressing the potential   Essentially, professional indemnity insurance is for when a client of your business claims to have had injury or…

Negotiating Your Employment Contract Conditions After Months

Negotiating Your Employment Contract Conditions After 12 Months

Before commencing employment at a business, organisation or under an individual, an employment contract must be agreed to by both employer and employee. This employment contract may have had additional revisions, agreements or negotiated terms set out in full at signing. Still, after the past year, there may be specific issues or conditions that you’d…

The Employers Liability Around Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

The Employer’s Liability Around Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

In 2021, businesses have seen greater visibility surrounding the issue of sexual harassment within the workplace, particularly within the media and the public sphere. The impact of sexual harassment within the workplace is one that can have long-lasting ramifications on employees and employers alike. Sexual harassment is prohibited in any employment situation and relationship, with…

Things that you should not include in a will

Things that you should not include in a will

If you are thinking about writing a will, it can be helpful to know what not to include as much as it is to know what you do need to include. The following are things which you should not include in your will: Wishes: Conveying your wishes is of course important, however, they should not…