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
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
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
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
Company directors have a wide range of duties and obligations, and the breach of one or more of these can result in a director’s liability for company debts. As
A shareholders’ agreement is an agreement that governs the relationship between a company, its shareholders and other key people. A shareholders’ agreement shouldn’t be an ‘off the shelf’ product,
What are my rights in a shareholders dispute?
Left unresolved, a shareholders dispute can significantly impact on a company’s profitability, if not destroy the company and irreparably damage the relationship between the shareholders. As with all disputes prevention
Rent relief in a global pandemic? What can tenants and landlords do?
29 March 2020
*Update* – While not announcing any substantive changes to commercial leases, the Prime Minister in his briefing this evening strongly encouraged landlords and tenants to engage in
Commercial Tenancies Code
The Prime Minister has announced that the National Cabinet has approved a new mandatory “Commercial Tenancies Code” to assist in dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Commercial Tenancies Code of Conduct
The recently announced mandatory Code of Conduct (Code) for commercial tenancy requires landlords and tenants to negotiate appropriate temporary leasing arrangements to achieve mutually satisfactory outcomes during the Coronavirus pandemic
Covid-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020
The Queensland Government has passed the Covid-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020 (Qld) (the Bill), which among other things:
Commercial Tenancy Code Explained – Presentation by James Ballantyne
One of the most common issues confronting both businesses and property investors during this Pandemic is how commercial tenancies should be dealt with.
Queensland Government passes regulation to implement Leasing Code
The Queensland Government has now passed regulations implementing National Cabinet’s mandatory code of conduct—SME commercial leasing principles during COVID-19.
When, why and how lawyers work with accountants
You might be surprised to learn just how closely lawyers and accountants work together. Ballantyne Law Group’s services in commercial law, property law and estate planning regularly require collaboration with
5 issues that can threaten your business partnership in Australia
While business partnerships begin with shared optimism and goals, they quickly can become vulnerable. As a leading commercial law firm on the Gold Coast, Ballantyne Law Group covers all areas
Should I restructure my business?
Restructuring is a process through which a business reorganises its operation to maximise earning potential, suit current circumstances, and improve capacity to meet obligations – including debt.
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3 Frequently Asked Questions On Taking Ownership Of A Business
Starting a business with friends is exciting, but don’t let complacency override sound business practice. Talk to Ballantyne Law Group about the value of shareholder agreements.
Advantages and disadvantages of buying a franchise
Franchising enables people to enter the small business sector without building a business from scratch. You work within an established business model and must meet various obligations – financial and