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What if My Employee Has Not Accrued Sufficient Annual Leave?

Often employees do not have sufficient annual leave accumulated…
January 22, 2021/by Mid West Lawyers

Christmas Employee Leave Entitlements

With Christmas fast approaching many employees will be submitting…
January 21, 2021/by Mid West Lawyers

Preparing for Christmas Parties

It will not be long until work Christmas parties are held to…
November 2, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Insolvency Assistance for Corporations in Small Business

With 1 January 2021 fast approaching, directors may need to consider…
November 1, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

The Importance of a Corporate Trustee for your SMSF

A Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (“SMSF”) is a type of…
October 31, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Co-Ownership Property Disputes

A co-owner is a person who owns land with one or more other owners.…
October 30, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Partnerships – the Pros and Cons

A partnership is an association of 2 or more people who carry…
October 29, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Power of Attorney Abuse

A Power of Attorney is a legal document authorising a person…
August 17, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Minimising Directors’ Liability – Deeds of Indemnity, Access and Insurance

Company directors have many responsibilities when carrying out…
August 16, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

How to Keep You Legal Costs Down

If your business is involved in a commercial dispute, your biggest…
August 15, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Exempt Family Farm Transactions – a Word of Warning

A ‘dutiable transaction’ under respective state / territory…
August 14, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Ensure the Will Is up to Date Before a Loved One Loses Mental Capacity

The question of mental capacity is an important consideration…
August 13, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Anti-phoenixing Laws and Director Penalty Notices – Updates for Directors

Company directors should note new laws increasing their exposure…
August 12, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Alternatives to Bankruptcy

You may know someone who is having difficulty managing their…
August 11, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

A Guide to Buying Commercial Premises

Buying a commercial property (such as a warehouse, office building…
June 8, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

A guide to shareholder agreements

A company constitution is usually drafted in a standard format…
June 7, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

A Step by Step Guide to the Litigation Process

If you are a small business owner, there is a good chance that…
June 6, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Accessing digital assets – estate planning essentials

The recent death (or purported death) of Gerald Cotton, former…
June 5, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Attention to Detail – Defects in Statutory Demands

A statutory demand is a useful way to exert pressure on a company…
June 4, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Binding Death Benefit Nominations and your Self-Managed Superannuation Fund

Superannuation in Australia is governed by the Superannuation…
June 3, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Business Structures: Company

When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider…
June 2, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Important things to consider when buying a business

If you are considering buying a business there are many things…
June 1, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Buying a property at auction

Buying a property can often be an intimidating process, especially…
May 31, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Buying a Rural Property

The process of buying a rural property or farm is substantially…
May 30, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Trade Marks in Australia

The advantage of registering a trade mark is that it confers…
May 29, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

A widow contesting a Will

All jurisdictions in Australia provide statutory rights for eligible…
May 8, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Contractual obligations in the wake of COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) presents numerous challenges for individuals…
May 7, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

COVID-19 – Important Updates For Financially Distressed Businesses

This material is general in nature and incorporates information…
May 6, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Covid-19 – Temporary Relief from directors’ personal liability whilst trading insolvent

If a company trades while insolvent directors are personally…
April 13, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Covid-19 – Temporary Higher Thresholds for Credits Statutory Demands

A creditor issuing a statutory demand on a company is a common…
April 12, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Covid-19 – Advice for Employers

Employers need to be mindful of issues relating to employees…
April 11, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Covid-19 – Rent Relief for Small Business and Not-for-Profits

The WA Government will waive rental payments for small businesses…
April 10, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Covid-19 – Small Business Relief

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the WA Government has declared…
April 9, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Commercial Leasing and COVID-19 Mandatory Code of Conduct released

The economic impact of COVID-19 on business generally, and commercial…
April 9, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Beware when buying property off the plan

The term “buying off the plan” usually refers to purchasing…
March 30, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Franchisors must act in Good Faith

A franchise operates within an existing business structure that…
March 29, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Does your Business have a Will?

Most people recognise the importance of having a Will to determine…
March 28, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Managing Employee Performance

Management of employees is an important aspect of running a business. …
March 27, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Franchise Agreements Explained

A franchise is a business relationship in which the owner of…
March 26, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

De facto Relationships and Will Contests

All jurisdictions in Australia provide statutory rights for eligible…
March 25, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Agreements to Lease

When renting business related property, it is important for both…
March 24, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Trusts for Business

A trust is an obligation imposed on a person (the trustee) to…
March 23, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Enduring Powers of Attorney Explained

An Enduring Power of Attorney is similar to a General Power of…
March 22, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Foreign Investment Laws

Foreign investment plays a vital role in the Australian economy…
March 21, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Elder Abuse

With our ageing population elder abuse is becoming increasingly…
March 20, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Buying A Second-Hand Car

Many disputes arise from the purchase of second-hand cars, particularly…
March 19, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Penalties For Firebugs

Deliberately lit fires cause substantial damage to people, animals,…
March 18, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Hiring Backpackers

Hiring backpackers or working holiday makers can be the perfect…
March 17, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Record Keeping By Employers

Employers who engage employees under relevant federal workplace…
March 16, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

Cash Payments Of More Than $10,000 To Be Outlawed

The Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019 is currently…
March 11, 2020/by Mid West Lawyers

The current status of Glyphosate in Australia

Recently there has been increased media coverage in Western Australia…
November 6, 2019/by Mid West Lawyers

The Importance of Bloodline Testamentary Trusts for Farm Succession Planning

Testamentary Trusts
A Testamentary Trust is any trust established…
July 19, 2019/by Mid West Lawyers

Mid West Lawyers Expand

On 17 October, 2011 Allion Legal transferred its Geraldton practice…
July 18, 2017/by ausweb