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Reminder: Small businesses are now protected against unfair contract terms

By NB Lawyers | April 3, 2017 |

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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Could your employee’s redundancy be made legally redundant?

By NB Lawyers | February 9, 2017 |

With change becoming the new constant in business, owners and managers can face the difficult decision of making staff redundant to ensure their survival. But how do you make sure you do it in an ethical, strategic

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Difference between a shadow director and a director

By NB Lawyers | June 14, 2016 |

Clive Palmer claims to be Shadow Director as Opposed to Director, is there really a Difference? – why does it matter? Clive Palmer, the flamboyant Australian multi-million-dollar businessman and politician,

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The $2 Company and Unconscionable Conduct: Importance of Certainty before Execution of Agreements

By NB Lawyers | June 8, 2016 |

The rise of $2 companies has led to many discussions regarding legal execution of agreements. Entering into an agreement whether it be for a lease, purchase or sale is a significant financial decision generally involving large sums of money.

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Top 5 Tips to Legally Protect your Brand

By NB Lawyers | October 21, 2015 |

The concept of a “brand” is familiar to all of us. Your business name, slogans and logos are what distinguish your business in the eyes of your customers. You may think that simply because you were the first to use a particular slogan, or because you have registered your business name, you are protected against…

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