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.
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.
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.
18 April 2017
Do you have a will? Most adults don't like to think about preparing a will, as chances are that very few people relish the idea of preparing for their passing! However, making out a will is a responsible thing for a person to do; even for those who don't have children, a business and the like, it's still good to have a will and have a lawyer prepare that will. Note why that is, and how it can benefit you and your heirs after you're gone.
14 April 2017
Increasing numbers of Australians are choosing to bypass traditional publishing houses and instead are opting to self-publish their work using digital and print-on-demand services. If you are a writer who is thinking of going down the self-publishing route, you will have to perform a lot of the tasks carried out by a publisher yourself, such as designing the book cover, purchasing ISBN numbers and editing your work. All of this can be so time-consuming that it is easy to forget that you are also responsible for the legal aspects of publishing your book.
10 April 2017
The process of buying property is a lengthy and complicated one due to the many variables that have to be considered before the closing date. However, there are pitfalls that you may find yourself into, which may make the process even lengthier and more exhausting. How do you ensure that the entire exchange process goes through without hitches and delays? Here are some useful measures that you can take from the moment you develop an interest in a particular property.