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The Importance of Security Terms

Establishing and operating a business is costly and time-consuming, so it’s no surprise that some areas of the business are neglected. All too often, we see businesses spending significant amounts on securing leases (with bank guarantees) and investing in expensive...

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Restraint of Trade

Restraining future employment - when will it be appropriate to protect the legitimate interest of the employer? Restraint of trade clauses can be used to limit an ex-employee’s freedom to pass on company information or work for a competitor for a set period of time....

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What is Phoenix Activity and When is it Illegal?

Phoenix activity is when a new company is registered in order to take over the activities of an insolvent or unsuccessful company. This is where the term ‘phoenix’ comes from, like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Phoenixing can be legitimate. What is illegal when it...

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Update on Unfair Contract Terms

Since we are now coming up on a year following the unfair contract provisions which came into effect on 12 November 2016, we thought this would be a good time to review the most significant changes we have seen so far. For our previous discussion on unfair contract...

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Constitution or Replaceable Rules?

Since 1998 companies have been able to either adopt a constitution, the Replaceable Rules or a combination of the two. Replaceable Rules are “default rules” found in section 141 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘the Act’). They govern the powers of directors,...

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In the press

March 2013

Future Proofing SA – SALife

February 2013

Arts Internship Brochure – The University of Adelaide

November 2012

A Passion for the Law: SA Telstra Business Women’s Award Winner Serina Pace

Serina’s Acceptance Speech
Telstra Business Women’s Award

June 2011

Contract, Not Policy, Key to Policing
Staff Conduct

May 2012

More Opportunities to Climb to
Top of Ladder

October/November 2010

Retention of Title Arrangements

April/May 2010

Serina’s Thoughtful Change of Pace

June 2009

Right Time, Right Place

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