Restraint of Trade Article

Restraint of Trade Article Restraint of trade clauses are commonly used by businesses (employers) to protect their business interests from being sabotaged by former (or in some cases current) employees.   We have noticed that [...]

Business Law – Companies Signing Contracts

A company can enter into a contract in several ways.  However, most people do not check that the person signing a contract on behalf of a company has the authority to do so.  If they [...]

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 [...]