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What is Family Discretionary Trust?

A family discretionary trust is set up to allow a person or a group to choose who can benefit from the trust and the amount the beneficiaries will receive. The…

What is Passing Off?

Passing off? What is it?  ‘Passing off’ is outlined under s18 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) as ‘misleading and deceptive conduct’.…

Joint Tenant vs Tenant in Common

If two or more people acquire a property asset together, it can as either a joint tenant or tenants in common. So what does this mean in property law? And how…

What is a Restraint of Trade

If you are looking at a contract, it is likely that there is a clause labeled ‘restraint of trade’. So what is restraint of trade? This article will offer…

Gardening leave in Australia

Gardening leave does not refer to leave granted by your employer to tend to your garden. Instead, gardening leave is often outlined in employment contracts and…

Damages for Breach of Contract

Compensation that you may claim for a breach of contract has requirements and limitations. When a contract is breached, parties must understand that the…

What are Shadow directors?

In the modern day, companies are complex entities with intricate corporate governance mechanisms. However, as companies become larger and more complex,…

Magistrate vs Judge

Both judges and magistrates have an important responsibility when deciding cases via interpretation and application of the law. While the terms ‘judge’ and…

ACN vs ABN: what you need to know

When starting up a business, it is essential that you understand crucial elements to running a successful enterprise, which include acquiring an Australian…