5 Responsibilities of Being an Executor

Being asked to act as someone’s executor when they die can feel like an honour. For many people, agreeing to be the executor of a family member or loved one’s estate can be a quick and easy ‘yes’ in the moment. However, this role is a big responsibility with many duties and obligations that make […]

Entering a Commercial Lease

5 Things To Keep In Mind Before Entering a Commercial Lease If you’re a business owner it is unlikely that a commercial lease is a foreign concept to you – businesses enter into them every day. Despite the fact it may seem like a simple thing to understand, signing a commercial lease is no trivial […]

4 Myths Busted About Personal Guarantees

We often hear from clients that they understand guarantees to just be an unavoidable part of business. While the request for a Director or personal guarantee may be common practice, before readying your pen to sign, it is important we first bust some myths about your obligations when it comes to guarantees. What are Personal […]

How the 2020 Budget Might Affect You as a Business Owner or an Employee

2020 has been an extraordinary and unprecedented year in Australian history and the Federal Budget passed by parliament earlier this month is truly reflective of this. The Morrison government is officially implementing its 2020 budget and plan to stimulate the economy and bring Australia through its first recession in over 30 years. At a glance, […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Business and Employees While Working From Home

The year 2020 has been one for the history books and now, more than ever, businesses have needed to find a new ‘normal’ when it comes to navigating a range of challenges and disruptions to both service delivery and operations – none more than when it comes to staff working arrangements. In Queensland, we are […]

Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing

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Queensland has now enacted the principles of the Federal Government’s Mandatory Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing. The Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (the regulation) came into effect on 28 May 2020. This regulation implements the National Cabinet mandatory code of conduct – SME commercial leasing principles during […]

Do I still need a Will in a de facto relationship?

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Do I still need a Will in a de facto relationship? Did you know you might be married without knowing it?! You might be asking yourself: when did this happen? Where is this shiny diamond engagement ring?! Well… you might not technically have put a ring on it, but in the eyes of the law […]

Advice for Landlords during Covid-19

Lease and rental agreements for Landlords  The Australian Government is working with the States and Territories to limit the economic impacts of Covid-19 on commercial tenancies. With constant updates coming from the Government, we have summarised some key takeaways for commercial Landlords below NATIONAL APPROACH TO COMMERCIAL LEASES On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet […]

Covid-19 Useful Links

Covid-10 Resources:    What to do when you can’t pay the bills – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCIM4P1liUE   Some information on lease and rental agreements – https://bglaw.com.au/government-approach-to-rental-and-lease-agreements-during-covid-19/   What is available to you if you are a sole trader – https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-04/Fact_sheet-Support_for_sole_traders.pdf   What is the latest with ‘stand-downs’ – https://coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au/#stand-down   Where do I go if I need […]

Government approach to rental and lease agreements during Covid-19

Lease and rental agreements: key points The Australian Government is working with the States and Territories to limit the economic impacts of Covid-19 on commercial tenancies. With constant updates coming from the Government, we have summarised some key takeaways for you below:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] National Approach to Commercial Leases Yesterday, the National Cabinet agreed to a Mandatory […]