In Litigation, what is a Cross-Claim?
A defendant typically has 28 days to provide a defence to a statement of claim. In this time, they may also choose to file a cross-claim against a co-defendant orRead More
How do I Ensure Confidentiality In The Workplace?
Workplace confidentiality involves any confidential information that an employee can come across in the ordinary course of business. Confidential information can be broadly categorised into three main categories: Personal informationRead More
What Are Boilerplate Clauses?
If someone is talking about boilerplate clauses, they are referring to the general or standard clauses of a contract. These clauses are deemed “boilerplate clauses” because they are included inRead More
Exemplary Damages – What Are They?
In civil disputes, a plaintiff will be awarded damages for actual loss or damage suffered by the actions of a defendant. There are four types of damages that a courtRead More
How do I register a company in Australia?
Before you register a company, you should decide if the company structure suits your needs or if a different business structure is preferable. A company is a legal entity withRead More
What does patent pending mean?
You may encounter the term ‘patent pending’ in relation to your own patent application or when checking what inventions already exist. It refers to a patent application that has beenRead More
What is a De Facto Director?
Company directors are responsible for the general management of a company and oversee all business activities. A person becomes a director by being appointed to the position, and every companyRead More
How do I appoint a company director?
The appointment or removal of a company director will only be valid if certain steps are followed. Failure to follow these steps could result in fines and in the appointmentRead More
Difference between a Memorandum of Understanding, Memorandum of Agreement and Contract
The difference between a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and a contract is that only contracts legally bind parties to an agreement. Both memorandums can beRead More