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What is a Unit Trust?
  What is a Unit Trust?   In Australia, a Unit Trust is a distinctive business structure where...
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Unlocking the Power of Discretionary Trusts in Australia
Understanding the Basics: Roles, Responsibilities, and Terminology   In Australia, there are a number...
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Navigating Shareholder Agreements in Australia
What is a Shareholder Agreement?   A shareholders agreement is a formal document outlining the regulations...
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10 Tips for Crafting a Comprehensive Will in Australia
10 Tips for Crafting a Comprehensive Will in Australia   Legal Guidance is Key: Consult with a qualified...
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Ten Tips for Navigating the Legal Landscape: Launching Your Charitable Dream
Embarking on the journey of establishing a charity in Australia is not only a noble pursuit, but also...
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Which Documents Still Need a “Wet” Signature in Australia?
  In the era of digital advancements and electronic signatures, the question arises: What documents...
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Expert Strategies for Home Building Contract Negotiations
Embarking on your dream home journey? Unlock success with these ten professional tips for navigating...
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Navigating Estate Planning: Testamentary Trusts vs. Simple Wills
Testamentary Trusts: A Closer Look   In the complex landscape of estate planning, individuals are...
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Can Charities be used for Terrorism Financing?
In the absence of robust and airtight protocols for charitable organizations, there exists a potential...
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Green Construction and Sustainability
Environmental compliance is becoming increasingly vital in the construction sector due to a global shift...
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The Vulnerability of Charities to Cyberattacks
Imagine you have just set up a charity to help those in need, whether it be for those in distress, or...
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Bryant v Badenoch Integrated Logging Pty Ltd [2023] HCA 2
The case of Bryant v Badenoch Integrated Logging Pty Ltd [2023] HCA 2 (‘Bryant’) is an appeal from a...
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Voting without a Quorum
A quorum is the minimum number of people required at a meeting for the decisions made to be considered...
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Sending Notices Under Construction Contracts
Construction contracts in Australia typically require parties to give notice of certain events or circumstances...
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Do You Want to Appeal Your ACNC Decision?
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is a federal body which exists to regulate charities....
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Neighbourhood Fencing Disputes
Imagine a crisp night around the middle of July. A storm is brewing and the phone does not stop buzzing...
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Self-Declared Not-for-Profit vs Charity
Under Australian law, not-for-profit organisations can take on various forms, including self-declared...
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Krongold v Thurin: More legal implications for VCAT?
Background   The recent decision from Krongold v Thurin[1], released on September 5th 2023, follows...
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Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 – VCAT, federal jurisdiction, and more
What is the Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2023?   The Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2023...
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Welcome Samuel J. Woff to Warlows Legal!
    We are absolutely delighted to welcome Samuel J. Woff as a Partner at Warlows Legal! Samuel’s...
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The JBWere NAB Charitable Giving Index (CGI) – August 2023
As one of our main areas of specialisations, Warlows Legal is constantly observing the changing landscape...
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Statutory Declarations to transform in digital overhaul
In Australia, there are various procedures and rules you must comply with to make sure your documents...
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What are related party transactions?
What are related party transactions?   From the 2023 Annual Information Statement onwards, charities...
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Changes to the unfair contract terms regime – a comprehensive guide
The Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Act 2022 (Act) was passed on 9 November...
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Dean’s Merit List Prize 2022 awarded to Caroline Ashton
Congratulations Caroline Ashton on receiving the Dean’s Merit List Prize! Only afforded to the top 3%...
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Rushil Saluja to Semi-Finals: International Mooting Competition
Congratulations to Rushil Saluja! Representing Monash University at the IBA ICC Moot Court Competition...
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Steedman v Greater Western Water Corporation: does the Limitations Act 1958 (Vic) apply?
Case citation: Steedman v Greater Western Water Corporation [2023] VCAT 128 Case Note: Facts Moira...
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Global Citizen Ltd v Commissioner of the ACNC: How are charities interpreted to be PBI’s?
Case citation: Global Citizen Ltd and Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission...
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New Reporting Requirements for Charities
What are the new requirements? The ACNC has announced new reporting requirements: charities must report...
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How are Environmental Organisations being changed structurally?
What is the new Act? The Treasury Laws Amendment (Refining and Improving Our Tax System) Act 2023 (Cth)...
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Changes to Charity Registration
There have been recent important changes to charity law regarding charity registration, with regards...
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Reforms coming for fundraising regulations
What are the current fundraising laws like? Currently, fundraising laws in Australia are different for...
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Why you need a Will and a Power of Attorney
The importance of a Will Getting a will is extremely important to ensure that your property and possessions...
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Updated ASIC Fees
What are the new Fees? From 1st July 2023, ASIC will be updating its fees, and all those paying ASIC...
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Vaughan Constructions Pty Ltd v Melbourne Water Corporation: Is VCAT a court under the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic) Part IV?
Case citation: Vaughan Constructions Pty Ltd v Melbourne Water Corporation [2022] VCAT 633 Case Note Facts On...
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Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Payments to Subcontractors
Background to Inquiry and Submission A submission to an inquiry headed by the Legislative Assembly Environment...
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Reforming VCAT: Addressing Delays in Building Dispute Resolutions
Reforming VCAT: Addressing Delays in Building Dispute Resolutions Did you know that the median time to...
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Outside VCAT's jurisdiction
Recent decisions have raised concerns about VCAT and its viability as an effective forum for domestic...
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Do you Have to Make Progress Payments to Your Builder? A Recent Supreme Court Clarification. 
Victorian law requires progress payments to builders on commercial projects. Recent case clarifies exemptions...
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Is My Sporting Club a Charity?
In Australia, registering as a charity provides tax exemptions and benefits for not-for-profit entities....
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What if I Forget to Meet my Reporting Requirements as a Charity?
Registered charities in Australia must submit an Annual Information Statement to the ACNC, with potential...
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The Importance of Good Start-up Lawyers
Starting a business is challenging. Startup lawyers help with fundraising, compliance, IP protection,...
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Are You Entitled to a Warranty from an International Vendor?
The ACL sets out guarantees for both goods and services, such as repairs and spare parts for goods, and...
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Can AI Invent?
Dr. Thaler attempted to patent AI-generated inventions with DABUS as the inventor. The Australian court...
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Are You Entitled to a Warranty from an International Vendor? 
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What happens to my super when I die
What happens to my super when I die?
Superannuation is not an asset and requires a separate death benefit nomination form. get...
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The Importance of Having a Good Shareholders Agreement
The Importance of Having a Good Shareholders Agreement
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Structuring your startup
Structuring your startup
get in touch Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Selecting...
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The importance of good startup lawyers
get in touch Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Starting...
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What happens if you die without a will
What happens if you die without a will?
get in touch Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Dying...
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Piercing the Corporate Veil: When May a Director be Personally Liable?
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Used and Occupied
‘Used and Occupied’: How the University of Melbourne Changed Tax Law for Charities
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A Protest Silenced
A Protest Silenced: the Iranian Show Trials and Due Process
get in touch Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission In...
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The New Process to Register for Tax-Deductible Donations: How Your Charity Might Be Affected
get in touch Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Currently,...
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The Curtailing of VCAT’s Powers and the Victorian Consumer
The Curtailing of VCAT’s Powers and the Victorian Consumer
get in touch Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission ‘Fair,...
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So, you are a registered PBI
So, you are a registered PBI…but do you know about your legal entitlements?
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Top Ten Reasons for Registering Your Trademark
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission 1. A registered...
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Our social focus
Our social focus
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission In this article: Pro...
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What is a Social Enterprise
What is a Social Enterprise?
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission The fact that “things...
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Volunteers
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Engaging volunteers...
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Top Four Tips for Preparing for a Negotiation
Top Four Tips for Preparing for a Negotiation
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Negotiating is...
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Tax-deductible opportunities for Indigenous charities
Tax-deductible opportunities for Indigenous charities
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Following a recent...
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Tax Effective Giving Charitable Distributions Through Discretionary and Charitable Trusts
Tax Effective Giving: Charitable Distributions Through Discretionary and Charitable Trusts
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission A ‘trust’ is an...
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Tailored Terms and Conditions
Tailored Terms and Conditions
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Terms and conditions...
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Indigenous Business Changes
Indigenous Business Changes
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission The Changing Indigenous...
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Rights of Rectifying Defective Construction Work
Rights of Rectifying Defective Construction Work
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission One of the most...
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Registering Unincorporated Charities you can never go wrong with a suit
Registering Unincorporated Charities; you can never go wrong with a suit
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission There are few things...
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Free the Flag Developments
Free the Flag Developments
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission As a firm that...
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Israel launches $70m program to promote tech entrepreneurship in Arab community
Israel launches $70m program to promote tech entrepreneurship in Arab community
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Initiative aims...
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$2m rental rebates to attract scale-ups to Tech Central
$2m rental rebates to attract scale-ups to Tech Central
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission The New South Wales...
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What to do when asked to run a charity
What to do when asked to run a charity?
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission There are over...
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Whether owner of internet search engine is a publisher of the results of searches
Whether owner of internet search engine is a publisher of the results of searches
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Defteros v Google...
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Amendment of the Building Amendment Act
Amendment of the Building Amendment Act
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission The Building Amendment...
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Illegal phoenix activity
Illegal phoenix activity
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Illegal phoenix...
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Should I create a Company or a Unit Trust
Should I create a Company or a Unit Trust?
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission When starting a...
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What’s in a Name
What’s in a Name?
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Soapranos laundry...
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Legal Issues to Consider When Developing your New Mobile App
Legal Issues to Consider When Developing your New Mobile App
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission In recent years,...
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How To Avoid Complaints About Your Charity
How To Avoid Complaints About Your Charity
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission The Australian...
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Public Benevolent institutions and the ACNC
Public Benevolent institutions and the ACNC
Warlows is part of the 1% PLEDGEWarlows are now members of HOPE NOW’s mission Do you want to...
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Is your charity tax deductible
Is your charity tax deductible?
A charities’ most common question is whether they are tax deductible or not. Having deductible gift recipient...
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Do you have a right to take that photo
Do you have a right to take that photo?
Taking a person’s photograph without their consent has caused significant concern over the past few decades. The...
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Registering a Charity
Registering a Charity
Registering a charity There are a number of steps that an organisation should consider when deciding...
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Private Ancillary Funds
Private Ancillary Funds
For those wishing to develop a longer term and substantial grant making program, it is worthwhile considering...
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What to do when a shell company sues you
What to do when a shell company sues you
In the recent case of Aquatic Air Pty Ltd v Siewert [2016] NSWCA 130 the court considered several reasons...
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What is a Charity Tick
What is a Charity Tick?
The Australia Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has a logo which gives charities a ‘Tick...
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Is Limited liability an Ingenious device
Is Limited liability an ‘Ingenious device’?
What does ‘Limited Liability’ mean? Limited liability (LL) presupposes that the debts of the company...
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Fundraising for Charities
Fundraising for Charities
Are you a charity or a not-for profit? Here are important issues to consider when fundraising. Fundraising...
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Crowdfunding for Charities
Crowdfunding for Charities
Billions of dollars are raised in crowdfunding campaigns around the world, but fundraising platforms...
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ACNC Governance Standards Is Your Organisation Working Towards its Charitable Purpose
ACNC Governance Standards: Is Your Organisation Working Towards its ‘Charitable Purpose’?
A charity must meet the ACNC’s governance s Standards to be registered and remain registered with the...
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Construction Progress Payments – High Court Upholds Adjudicator’s Determination
Construction Progress Payments – High Court Upholds Adjudicator’s Determination
The High Court in Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Shade Systems Pty Ltd [2018] HCA 4 has finally...
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Holding an Event Legal Issues to Consider
Holding an Event: Legal Issues to Consider
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (BACISOPA) was first introduced in New...
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Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002
Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (VIC)
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (BACISOPA) was first introduced in New...
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Amendments to the Owners Corporation Act 2006
Amendments to the Owners Corporation Act 2006
Introduction The Owners Corporations and Other Acts Amendment Act 2021 (Vic) (Amendment Act) has been...
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Bondi Born Interview
Bondi Born Interview
We had the privilege of speaking to one of Australia’s trail blazers in the sustainable business space:...
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Climate Litigation in Australia
Climate Litigation in Australia
It has been a rough year. Humanity continues to accelerate complete collapse of our eco system and we...
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Lehtimaki Article
Lehtimaki Article
On 29 July 2020, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom handed down its Judgment in Lehtimäki and others...
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Director Identification Numbers
Director Identification Numbers
If you want to become a director or are already one, you will need a director ID. The below dot points...
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About Harriet Warlow-Shill
About Harriet Warlow-Shill (Our Fearless Leader)
Harriet Warlow-Shill is the Founder and Managing Partner of Warlows Legal. Harriet’s iconic Great Aunt,...
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The Prepared Company
The Prepared Company
Peace of mind for you, Comfort for those left behind BePrepared is a highly encrypted and secure cloud...
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Cyber Security – More Than Just A Technology Risk – Protections every business should take
Cyber Security – More Than Just A Technology Risk - Protections every business should take!
Cyber Security is an important concern for every organisation who needs to work to increase their resilience...
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Danielle King of Green Moves
Danielle King of Green Moves
Warlows take a huge step towards our carbon neutral goal! Warlows Legal is excited to announce the engagement...
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Warlows Legal Carbon Neutrality Vision
Warlows Legal Carbon Neutrality Vision
We are in a collision course with nature, draining the Earth of precious resources, and without our attention,...
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Warlows Legal supporting establishing of Pahar Foundation Nepal Ltd
Warlows Legal supporting establishing of Pahar Foundation Nepal Ltd
In 1993, two recently retired Gurkha soldiers established the Pahar Trust Nepal (PTN), a charity dedicated...
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County Court Raises the Question – Is It Time for a Review of Resourcing for Domestic Building Disputes?
In Impresa Construction v Oxford Building [2021] VCC 1146, Judge Burchell of the Victorian County Court...
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Vively acquires Honee
Vively, a health tech start-up business in Sydney, has recently acquired the Blackbird-backed wellness...
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Calderbank Offer or Offer of Compromise
Calderbank Offer or Offer of Compromise?
Both a Calderbank and Offer of Compromise serve the same dual purpose: to provide parties an opportunity...
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Casual Employees – A win for workers
Casual Employees - A win for workers
Win for workers The High Court handed down Judgement that has overturned a Lower Court Judgment on Wednesday,...
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Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of interest can arise in a wide variety of situations – arguably most often regarding charity...
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Capital raising: Dollars and Sense
The TV program, Shark Tank, has brought the world of venture capitalism into lounge rooms across Australia....
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Can you trademark a store design. Apple wins
Can you trademark a store design? Apple wins.
The German Federal Patent Court recently confirmed the decision that the design of the layout of a retail...
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Building Industry Changes
Building Industry Changes
The shake-up of Victoria’s building industry continues The latest tranche of changes to the Victorian...
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Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW)
Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW)
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (‘the Act’) was first introduced...
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Common Start-up Mistakes – A Lesson in Failure
Common Start-up Mistakes - A Lesson in Failure
We have all heard the success stories in the startup world, but what about those who don’t quite make...
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A Guide to the National Construction Code (NCC)
A Guide to the National Construction Code (NCC)
The National Construction Code (NCC) is a three-volume set of regulations signed by the Commonwealth...
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A Guide to Standard Construction Contracts
Standard contracts are widely used in the construction industry. They are designed by experts in the...
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7 Hidden Costs of Home Ownership
7 Hidden Costs of Home Ownership
With house prices in Australia constantly rising, it can be tempting to jump at the chance to nab what...
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5 Key Legal Steps for your Start-up
5 Key Legal Steps for your Start-up
Starting up a business can be an exciting, yet tricky process and it is essential to get your legal affairs...
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4 Things to Know About Your Rights in Relation to Warranties
4 Things to Know About Your Rights in Relation to Warranties
Have you ever sought to have a relatively new product repaired, only to be knocked back because the warranty...
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6 Common Conveyancing Traps
6 Common Conveyancing Traps
If you are buying a property you want to make sure that there are no hidden traps contained deep within...
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A Guide for Technology Start-ups
A Guide for Technology Start-ups
Interested in setting up a tech start-up? Then check it out this tech start-up guide to ensure that you...
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Outbrain Inc. celebrates IPO
We are honoured today to announce a Milestone in the history of one of our long-standing client’s Outbrain (an...
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What are a directors statutory duties?
All corporation directors, shadow directors and officers owe statutory obligations to the corporation...
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Charities
Charities
According to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission charities account for 11% of total...
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What is Mediation
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a method of dispute resolution in which an independent third party, a mediator, assists...
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