Hello, my name is Robin and I own a medium sized business which is based in a suburb of Perth, Australia. Many business owners do not understand the importance of commercial law on their operations. I know that I certainly didn't when I set out. At first, this wasn't an issue but as my business grew, I realised that if I didn't teach myself about the legal rules in place and seek expert help, I would find myself in serious trouble. I got in touch with a great law firm who helped me to understand exactly what I needed to know. I decided to start this blog to help other business owners.
27 May 2019
While the system of law and order across Australia is tried and tested, it is not always infallible. Typically, if you have an encounter with a law enforcement officer you can expect to be treated with courtesy and consideration most of the time. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Sometimes you may simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or the officer in question may not believe what you say.
5 December 2018
While you may treat your stepchildren the same way as your natural children, the law may not. While you might assume that your stepchildren and children will share your estate when you die, this isn't always the case. If you want all your children to have equal shares, you may need to set out your wishes in your will. Do you need to name your stepchildren as beneficiaries, and what happens if you don't?
26 September 2018
There are various laws that define how the financial assets and liabilities of a deceased person should be handled. These include the inheritance of businesses, business liabilities, financial securities like shares and what taxes should be paid by the beneficiaries of the estate of the deceased. Debts In cases whereby the deceased had debt before their death, there are procedures to be followed. The administrator is required to pay for the funeral expenses of the deceased, cater for legal expenses, pay taxes and then pay any other debtors.
28 June 2018
Australian consumers are becoming used to ordering all their products and services online, as it's much easier and means that they can avoid taking a trip, finding a place to park and dealing with crowds. When you combine this simplicity with an increasingly sophisticated delivery and distribution network, it's not surprising to see this upward trend. This is hardly the end for any business that has a brick-and-mortar element, so long as they rapidly embrace the virtual business world.
28 June 2018
If your marriage or partnership has sadly descended into acrimony, it can be difficult to calm everything down. Cooler heads may not always prevail, and you may find that your former partner has now commenced proceedings that could end up in family court. You know that you will have to defend your ground, and you may also be required to submit detailed information to their lawyers to substantiate their claim for support.