Commercial Law

‘Money never sleeps’ and neither does ASIC: disqualification as a Director pursuant to Section 206F Corporations Act 2001

By NB Lawyers | January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

During the corporate excitement of entrepreneurial risk-taking in a limited liability Company, thought is not usually given to the possibility that a Director may be disqualified if ‘things go wrong’. Even in the event of liquidation of a Company, Directors are – notwithstanding the ‘corporate veil’ – more likely to be concerned about Director’s liability…

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Mediation or Trial?

By NB Lawyers | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

In times of significant conflict, a trial can be seen as the best option moving forward. While it is needed in some cases, it isn’t required for all. Outcomes available at trial can often be limited, and there can be risks including prohibitive legal costs and lengthy court delays.

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Verbal promise of “I’ll definitely pay you back the monies and even more” found legally binding: the Berghan decision

By NB Lawyers | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The phrase “don’t expect to get your money back if you loan it to family or friends” is common but a misconception according to a significant decision handed down by the Queensland Supreme Court of Appeal on 13 October 2017. While verbal agreements for monies loaned to family

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Increased liability for Franchisors

By NB Lawyers | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is significant movement in the franchisee and franchisor space at the moment with franchisors being held increasingly accountable for the actions of franchisees and for failing to adhere to certain requirements under the Franchising Code of Conduct. In May of this year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) fired a warning shot at…

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Reminder: Small businesses are now protected against unfair contract terms

By NB Lawyers | April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

In case you missed the announcement on the 12th of November 2016, the Unfair Contract Terms provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) were extended to cover small business. In effect,

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