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Online Learning: Protecting Your Business Online

COVID-19 has necessitated that many businesses conduct more business online.
This series of presentations by our Principal Lawyer, Jeanette Jifkins, aims at raising awareness on Australian and international laws, and best practice to secure data and privacy.

What Does A Standard Signing Clause Look Like and What Does It Apply To?

A person will be bound by the terms of an agreement they sign whether or not they have read it, and whether or not they understand its terms. So, a signing clause can be very simple. The main purpose is to prove that a person has agreed to the contract they have signed.

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts  *Last updated 12 July 2021* Very few documents are legally required to have a 'wet' signature. That is a signature applied using pen and ink.  Most business contracts you enter into don't require a 'wet' signature and may not require a...

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COVID-19 and Signing Contracts

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts  *Last updated 12 July 2021* Very few documents are legally required to have a 'wet' signature. That is a signature applied using pen and ink.  Most business contracts you enter into don't require a 'wet' signature and may not require a...

How to Deal with Threatening Legal Letters

How to Deal with Threatening Legal Letters

Want to know how to handle nasty legal demands? I'm on the road in between meetings today and just thought I'd share a story with you. I was speaking to a friend earlier and they said, "Oh, that's such a great story. More people should know it." So I thought I'd share...

Get your contracts checked by a lawyer!

Get your contracts checked by a lawyer!

Why getting a contract checked by a lawyer can save you thousands! Today I wanted to share a quick thing with you about checking your contracts. We've got a client selling an aspect of their business. They're selling it for $230,000. So what they're selling is not...

How to set up effective ‘terms of service’

How to set up effective ‘terms of service’

 betteDo you have terms of service that help you manage client work? One of the topics that came up at an Angel Investor and Entrepreneur breakfastwas terms of service. One of the people I was speaking to is in the website and marketing design and development space,...

How to Deal with Unfair Contract Terms

How to Deal with Unfair Contract Terms

Rules Against Unfair Contract Terms Apply to B2B Transactions As you can see, I'm on the road today visiting some clients and business meetings, and that is a plane I can hear in the background. One thing I wanted to talk to you about today is we've got a client who...

Is the Law Black and White?

Is the Law Black and White?

No, the law is not black and white I'm on the road today in between meetings and just thought I'd share something with you. I've heard again this morning that law is very black and white. Actually, it's not. If it was black and white we wouldn't need lawyers, we...

Should you Register a Trade Mark?

Should you Register a Trade Mark?

Knowing When to Register a Trade Mark  (In Australia we write 'trade mark' as two words, in the US its 'trademark'). I've just been at a Angel Investor and Entrepreneur breakfast. One of the things we were talking about this morning was branding and looking at how to...

Delay in Action for Defamation Could Affect Your Claim

Delay in Action for Defamation Could Affect Your Claim

You need to be quick if you are worried about being defamed.  A couple of quick tips today that have come out of our work. We had an inquiry about defamation. Now, if you are going to get upset about what somebody says about you, you need to take action quickly. The...

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