Business Law – Permitted Use of Business Premises – never assume approvals have been obtained

Permitted Use of Business Premises – never assume approvals have been obtained When buying a business, a Buyer should always conduct a town planning/zoning search of the premises from which the business is being conducted.  [...]

Property Law – The 55 million dollar question – When is close enough not good enough?

The 55 million dollar question – When is close enough not good enough? “Close enough is good enough” - It’s the adage the perennial corner cutters of the world live by. For some, close enough [...]

Property Law – Benefits of Registering a Lease – A Tenant’s Perspective

Benefits of Registering a Lease - A Tenant’s Perspective In Queensland, it is generally well understood that it is not a requirement to register a lease.  However, a lease for a term of more than [...]

Property Law – Paper Certificates of Title – The world as we know it is changing

Paper Certificates of Title – The world as we know it is changing The way in which the Titles Registry deals with paper certificates of title (paper CTs) will change before the end of 2019. [...]

Business Law – Security Interests in Business Sales – start the release process early

Security Interests in Business Sales – start the release process early We find that most clients who are selling their business are unaware of the sheer number of Security Interests that have been registered over [...]

Employment Law – When is an employee no longer an employee?

When is an employee no longer an employee? We have recently had an influx of employment disputes across a variety of job industries. Despite no two cases ever being the same, it appears that there [...]

Business Law – Beware the Letter of Intent

BEWARE THE LETTER OF INTENT Regardless of whether you are acting for a Landlord or a Tenant, inevitably you will be presented with a document already signed or to be signed setting out the commercial [...]

Business Law – Are you compromising the value of your business goodwill?

Are you compromising the value of your business goodwill? For people who are considering selling or purchasing a business, understanding what the value of the goodwill of the business is, is important as it impacts [...]

New Team Member – Mitchell Scott

Mitchell Scott Mitchell joins Active Law as an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division of our Firm. Mitchell comes from a boutique litigation firm where he gained knowledge and experience as a litigator [...]

Business Law – Director Penalty Notices – the Sword that Pierces the Corporate Veil

Director Penalty Notices – the Sword that Pierces the Corporate Veil In my time in the legal profession, I have seen far too many directors of private companies fall victim to the Australian Taxation Office [...]

Property Law – Taking Security from Tenants

Taking Security from Tenants A recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (Hosking v Extend N Build Pty Ltd (2018) NSWCA 149) has highlighted the need for Landlords to give careful consideration [...]