The recent Federal Court decision in Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture  FCA 732 (‘Brett Cattle’) has implications for future decisions by Federal government ministers in relation to not only the live cattle industry, but also other enterprises.
Commercial property is an asset class that can provide good returns if you buy at the right time, in the right place, and can install good tenants.
Going into business with close friends or associates as partners is, for many people, an ideal way to realise their entrepreneurial dreams. Like sole trading, a partnership business structure offers many advantages.
We are certainly in extraordinary times, however South Geldard Lawyers aims to provide legal services to our valued clients to the extent that we are able. Our office remains open for business.
Negative reviews from disgruntled customers are a reality that most businesses will have to face from time to time. But once those negative reviews are anonymously published online, business owners are often powerless to control their digital reputation.
The recent banking Royal Commission revealed that even in Australia’s largest, most reputable companies, there can be misconduct and illegal behaviour which it is in the public’s interest to know about.
Recently, the federal government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2018 and the Insolvency Practice Rules (Corporations) Amendment (Restricting Related Creditor Voting Rights) Rules 2018 in a heightened attempt to combat illegal phoenix activity.
It’s All Insolvency, Isn’t It? What are the Different Roles of Administrators, Receivers and Liquidators?
“Insolvency” is a term often seen in the headlines recently with the collapse of a number of high profile local companies such as JM Kelly Builders Pty Ltd and Metro Builders, and publicly listed company RCR Tomlinson Ltd and its subsidiaries.
Legislation came into force recently that will affect the way we do business.
The Unfair Contracts legislation will potentially affect many of the “Standard Form” contracts we enter into.