Tag Archive: commercial law

Mediating Disputes

February 13, 2020

I had prepared a shareholder agreement for some clients.  An issue arose between two groups of shareholders and one group asked me if I could interpret the shareholder agreement and that everyone had agreed that they would abide by the...

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Lots of Litigation

January 23, 2020

We are flat out at the moment with: A major Supreme Court matter with a hearing next week; A district court and a magistrates court hearing tomorrow; and 2 arbitrations with relatively short time tables, … all running at once!...

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Intellectual Property Dispute

November 7, 2019

Kellie has been working on a breach of confidentiality and trade restraint case this week. With the help of Steve Edwards, we have found evidence of confidential information being sent to a competitor of our client by an employee, and...

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Speedy Settlement

August 29, 2019

An old client came to us last week seeking independent advice on loan contract, guarantees and mortgages being given as security for a loan. The deal involved borrowing just over $175k for 6 months, but only receiving $150k after application...

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Lease Dispute Arbitration

August 1, 2019

This week we finalised an agreement to send numerous disputes regarding a lease to arbitration. One dispute related to whether the lessee or the lessor is liable for sewerage discharge charges levied by the Water Corp. Other disputes relate to...

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IP Issues for IT Client

July 7, 2019

We received an e-mail from an old IT client who had a trade mark issue. A cruise company wanted to register a trade mark in relation to some Apps it had developed. IP Australia said they were too similar to...

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Terminating A Building Contract

March 7, 2019

We received some instructions this week to help terminate a building contract. There has been a litany of issues during the build. It is not 51 days since so-called practical completion, which was already over due by months, and the...

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$1.15 Million Business Sale

February 28, 2019

I had a lengthy discussion with a client who is selling his interest in 5 businesses to his business associates for $1.15 million, on 90% vendor finance, with payments of at least $48,000 per month for 2 years. We sorted...

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Computer and IT Contracts

February 14, 2019

We are helping a client who wishes to develop some software to assist in his business and sell to others in the industry to recoup the $180,000 he has been quoted. We have been pointing out the pitfalls of the...

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Sale and Purchase of a Business

October 10, 2013

I am working on a sale and purchase of a business. The buyer and seller are business partners.  The seller wishes to slow down and act as consultant only for a few years and then retire altogether. They wanted me...

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