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  • How to Spot a Phoenix Business!

    15 JUNE 2021

    The last thing you need is for your business to do business with a “phoenix business”. Read more

  • Our Own Fidan Shevket Finalist for Family Law Partner of the Year

    15 JUNE 2021 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    Fidan Shevket of Fox & Staniland Lawyers is the only lawyer in Sydney’s North Shore to have been named as a finalist in the category of Family Law Partner of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2021. Read more

  • Why you should prepare a clear written agreement

    01 JUNE 2021 COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS LAW LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Not having a properly drafted contract is risky, particularly when the good faith on which the relationship was built disappears, and the relationship ends. That is when a clear and concise written agreement, which sets out the rights and obligations of the parties, is invaluable. Read more

  • Using Secret Recordings as Evidence? Think again!

    11 MAY 2021 LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROPERTY LAW & CONVEYANCING

    In a recent case a husband and wife had two young children. The husband and wife separated. During the process of separation, the husband and wife began a long dispute over parenting. Following a serious motorbiking accident the husband was hospitalised for three months and the children stayed with the mother the whole time. Read more

  • Without a Proper Business Structure and Records, Expect Chaos!

    04 MAY 2021

    Businesses generally evolve over time as they become more profitable. Business owners have to decide on the most suitable business structure to use. In a recent matter the business owners definitely left it too late to work these things out. Read more

  • 5 Things to Think About when Fundraising Online

    20 APRIL 2021

    The rise of online fundraising platforms such as GoFundMe has made raising money easier than ever. Despite the ease with which funds can now be raised, many complex areas are overseen. Here are the 5 things you may not have considered when fundraising online: Read more

  • Who Should Pay? You Or The Owners’ Corporation?

    13 APRIL 2021 PROPERTY LAW & CONVEYANCING

    The dispute is all too familiar. A pipe between the walls of your lot and another lot is leaking water into your property. Your strata manager insists on billing you for the plumbing repairs, but you argue that the leak is happening in a common area, making it the responsibility of the owners’ corporation. Read more

  • Inheritance Lost Because of No Binding Death Benefit Nomination!

    06 APRIL 2021

    In 2013 a woman died. She was the mother of a son who was bankrupt. Her will stated that the bankrupt son was to be the executor of her estate and the sole beneficiary. In addition to this, the mother had not made a Binding Death Benefit nomination for her superannuation. This meant that the payment of the superannuation would be decided by the trustees of the super fund. Read more

  • Top 10 Things That Can Go Wrong When Entering into a Franchise Agreement:

    23 MARCH 2021

    Franchise agreements can be a great way to enter into a profitable business. Despite this, they can also go wrong. The results can be catastrophic. Here are the top 10 things that can go wrong when Read more

  • Can Your Business Make Vaccines Compulsory?

    08 MARCH 2021 COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS LAW LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    COVID-19 vaccines are now approved for use in Australia. The question of whether these vaccines can be made compulsory for employees will be important. A recent case may give some guidance. Read more