The Essential Guide to Understanding Contracts for Business Owners

Contracts for Businesses QLD

In this article, we will discuss some of the key aspects of contracts that Queensland business owners need to be aware of.

A commercial lawyer can help you navigate the legal issues of a contract and protect your business interests, no matter whether you are drafting a contract, negotiating a deal, or resolving a contractual dispute.

How Commercial Law helped Bob – [a case study]

Business Law Case Study presented by a commercial lawyer in QLD Australia

In this video, James Ballantyne explains a case study on how Ballantyne Law has assisted Bob a widget repairer with his business legal needs throughout the business life cycle from the time Bob decided to establish the business until he has grown it to the point that he is thinking of selling the company shares to successors.

What happens if a trustee company goes into liquidation or is deregistered?

We are often approached by clients or accountants with problems relating to their trusts – sometimes the deed has been lost or damaged, or the trust was established some time ago and the terms need to be updated. An issue that has become increasingly common in recent years (particularly following the GFC) is that where a trustee company goes into liquidation or has been deregistered. This can become quite a complex issue to resolve, particularly when the trust owns real property, or when the trust is a self managed superannuation fund. This issue was also recently considered by the Queensland Court of Appeal in Thorne Developments Pty Ltd v Thorne & Anor [2016] QCA 63 (Thorne).

7 things you probably didn’t know about conveyancing

For many people, buying (and selling) their home is the largest legal transaction they will deal with. Often it is their only dealing with a law firm. Conveyancing is the area of law dealing with the legal aspects of buying and selling property. While conveyancing is a commonly practised area of law, many people make the mistake of assuming it is simple, or do not appreciate the disasters that can occur if it not dealt with correctly.

Independent Advice Certificate

Commercial lease QLD

It is becoming increasingly common for banks and other lenders to require borrowers or guarantors to obtain independent legal advice about their rights and obligations. Generally, these lenders will require that the solicitor providing the advice gives the lender an Independent Advice Certificate which certifies certain things.