Understanding Australian Law

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Understanding Australian Law

Hello, my name is Nigel and this is my law blog. The law can be a complicated and complex thing to try and understand, especially if you are not a trained lawyer. I am not a legal professional but I take a deep interest in the law. It all started when my uncle was involved in a lengthy court case and I decided to find out a little bit more about it. I started reading a legal book and didn't stop. I am fascinated by the law so I decided to start a blog so I could share my passion with others.


When You Need a Conveyancer, and When You Need a Solicitor

Buying and selling any type of property is not an easy process, and especially for those who have never purchased or sold a home, plot of land, and other such property before. Your real estate agent can assist you through this process in many ways, but you might also want to consider employing the services of a conveyancer and a solicitor. Note a few differences between these two types of professionals, and when you might need one or the other, or even both! Read More 

Personal Injury Claims: Four Essential Tips for Promoting Maximum Compensation

If you are planning on filing a personal injury claim after an accident, you should ensure that you have a qualified lawyer to provide legal counsel. The lack of information and poor understanding of the legislation can compromise your case. As a result, you might not have sufficient funds for covering medical bills and sustaining your lifestyle during the period of recovery. It is also important for you to uphold the correct practices during the case for ideal results. Read More 

3 Vital Clauses To Include In An Employee Contract

Your business probably requires you to hire a certain number of employees to run it efficiently. As a way to cement your relationship with your employees and to ensure a reasonable degree of productivity and commitment to the business, you'll want to create a binding contract. Here are some vital clauses you'll want to include in your employee contract, which a skilled commercial solicitor specialising in employment law can help you with. Read More 

3 Pitfalls to Guard Against When Buying a Franchise

A franchise can give you an excellent opportunity to go into business even if you have limited resources or experience. However, you need to consult a franchise lawyer to guide you through the process of purchasing a franchise. Below are some pitfalls that the lawyer will guard you against. Liquidated Damages Clause  You should scrutinise the franchise agreement carefully to find out what will happen in case the business does not survive for the entire duration of the contract. Read More 

How to Ensure That Cash Is Not Your Small Business Enemy

If somebody asks you, as a small business owner, what your greatest asset is within your business, you may talk about your expertise, the efficiency of your staff, or the unique nature of your product or service. However, in virtually every business the correct answer is your cash. If you don't pay very clear attention to how this flows into and out of your organisation, you're not likely to be around in several years' time. Read More