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31 December 2020 Deadline – amend your trust deed to avoid extra duty and land tax for residential property in New Sou...

By: Cath Champion
10 November 2020

Over the last couple of years various states have introduced a duty and land tax surcharge on residential property owned by foreign persons.  Each State law is differen...

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

By: Antony Harrison
24 March 2020

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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2018

Medical practice structuring and home ownership

By: Antony Harrison
22 November 2018

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
26 July 2018

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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2017

What is accessorial liability?

By: Mitchell Downes
19 May 2017

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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2016

What you must do before going into business

By: Mitchell Downes
7 July 2016

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
7 July 2016

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
8 April 2016

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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