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COVID-19: Our checklist for businesses to navigate the uncertainty

By: Rhys Williamson

The COVID-19 pandemic is an incredibly stressful time with so much uncertainty about what the future holds. When events are out of our control, it can help to focus on wh...

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Asset protection: the banks and what you need to know about structuring your financial affairs

By: Antony Harrison

At Mahoneys, our Commercial Lawyers are seeing a growing number of clients coming to us for help after being told by their bank that they can’t structure their personal...

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Review your discretionary trust deed now following changes to liability for surcharge purchaser duty and surcharge land

By: Cath Champion

If the trustee of your discretionary trust owns residential land in New South Wales and ‘foreign persons’ are not excluded as beneficiaries of the trust, then surchar...

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Medical practice structuring and home ownership

By: Antony Harrison

Structuring your medical practice to protect the family home Are you a medical practitioner? Trading as a trust may be the best way to minimise your personal exposure in

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Franchise agreements, trade marks and Australian consumer law

By: John Forde

A franchise is a business arrangement that allows a person to operate under the name of an already established business. A recent dispute involved an International Restau...

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What is accessorial liability?

By: Mitchell Downes

Accessorial liability in the civil context goes back (at least) as far as Selbourne LC’s speech in Barnes v Addy (1874) LR 9 Ch App 244: [S]trangers are not to be m...

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What you must do before going into business

By: Mitchell Downes

Caught up in the thrill of the new, parties often neglect to consider what will happen if things go sour in business. Disputes can erupt over something as simple as one p...

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Save yourself a world of pain with a shareholders agreement

By: Antony Harrison

With ventures involving more than one person, lawyers, accountants and financial advisors will usually recommend some form of shareholders agreement. Even if you’re goi...

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Tax law amendment smooths way for small business restructuring

By: Mahoneys

by Marek Reardon – Special Counsel  The passage of the Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Restructure Roll-Over) Act 2016 (Cth) (The Act) which received royal as...

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