Coping with the Coronavirus: Quarantine, Contracts & Commerce
Amid concerns of toilet paper supply, best hygiene practices and discerning when to self-quarantine, we at Allied Legal wanted to talk to
you about the legal and commercial implications of coronavirus.
Senior or executive staff resigning and taking valuable customer and confidential information with them could result in extensive damage
to a business. Post-employment restraints or restraints of trade clauses, that come into effect after employment ends, can protect the
legitimate interest of the employer.
One of the most effective marketing channels for start-ups today is email. Using email marketing tools make it simple quick and easy for
marketers to create a campaign, upload a list of contacts and send the email out. However, it is vital to have a basic understanding of
the laws around such marketing and which laws you need to comply with, such as the Spam Act 2003(Cth), before setting up an email
Is Your Start-Up Considering An Employee Share Scheme?
Employee share schemes (ESS) are a great idea to better align employees’ interests and the financial interest and
performance of a business. These schemes allow eligible employees to purchase or acquire shares or employee share options (where
employees are given the option to purchase shares at a later date or upon achieving certain key performance indicators).
Convertible notes, if well structured, can be a simple, flexible and cost-effective way for a start-up to raise funds. Start-ups can offer convertible notes, which are debt instruments that may be converted to equity, to raise capital, instead of offering shares to investors at the very outset.
Learning about Intellectual Property (IP) will make utilising it more efficient and help gain substantial net benefit. Protecting IP can give a competitive advantage as it can ensure that (among other things), competitors are legally barred from replicating the innovation.
Crowd-sourced funding (CSF) is an alternative way of raising funds and is especially attractive to innovative companies, start-ups and emerging businesses as it allows large numbers of the public to make small financial contributions in exchange for obtaining equity in these companies.
Are you thinking of setting up your own business? Do you know what you should be aware of and what to avoid? Entrepreneurs are, by definition, ambitious and driven and have an exceptional understanding of their industry which is the result of their research and experience.
Are you interested in establishing a charity? Have you got a checklist to help you? This article outlines some general information for those interested in establishing a not-for-profit organisation to receive donations from the public for charitable purposes.
Are you a charity or a not-for-profit? Here are important issues to consider when fundraising It is important for an organisation to comply with fundraising laws, otherwise the fundraising would be unlawful and legal penalties and reputational damage can result.
Do you have a company website? Are you sure that you have the applicable T&Cs? Online presence is very important for business transactions in today’s world. This enhances the need for appropriate terms and conditions (T&Cs) before going live with your company’s website and any transactions taking place.
Are you considering buying a business? Do you know and understand the implications of purchasing assets vs shares? As a prospective buyer, you are able to buy shares in the company or the assets required to undertake the business.
Speak to Allied Legal’s commercial lawyers if you are considering selling your business In the fervour of negotiating a business sale deal, it is easy for the seller of a business to lose perspective as they get caught up in professionals and legal and accounting paperwork.
Improving Customer Relationships With Clear Contracts
Does your business supply goods or services? Would you like to strengthen customer relationships? Experience tells us that a properly drawn-up set of terms and conditions will go a long way. It sets a clear understanding between the parties, reducing the possibility of a dispute arising.
Are you looking at leasing a commercial premises? A commercial lease is a legally binding agreement between a landlord and a business tenant, setting out the rights and responsibilities of both parties for the use of a commercial premises.
Australia’s health system arrangements are a mixture of both public and private funding. This creates blurred lines as to jurisdictional responsibilities and the regulatory regimes is highly complex. The primary care is provided, in most cases, by the general practitioners.
Overview of Medical Guidelines for Mandatory Notifications
The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (National Law) obliges practitioners, employers of practitioners and education providers to make “mandatory notifications” to AHPRA in certain circumstances.