What to look out for in your shopping centre lease

What to look out for in your shopping centre lease

“Help! I have signed a heads of agreement and now the landlord won’t let me negotiate the lease.” It’s surprising how many people sign heads of agreement, or letters of offer, for retail premises wit...
Unfair Contract Terms to Apply to Small Businesses

Unfair Contract Terms to Apply to Small Businesses

 I recently posted an article about the incoming unfair contract term laws which apply early November 2016.  The new laws will protect small businesses from unfair terms in standard form con...
Don’t just sign on the dotted line

Don’t just sign on the dotted line…

I've seen it so many times: a client is presented with what they believe is a “standard non-disclosure agreement” (NDA) and when they ask me to give it a quick look over before they sign (or some...
Unfair terms hampering your holiday trading season

Unfair terms hampering your holiday trading season

I love the holiday season! Christmas trees and lights, carols in the stores, the smell of gingerbread.  I also love the business of getting ready, preparing holiday meals and spending time with f...
3 Costly Mistakes when Selling Your Business

3 Costly Mistakes when Selling Your Business

So, you are ready to take the huge step of selling your business - but did you know that it isn't always as easy as simply signing off on a sale contract? Many first-time sellers overlook a few impor...
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