Independent Contractor Agreement – the additional 6 common law duties

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27/03/2016

Independent Contractor Agreement – the additional 6 common law duties

Independent Contractor Agreement – the additional 6 common law duties The duties of a contractor are set out in the Independent Contractor Agreement you are building. In addition to this, a number of general duties arise under the common law. We protect the Principal. We preserve these common law duties. […]
26/03/2016

Client was not well enough to make a Will – what happens now?

In March 2016 the Court created a statutory Will for a man who had suffered serious injuries in 2012. This resulted in ongoing short-term memory loss. He wanted to make a Will. While he could identify the persons whom he wished to benefit, and demonstrated an understanding of how the Will operates he […]
26/03/2016

Why doesn’t your Employment Contract allow for specific Awards?

QUESTION: I am building an Employment Contract for my employee. She’s been with me for 6-years (hence the anxiety). I notice there’s no reference to the Award provisions under which she is employed. Does your Employment Contract override the Award provisions? Should not your contract compliment them? Where do specific employment […]
25/02/2016

Disaster with no employment termination clause

Employment contract Q: Why put a termination clause in your Employment Contract: Brett, you strongly recommend termination clauses. We approached the website that normally prepares our Employment Contracts. They don’t use termination notices. I asked them why. They said they were not lawyers and couldn’t give legal advice. This does not inspire me […]
24/02/2016

How to use 4 secret trusts

What is a Bare Trust? Firstly, what is a ‘trust’? Trusts became fashionable when King Henry VIII was on the throne. So much so that he attempted to reduce their tax benefits – without success. Here is an example of a ‘trust’. When your son is born you open a […]
10/02/2016

Son lost the farm to his sisters – Family Trust guilty

  To better understand this article you may wish to first: watch the free Family Trust training course read the latest upgrade requirements to Family Trust Deeds over 5 years old read how to do succession planning in a Family Trust (showing the importance of the Appointor over the Trustee) […]
10/02/2016

Are Employment Contracts a waste of time?

The accounting house built Employment Contracts for each of their accountants. The accounting house didn’t waste time getting Employment Contracts for secretaries. Joanne joined the accounting firm as a secretary. She typed letters for the managing partner. She was instructed to send gifts to the client’s wives. She was obliged […]
12/01/2016

Crowdfunding kills brokers – accountants and advisers take over

Bypassing the stockbroker, mum and dads, aided by the adviser and accountants can directly invest in public businesses and start-ups. The Crowd-sourced Funding Bill issues in a new stream of business for advisers and accountants to help Australians invest via equity crowdfunding. However, the proposed legislation is too restrictive. Only […]