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Major changes to Long Service Leave Laws

Employment Law     

Long Service Leave Law changes Employees and employers are well aware that one of the entitlements accrued by employees is Long Service Leave. The Victorian Parliament has recently passed the Long Service Leave Bill (2017). This new legislation will come into force from early November 2018, at the latest, and contains some major changes. How

What Business Structure Should You Choose?

Business Law     

When starting a business, it is important to decide firstly the legal structure of the business. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to business structures. Your options include operating as a sole proprietor, a partnership, a company or through a trust. You may even want to use a combination of these structures. This article

What is a Caveat?

Property Law     

What is a caveat? A caveat is an instrument that can be registered with Land Victoria to temporarily stop any dealings with a property. A caveat can prevent transfers of a property from being registered on the Certificate of Title and therefore stop someone from taking legal ownership of a property. You can find out

Underquoting in Real Estate Transactions

Property Law     

What are the obligations of real estate agents? The amendments to the Act took effect on 1 May 2017 and introduce a range of new measures against underquoting in residential property sales. The measures will now include the following: Property selling prices and likely selling prices must be specifically advertised either as a single price

What is a Section 32?

Property Law     

Whether you are buying or selling property, you are likely to come across a Section 32. It is also known as a ‘Vendor’s Statement’. It comes from Section 32 of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic), which requires certain documents and information to be disclosed when selling a property. Before a Purchaser signs a

Do my Employees need Employment Contracts?

Employment Law     

As an employer, it is important that you have a professionally drafted Employment Contract for your employees. While there are a number of aspects that are automatically covered by the Fair Work Act or a relevant Modern Award, a number of important areas still need to be addressed and covered in a Contract. What is

Why do I need a business lawyer?

Business Law     

It is an exciting time, you are wanting to buy a business! You are keen to get started as soon as possible. However, it quickly becomes apparent that there is lots of paperwork to complete, confusing contractual terms to understand and a regulatory framework which is complex. This is when you need a business lawyer.

Taxes and Deceased Estates

Taxes and Deceased Estates Nothing is certain in life except death and taxes! There are important issues for an executor to consider when dealing with deceased estates and their taxes.  Upon obtaining Probate or Letters of Administration, a deceased’s Legal Personal Representative (i.e. Executor or Administrator) is responsible for finalising the affairs of the deceased