Amendment Period Changes

411 | Amendment Period Changes

So far you could assume a 2-year amendment period for most SMEs. Not anymore. Here is what the update of Regulations 2015 change for you.

397 | Asset Protection Layers

Asset protection layers can get pierced through. None is watertight. But the more layers you have, the more protected you are. 

396 | Asset Protection Silos

Asset protection silos are to ringfence the assets of one business from the creditors of another.

391 | Child Support Lump Sum Payments

Child support lump sum payments are often favoured by mothers and might improve the relationship between parents.

390 | Child Support Non Agency Payments

Child support non-agency payments are payments to third parties credited to a child support liability.

Update 34 | s100A B Blood and Guardian case

The two s100A B Blood and Guardian cases cover some very specific scenarios. And not common examples.

382 | Small Business Litigation Funding

Small business litigation funding sounds great but the devil is in the detail. There will be a substantial funding gap. Who pays that gap?

373 | Child Support Subpoena

A child support subpoena issued by the child support agency or the court poses a risk for the paying parent.

372 | PSI in Child Support Assessments

PSI in child support assessments is tricky. Even when you pass the PSI rules and have a PSB, the agency can override this.

366 | ASIC Deregistration of Insolvent Companies

ASIC deregistration of insolvent companies can be a deliberate strategy.

365 | When To Call It A Day

As your business struggles, when is it time to call it a day? Here is Ben Sewell with nine more questions to ask.

364 | When Your Business Can’t Pay Its Bills

What should you do when your business is struggling? There are 19 questions to ask.

352 | Amendment Periods

Amendment periods determine how much time you have to fix a tax return.

344 | The Jamsek Case

The Jamsek case - together with the Personnel Contracting Case - changed everything as Sam Harvery will tell you.

employee or contractor

343 | Employee or Contractor

Employee or contractor - Old problem. New Court Case. Two new court cases in fact that are changing everything.

341 | Resident Director

A resident director usually fulfills just one specific role. And that is to meet the ASIC requirement that one director of a private Australian company must reside in Australia.

312 | Business Break Ups

Here is Scott McKenzie with 7 factors that make a business breakup easy or hard. 

unfair contract case study

303 | Unfair Contract Case Study

Here is an unfair contract case study to show you how the unfair contract term provisions work.

unfair contract terms

302 | Unfair Contract Terms

The unfair contract term provisions might help you to get out of an unfair contract.

Australian Cannabis Industry

296 | Australian Cannabis Industry

The Australian cannabis industry is highly regulated but an emerging market with huge opportunities.

287 | Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is a right. It is only property as such to the extent you have a right to it. Here is Melissa McGrath with more.

Child support payments

281 | Child Support Payments

Child support payments - what to look out for? Simon Bacon of Manby & Scott is a family law lawyer specialising in child support arrangements, so perfect to ask how child support works.

Company Capital

272 | Company Capital

For small to medium companies the size and type of company capital usually doesn't matter. But sometimes it does.

company constitutions

271 | Company Constitutions

What is the difference between company constitutions and shareholder agreements? Should you just have one or do you need both? 

intern or employee

269 | Intern or Employee

How do you tell whether somebody is an intern or employee? Where does an intern stop and employee start?

share buyback

267 | Share Buyback

Any company can do a share buyback. The question is just whether it should. Here is Emily Pritchard of ACIS with more.

Declaring a Dividend

262 | Declaring a Dividend

Declaring a dividend is not that straight forward. There are 5 steps to run through. And heavy penalties await if you get this wrong.

Family Provision Claims

255 | Family Provision Claims

Here is Paul Mackenroth of Cleary Hoare about what happened with the family provision claim in the Marsella case and how to avoid it.

Bucket or Holding Company

247 | Bucket or Holding Company

Bucket company to the side or interposed holding company? Here is Geoff Stein of Brown Wright Stein Lawyers with some insights.

asset protection

210 | Asset Protection

The more assets, the more asset protection you need. Here is Geoff Stein of Brown Wright Stein Lawyers in Sydney with more.

legal structure for a charity

90 | Legal Structure For a Charity

The legal structure for a charity in Australia entails a long list of options, but most non-profit organisations in Australia are unincorporated associations. 
RG 146

142 | RG 146

RG 146 is an ASIC regulation listing the minimum training you need to give financial advice. Here is Mark Sinclair of Mentor Education.


139 | Incoterms

Incoterms are pre-defined commercial terms. Simon Dorevitch of A & A Tax Legal Consulting will tell you what they mean.

testamentary trust basics

135 | Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship

Peter Bobbin of Argyle Lawyers will talk about enduring power of attorney and enduring guardianship. Listen in to know their difference.

joint tenants or tenants in common

49 | Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common

You got married and just bid on a house. Should you buy the house as joint tenants or tenants in common?
what goes into deceased estates

47 | Deceased Estates

When you die, everything you own will go into your deceased estate unless specifically excluded. And the devil is in these exclusions.
New Safe Harbour for Directors

93 | New Safe Harbour for Directors

The new safe harbour rules for directors aim to change the insolvency culture in Australia. Ben Sewell of Sewell & Kettle will give you the details.

family law

18 | Family Law

To sort out the tax side of a relationship breakdown, it helps to understand the legal side. Here is Angelina Torrisi of Family Law Practice.