Court orders variation of unfair contract terms – lessons when using unilateral variation clauses

A recent Federal Court decision could serve as a guide when incorporating unilateral variation clauses into standard-form contracts with small business and consumers. ASIC successfully obtained orders declaring void and varying "u...

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Company execution of documents in a COVID-19 world

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a rapidly changing working environment, which has required companies to constantly pivot and adapt. In particular, signing paper documents in accordance with the law has become particularly ch...

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Avoiding trouble in tenders

Tendering is a process by which entities, commonly governments and private sector entities (Principal), procure goods and services competitively. Principals are usually familiar with the Request for Tender document (RFT), issued t...

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Shareholders’​ Agreement – why do I need one?

It's always a question of priority when running a private business – every dollar is precious. If a dollar is to be re-invested, it needs to be well invested. We often hear business owners wondering why they should invest in ...

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Starting Out on the Right Foot

Strategies for start-ups to enhance value and reduce risk So you've decided to start up a new business. You’ve: decided upon the vision, values and goals; assessed the competition and resources challenges; identif...

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APRA: Taking a Proactive Approach

APRA was the subject of criticism and adverse commentary throughout the Royal Commission into Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services and in the Commission’s Report. It has been taking a more proactive approach this ye...

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