Commercial Law For Small And Medium Sized Business Owners
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Commercial Law For Small And Medium Sized Business Owners

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.

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Commercial Law For Small And Medium Sized Business Owners

  • 2 Tips for an Amicable Divorce

    17 July 2017

    It's a common misconception that the divorce process is inherently contentious. In reality, it is entirely possible to have a swift and amicable divorce. Read on to find out more about how to do this. 1) Make sure that your solicitor understands your wishes. Many family lawyers are accustomed to dealing with clients who want to take a very combative, aggressive approach to the divorce process. Whilst this approach may make it easier for the client to obtain the outcome they desire (such as obtaining a larger-than-average amount of spousal maintenance or full-custody of their children) it can also make the proceedings incredibly stressful, lengthy and complex for those involved, and can create long-term animosity between the ex-spouses.

  • Are You Allowed to Lock Your Former Partner Out Of the House Following a Separation?

    22 June 2017

    In an ideal world, when two parties go through a separation, then they would discuss everything calmly and collectively and come to a mutually agreeable decision. However, this doesn't always happen and sometimes there can be a degree of acrimony involved. During these times, it can be difficult for both parties to live under the same roof and one party may in fact not want this to happen. What kind of standing do you have, if you want to keep your previous partner out of the house?

  • Tips for Choosing a Family Lawyer That's Right for You

    15 June 2017

    Family law is one of the most intricate yet critical branches of the Australian law system because it deals with sensitive family issues like divorce and separation, child support, alimony, parental rights, guardianship, child adoption, marriage annulment, et cetera, et cetera. Family disputes are a part of life, and when you are caught up in a family issue that requires court action, it is best to seek the help of a family lawyer.

  • Are your interests protected when you are buying a franchise?

    8 May 2017

    For you to buy the right franchise you need to look at all the considerations and financial obligations. There is also the issue of the agreement that must be made between you and the franchisor. It is very important to have a franchise lawyer who has experience in handling franchises to advise you on the franchise agreement and protect your interests. The lawyer will also ensure that the terms of the franchising code of conduct are adhered to.

  • What worker's compensation risks do I have with workers who work from their own home

    8 May 2017

    A growing number of businesses allow their workers to work from home for some or all of their working time. However many businesses are not clear about what their obligations are to provide workers compensation for these at home workers. Here are some broad guidelines.  Is the worker a direct employee or a contractor? If you employ someone as a direct employee you have an obligation to provide a safe working environment.