Winding up a corporation

There are a number of grounds for a corporation to be wound up.  Not all of these concern the corporation’s insolvency, though it is the most common basis for applications for winding up. This article focusses on winding up applications that seek to rely upon the failure of a corporation to comply with a valid statutory…

Recovery of debts and statutory demands

Cash is king and bad debts can be extremely detrimental to your business.  Statutory demands are a means of recovering your debts in an efficient and effective manner, in certain circumstances. It is important to note that: a statutory demand can only be issued against a company, not an individual; the quantum of the debt…

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Employers caught by own policies

14th September 2017

Businesses, particularly large ones, often develop internal policies concerning the employment of their employees. These policies deal with a wide range of matters including the use of motor vehicles, drugs and alcohol, conflicts of interest, IT and social media, confidentiality and intellectual property, dress codes, bullying, harassment and anti-discrimination, redundancy entitlements and eligibility for share... read more

Caveats

17th July 2017

What is a caveat? A caveat is a notice recorded on a title to land to protect an interest that affects that title.  The caveat forbids registration of any further interests that may affect the interest recorded in the caveat without the consent of the caveator (the person who lodges the caveat). Each state and... read more

Online Defamation – Be Careful of What You Post!

11th July 2017

Over the past decade or so there has been a sharp increase in the use of social media by both individuals and businesses.  Social media can be a useful promotional tool.  There are many benefits, in a commercial sense, associated with the use of social media outlets, particularly because of the ease with which you... read more