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Evergreen Clauses, what are they and where are they hiding?

If you have ever signed up to a service that doesn’t end or you can’t seem to get out off, you’ve probably just met...

Intellectual Property: Asset Depreciation

Intellectual property, such as patents and copyrights can represent a significant portion of a company’s assets - particularly for highly innovative start-ups. Currently, intangible assets...

Award winning lawyer, entrepreneur & author to speak at TEDx in the Whitsundays

Sarah Bartholomeusz, Adelaide lawyer, entrepreneur and author of How to Avoid a Fall from Grace: Legal Lessons for Directors, believes nothing is impossible, even though it...

Lawyer, Melissa Sinopoli, shakes up the traditional legal system with a world first instant fixed-fee comparison site

The legal industry is one steeped in tradition. Like our elders who will never give up on the feel of a newspaper for an...

What you need to know about Copyright, Trademark and Business Name Registrations

Copyright In Australia, copyright protection is automatically granted to any original creations. This means that as soon as someone has created something original such as...

Risks of legal non-compliance

Compliance and risk management don’t sound very attractive but they are crucial to having a sound business and are drivers to achieving business excellence...

What to consider when employing your first staff member

So your business has expanded and you are considering employing your first member of staff.  However, you are not sure whether to employee a...

Key Consumer Law issues to consider when running an online business

The fastest growth rate in Australia for start ups is the online business. This range from selling goods such as make up or skin...

What to Do When a Workplace Accident Occurs

It’s easy to believe that workplace accidents happen to ‘other people’. The reality is that workplace accidents can, and do, affect a great range...

5 Things you need to do to ensure your company is compliant in 2016

The end of a calendar year marks a moment in time when we consider the goals we set for ourselves and measure them against...

Internships: A potential minefield for employers

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive for university graduates, many students and young professionals are willing to take on unpaid internships to gain...