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Jan 9, 2017, 2:21 PM
For many Australian businesses, LinkedIn has become an integral part of making connections and doing business, especially when it comes to finding and building relationships with clients and new leads. But as our reliance on this platform increases, so does the need for clear policies about who owns these connections and how they are used. Some employers are finding — all to late — the dangers of not having clear expectations spelled out in the employment contract and policy documents could mean former employees leave with valuable customer information.
Dec 15, 2016, 12:38 PM
In most disputes a letter of demand is the first letter you receive and it sets out the allegations against you. It is typically followed by a “Without Prejudice – Save as to Costs” letter which sets out the compromise the other side it willing to offer, and it is also sometimes called a Calderbank Offer.
Dec 14, 2016, 9:41 AM
When purchasing a newly constructed home or strata property from a developer, there are many advantages. These purchases are not without their risks. Because many of these properties are sold before the developer has subdivided the land into individual lots, they require the use of an off-the-plan type contract.
Dec 14, 2016, 9:41 AM
Employers who use poorly drafted employment contracts (perhaps contracts downloaded from the Internet) take significant business risks especially when they terminate an employee under such agreements.
Dec 8, 2016, 2:00 PM
When a 3rd party to a contract “jumps out of the woodwork” and says the debt is “now owed to me” complications can arise. For instance there may be issues about whether the assignment of the debt was valid
Dec 7, 2016, 8:00 PM
In some legal disputes, the injured party is awarded a sum of money to compensate for the damage caused by the wrongdoer. However, money does not cure all evils. In other cases, often involving contract breaches, justice is best served through non-monetary relief, or equity type remedies.
Dec 6, 2016, 7:29 PM
A tort is basically a civil wrong caused by one person to another “legal person” whether as an individual, company or business. Unlike criminal acts, which are considered “wrongs” against society and punishable as such, torts are civil in nature often leading to damages as a remedy.
Nov 28, 2016, 8:22 AM
Signing a commercial lease is a huge undertaking. Much time and energy is spent securing the right location. Once a property is identified, then starts the important — and complex — process of negotiating the contract terms and coming to a final agreement. There are search fees, legal fees, improvements and costs that add up quickly and substantially. Considering the huge investment in both resources and capital, it is important to protect yourself in the event that the property changes hands.
Nov 21, 2016, 8:17 AM
When you are a shareholder in a company, you implicitly trust that the directors/management will conduct the business affairs properly and not in a manner that is unfairly prejudicial or discriminatory against a shareholder(s). But what happens when this is not the case and there has been improper conduct?
Nov 15, 2016, 9:17 AM
When Angas executed a deed of release with its insurer, by which it was to receive $597,627 in respect of a claim for insurance cover regarding a default by a mortgagee, it probably never really turned its mind to how Cl 4(e) would operate to bite it later on.