When post-employment restraints are too broad

The Victorian Court of Appeal recently revisited the enforceability of restraint clauses in employment contracts. Just Group Limited (ACN 096 911 410) v Nicole Peck [2016] VSCA 334 considered an appeal from a Supreme Court decision (Just Group Limited v Peck...

How to set up a company in Australia

Embarking on a new business venture can be an exciting time. The structure you use to run your business will depend on its proposed size and activities, your family and financial circumstances and the risks involved. Getting legal advice from the start of...

COVID-19 – Business as (un)Usual

As the COVID-19 situation escalates, we have been working on ways to ensure we can still continue to meet all of our client’s legal needs during this difficult time. From recent reports, it appears the social distancing measures are slowing the spread of the...

Watch out for farms

Your good client and friend Fergus rings and asks you to act for him on a sale. Fergus is a solo accountant and a bit of a wheeler and dealer. You do a fair bit of work for him. He says that he has a farm down south that has been doing pretty well but he has...

SMSF – Non-bank LRBA – 30 June deadline

It is strongly recommended that non-bank SMSF limited recourse borrowing arrangements (“LRBAs”) be reviewed to ensure compliance with the safe harbour guidelines published by the ATO last week (see PCG 2016/5). Income generated from a non-bank...