Shareholders’ and Unitholders’ Agreements

Shareholders’ and Unitholders’ Agreements Thinking of going into business with friends? The first thing you should do is draw up a shareholders’ or unitholders’ agreement to minimise your business risk, according to Jim Wilson, principal of Wilson Haynes – solicitors, conveyancers and business advisors. “The biggest risk to mitigate against is the prospect that you …

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Corrupt Town Planning Practices – Gold Coast City Council

 Gold Coast Mayor and Councillors accused of Corruption in Qld State Parliament! I have been working with the complainant on this for 2 years, in relation to corrupt planning practices in relation to the heritage-listed Main Beach Bathing Pavillion. Congratulations to Rob Pyne, State MLA for bringing it up and to Don Magin, that …

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FWC’s decision on New Rights for Casuals – your opinion?

The recent decision of the Fair Work Commission to grant casual staff, who have been employed under Awards for more than 12 months and who work regular hours, the right to request to become permanent staff will prove to be “further costly red tape that small business could do without,” according to Jim Wilson, Principal …

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What roles can you give your solicitor in your Will?

Can a solicitor be an executor of a will? You can nominate your solicitor to be the paid executor of your Will. On your death, your executor obtains Probate or may also be required to hold some assets in trust for certain beneficiaries, with distribution to them, on their attaining a certain age. When all …

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Trademarks

Simply registering your business name with ASIC DOES NOT give you any proprietary rights for that name – another business or competitor can still use your name in their advertising. The only way to protect your business name (as well as your other intellectual property such as logos etc) is by registering a trademark. Furthermore, …

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