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When is a licence really a franchise?

Posted on July 07, 2021

If you plan on licensing your trade marks, brands, or other IP, it’s super important to consider whether the licence agreement is in…

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Franchising Alert – a revised Code is now in force

Posted on July 02, 2021

If you are a franchisor or franchisee (or are thinking of becoming one), you need to know that the franchising code has recently been…

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Viagogo and iSelect – two recent wins for consumers

Posted on October 16, 2020

Two unconnected cases show that big businesses who try to take advantage of consumers can get punished if their conduct is misleading or…

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The king and li-ability as an "officer" of a company

Posted on March 19, 2020

In March 2020, the High Court unanimously overturned a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal)…

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Valid Signing of Legal Documents – Electronic Signatures

Posted on November 20, 2019

In this age of electronic communications and documents, we are often asked to advise on how a legal document can be signed validly. There…

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Sale of Business - Liability for Employee Entitlements (part two)

Posted on April 11, 2018

The allocation of liability for accrued employee entitlements requires careful treatment in the sale and purchase of a business. Last month…

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Sale of business - liability for employee entitlements

Posted on March 05, 2018

The allocation of liability for accrued employee entitlements requires careful treatment in the sale and purchase of a business. Some…

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Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Update

Posted on December 11, 2017

On 28 August 2017 we published our legal update on proposed reforms to the Tax Deductible Gift Recipient not-for-profit review by the…

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Personal Property Securities Registrations and Sales of Businesses

Posted on November 10, 2015

The practical implications of Personal Property Security Registrations (PPSR) need careful consideration in the sale of a business. As a…

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Stamp Duty Exemption on Family Farm Transfers and other Stamp Duty Relief

Posted on September 25, 2015

Following the State Budget on 18 June 2015, the Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Budget 2015) Bill 2015 was introduced to State Parliament.…

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