The Essential Guide to Understanding Contracts for Business Owners
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.
A Guide for Negotiating Commercial Leases in Queensland
This article discusses some of the key aspects of commercial leases that, as a Queensland business owner, you need to be aware of.
Estate Planning in Queensland: Protecting Your Legacy
If you’re a business owner, you’ll want to carefully consider your business assets. A will is crucial to direct the distribution of your assets, including your business.
Unlocking Success Through Business Restructuring in Queensland
Business restructuring could be the key if you are looking to boost the performance of your Queensland business. Read more to find out why.
How our Commercial Law services help in a divorce
A Buy-Sell agreement that we prepare can include two types of exits: Voluntary and Involuntary.
How Commercial Law helped Bob – [a case study]
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  QCA 63 (Thorne).
5 Business structures you could use for your startup
The structure of a business will have a big impact on asset protection, taxation and cost. Addressing this early on can save significant costs down the line.
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
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.