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ACCC changes – Terms & Conditions, Consumer Protection Component

ACCC changes – Terms & Conditions, consumer protection component A reminder to all suppliers and manufacturers – Take action to ensure that you comply with the consumer guarantees under the australian consumer law In January 2011 the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) was i
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Director’s Penalty Notices

Changes to the director penalty regime- reporting company liabilities to the ato has never been as important Changes to the director penalty regime, which took effect on 30 June 2012, have greatly extended the circumstances in which a director will be personally liable for a company’s
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Buying and selling

Conveyancing Before signing a Contract you should engage in the services of a lawyer who will guide you through the process. Buying What Pointon Partners will do for you: Review the Contract of Sale before signing Ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you acquire the ti
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Restraint of Trade Clause Case

TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT – RESTRAINT OF TRADE Restraint of trade clauses are more often than not included in employment contracts in order to restrict a departing employee from competing with their former employer. They can be individually drafted and may include a number of restrain
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Duties Act

Sweeping changes to the duties act set to significantly affect numerous transactions From 1 July 2012, Victoria’s land-rich regime was replaced by new landholder duty rules, which brought Victoria largely into line with all other Australian jurisdictions (except for Tasmania). The lan
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Challenging Wills

Testator’s family maintenance claim Despite any contrary intention of a will maker, under section 91(1) of the Administration and Probate Act 1958 (Vic), the Supreme Court has power to order that financial provision be made out of the estate of a deceased person for the ‘proper
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Charter of National/Vic Bodies

Defending the position of sporting organisations in the new state of play The Australian Sports Commission recently published its new ‘Sports Governance Principles’ (Principles) with the aim of improving the governance of Australia’s national sporting organisations to ultimately impro
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STRATEGIES TO PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Intellectual property (IP) is perhaps one of the most valuable business assets that your company owns. IP rights can provide your business with a competitive advantage. It is essential that alongside the money and time spent inventing, developing and marketing your IP, you take adequa
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Fortescue

Fortescue – v – ASIC High court clears fortescue metals and andrew forrest, asic slammed The High Court recently handed down its decision in Forrest v Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2012] HCA 39 where it allowed appeals by both Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (Fort
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