Queensland has now enacted the principles of the Federal Government’s Mandatory Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing. The Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (the regulation) came into effect on 28 May 2020. This regulation implements the National Cabinet mandatory code of conduct – SME commercial leasing principles during COVID-19 (the Code).Read more
Lease and rental agreements: key points The Australian Government is working with the States and Territories to limit the economic impacts of Covid-19 on commercial tenancies. With constant updates coming from the Government, we have summarised some key takeaways for you here.Read more
Brandon & Gullo Lawyers is thrilled to have been nominated and selected as a finalist for the QLS Workplace Culture and Health Award. From the beginning, firm founder’s Ashley and Karen, have sort to ensure their workplace culture is one where staff feel valued and supported in both their personal and professional lives – a rare thing to find within the legal profession.Read more
Do you offer a warranty against defects in relation to goods or services? It is vital that you are aware of the changes under Australian Consumer Law and include particular wording in your warranty to ensure you comply with the changes.Read more
We often meet clients who do not realise the importance of estate planning where they are involved in a private company as a director and/or shareholder.
Recently, we met with a client to prepare their Will, they were ready to tell us about their intentions for their assets and children. However, when we tried to discuss their business succession, they had not thought about it or reviewed their company constitution and trust deeds to see if they provided any options.Read more
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We can all benefit from finding ways to become more productive in our lives; especially those of you starting or running a small business. We are passionate about the power of small business in the community and hope these tips help can you to work smarter so you can get more done.Read more
Would you take legal advice from a “lawyer” offering his/her services through a Gumtree ad?
The situation seems laughable, but a recent case dealt with an uncertified lay-advocate who had offering advice and services on Gumtree under the guise he was a certified legal practitioner.
The Western Australian Supreme Court decision in Van Der Feltz v Legal Practice Board (2017) resulted in the arm-chair expert being slapped with a $20,000 fine!Read more
The commercial reality of business is that even the most agreeable of parties, can butt heads over issues arising in the course of operations. If disagreements aren’t resolved quickly and effectively, it can have a huge effect on your business. This is why including a dispute resolution clause in your business contract is so important.Read more