Monthly Archives: May 2015

International Inheritance & Wealth Planning Issues

  By Robert Gordon TEP STEP Adelaide 30 April 2015 1    PRÉCIS Increasingly, clients are holding assets in multiple jurisdictions. This may be driven by a number of factors, such as taxation (direct and inheritance), forced heirship or testators family maintenance legislation, asset protection concerns, including liability under family law and bankruptcy legislation. It is [...]

2015-05-07T02:57:29+00:00May 7th, 2015|Categories: Taxation|

EXTENDING UNFAIR CONTRACT TERM PROTECTIONS TO SMALL BUSINESSES – LEGISLATIVE REFORM

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (ASIC Act) both include unfair contract term protections, however currently these protections are only afforded to consumers and not businesses. What is an Unfair Contract Term? An unfair term is defined as a term that: Causes a significant imbalance in the [...]

2015-05-06T08:44:13+00:00May 6th, 2015|Categories: Commercial|