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The new unfair terms laws for small business contracts - are you prepared?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 21 2016

On 12 November 2016 new laws will commence making 'unfair terms' in 'standard form small business contracts' unenforceable. The laws will have a


High Court Redefines the Realms of Joining an Insurer to a Proceeding
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

The High Court recently heard an appeal brought by CGU Insurance from a decision in the Supreme Court of Victoria, challenging a declaration that CGU


Policy Interpretation: Say what you mean!
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 21 2016

The principles of contract interpretation are well established; however we have seen a recent trend of in


Audit relief for small proprietary companies controlled by a foreign company
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 8 2016

If you operate your business through a proprietary company that is controlled by a foreign company, it is important to consider whether or not the


Lessons from 2015 for directors and officers
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 26 2016

As directors and officers are now back refreshed from holiday breaks, we provide a series of short snapshots of matters arising in 2015 which may


Corporate social responsibility: just a passing fad or something all franchises should actively encourage?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 24 2016

Spruiking corporate social responsibility (CSR) credentials were all the rage not that long ago but prolonged tight financial circumstances and


Binding negotiations? Have you inadvertently bound yourself (or your client) during negotiations?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 30 2015

There have been a number of recent cases around Australia relating to whether or not agreements have been formed, including, surprisingly, through


Family constitutions what, when and why
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 2 2015

Family businesses can be difficult to manage due to the effects of expansion and generational change. It is said that the typical family business


Effectiveness of inconsistency clauses in shareholder agreements
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 2 2015

Shareholder agreements and company constitutions will at times deal with the same issues. It is therefore common practice for shareholder agreements


“$200 free bets” held to be misleading
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 28 2015

The ACCC's latest issue of the Small Business in Focus Report reveals the latest small business enquiries and complaints data. Of significance, the