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More Pain for Franchisors

9 Jun 2015

On 1 January 2015 the new Franchising Code of Conduct (“the Code”) came into effect and introduced for the first time penalties for breaches of the Code.

New laws on international wills apply from 10 March 2015

20 May 2015

New laws have been adopted in Victoria to recognise the validity of international wills. The laws came into force on 10 March 2015.

Family Court and Federal Circuit Court fees to rise

18 May 2015

The federal government has announced a forthcoming increase in Family Court and Federal Circuit Court fees as part of the 2015 Federal Budget.  The government expects to see an increase in revenue of some $87 million over four years from the increased fees. Whilst the specifics of the increased fees are yet to be released,…

Make sure you manage the risk of providing a lease guarantee

The risk of guaranteeing a lease can be mitigated by offering alternative forms of security or limiting your guarantee.