buying a business

Buying a business? Here’s what you need to consider

Buying an existing business can be exciting. However, it is important to properly understand the purchase of business process and related legal issues to avoid complications down the track. This artic...
replaceable rules

Company law: What are replaceable rules?

When starting a company, a key aspect to consider is how it will be run. This is called corporate governance. Generally, companies are run according to their company constitution or the replaceable ru...
appoint director

Company law: How do I appoint a new director?

Directors and shareholders are the key players in most companies. Changes in shareholders or company management may require new directors to be appointed or removed. Importantly, companies must ensure...
lmct plus

Do I need a permit to run my business giveaway?

Giveaway competitions like LMCT Plus * have become a popular way for businesses to increase brand awareness and attract new customers. However, many businesses are unaware that these types of competit...
lease or licence

What is the difference between a lease and licence?

Despite the popularity of online retail, there are certain attractions to still having a physical space for customers to touch and feel your goods and engage with your team. Businesses will typically...
directors duties

Company law: What are directors’ duties?

Running a company can be tricky and it is important to be legally compliant. Company directors have specific duties under the law and can face significant penalties if they do not comply. This article...
trade mark

How do I register my trade mark?

Whether you are a start-up or established company, trade marks are crucial to your business success. Registering your trade mark gives you an exclusive right to use an identifying part of your brand....
security interest

Security interests: Why do I need to protect them?

Businesses deal with security interests every day. If you buy, sell, lease or hire goods, you are likely dealing with security interests in personal property. However, many businesses are unaware of h...
manufacturing agreements

Manufacturing Agreements: What do I need to include?

Protecting your business means having the proper legal documents in place. Manufacturing agreements are one of the most important contracts for businesses, especially in the retail industry. This arti...
start-up business

5 Must-Take Steps for your Start-Up Business

Kickstarting a new business is exciting, and you may be tempted to get it running immediately. However, it is important to set your business up correctly to maximise growth and avoid legal consequence...