Why do I need a service agreement?

Businesses who provide or receive services should ensure they have a service agreement in place. A service agreement sets out the rights and obligations of each party to the arrangement and provides a...
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What is a Manufacturing Agreement?

A manufacturing agreement is just one example of a legal arrangement that affects retailers.  Whilst some retailers may work on a handshake deal, it's important to consider how a manufacturing agreeme...
Memorandum of Understanding

What is a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)?

This article will explain what a Memorandum of Understanding (or MOU) is and when you may need to use one. A Memorandum of Understanding is generally considered a first step in negotiating a fo...

Can I get out of my contract due to COVID-19?

At the time of writing this article, the Australian Government is continuing to announce increasing measures to shut down businesses, including many retailers, in order to slow or cease the spread of...

Are your contracts enforceable?

In Australia, unfair contract terms are made void and unenforceable under Australian Consumer Law. These laws apply to contracts with individual consumers, as well as small business contracts. What...

Do you want more website sales?

When considering accessibility, most people would consider wheelchair ramps and accessible toilets and tactile and audible elevator signals for those with vision impairment. But have you considered th...
Unfair terms in business to business contracts

Unfair terms in business to business contracts

Australian competition and consumer law provides protection against unfair contract terms in standard form contracts, making them void. Standard form contracts are not legislatively defined, but gener...
What is the difference between assignment and novation

What is the difference between assignment and novation?

Transferring rights in a contract can be a bit like a game of musical chairs, where someone else steps into your position, usually by means of an 'assignment' or a 'novation'. The words 'assignment' a...