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Wills - Legal advice is Paramount

Wills - Legal advice is Paramount

Wills are an integral part of estate planning, yet many Australians do not have a Will. Wills, generally speaking, are a relatively inexpensive way of making sure your assets pass to those you would like to receive those gifts.

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Who owns copyright in advertisements that you pay for?

Who owns copyright in advertisements that you pay for?

Copyright laws in Australia protect a range of ‘works’ such as literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works. However, a problem arises when you pay an advertising agency to create an advertisement for your business.

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Consequences for Directors Shirking Responsibilities

Consequences for Directors Shirking Responsibilities

Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. It seems that tax reform is on the agenda for government at both State and Federal level. It is certainly something that is never far from the lips of people in business, whether big or small.

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Watch your step

Watch your step

On 5 February 2010 Mr Andrew Morris (the Plaintiff) fell from a cliff-top on North Stradbroke Island. He sustained serious injuries including paraplegia. The Plaintiff and some friends had set off at night in search of a track/access point to the beach because they intended to go fishing the next day. The Plaintiff said he followed a track, and after stopping for a short time, believed he saw stairs in the distance and set off toward them before falling.

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Corporate Insolvency

Corporate Insolvency

Is your business able to pays its debts as and when they are due and payable? It is with interest that I note that the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has published details of corporate insolvency activity for 2013/2014. The rate of company insolvency has dropped from the previous year, which is promising for business generally.

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Could what you say online be labelled defamation?

Could what you say online be labelled defamation?

It is not uncommon to hear politicians and high profile members of the public threatening to sue claiming to have been ‘defamed’. Defamation, generally speaking, is where one party sues another because defamatory words concerning that person have be published or made known to others. In Queensland, the law of defamation is governed by both the common law and the Defamation Act 2005 (Qld).

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