ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES – ARE THEY VALID – BENEFITS – DETRIMENTS?
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ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES – ARE THEY VALID – BENEFITS – DETRIMENTS?

As the world evolves into a more online digital age, the use of electronic signatures are becoming more and more prevalent, and in today’s COVID impacted marketplace, and with the assistance of relatively secure digital platforms, we anticipate that it will, become the new normative in all industries, from real estate to automotive contracts, tenders...

Executor’s Obligations in Queensland
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Executor’s Obligations in Queensland

What do executors do? Statutory obligations Executors in Queensland have statutory obligations that are set out under section 52 of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (“the Succession Act”). However, there is no exact guideline for executors to follow because their duties may vary depending on the size and complexity of the estate, as well as...

JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON
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JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON

Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common When ‘real property’ is owned by more than one person, it is surprising that many people are not aware of how that property is held by the them, for example, if there is more than one property owner, the property can be held as either Joint Tenants or Tenants...

START-UPS: CONTRACTUAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUSINESS AGREEMENTS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSPARENCY WITH CONSUMERS
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START-UPS: CONTRACTUAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUSINESS AGREEMENTS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSPARENCY WITH CONSUMERS

A possible point of failure in start-ups is an inattention to the legal relations of the involved parties, e.g. those between multiple cofounders, those between founders and investors, and those between the business and consumers. The common theme with these agreements is that they all, in some way, should protect the financial interests of start-ups...

CHANGES TO COMPANY OPERATIONS
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CHANGES TO COMPANY OPERATIONS

Changes to company operations are at the forefront of the Government’s agenda with the recent release of a draft bill, which proposes to allow companies to benefit from provisions in the Electronic Transactions Act 1999, which had previously been restricted. When the Corona virus pandemic began to sweep through Australia, the Government swung into action...

OFF THE PLAN PURCHASES
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OFF THE PLAN PURCHASES

What is an off the plan purchase? Generally speaking, when you purchase a property “off the plan”, you are purchasing a property that is not yet built, but is being proposed to be built in accordance with plans that have been drafted by a surveyor, and which show what the proposed property will look like...

SEPARATION & THE FAMILY HOME
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SEPARATION & THE FAMILY HOME

Separation can be one of the most emotionally charged, traumatic events that can occur in a person’s life and the devastating effects are often amplified when there are children involved.  No matter the length of the relationship, the breakdown of a relationship can be hard enough to deal with on its own, without having to...