Company Directors, please take a number

If you are a director of a company, you need to obtain your unique Director Identification Number by 30 November 2022. New laws came into effect on 1 November 2021, through reforms to Part 9.1A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act), which make it mandatory for company directors to apply for individual identification continue reading

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A Director’s Access to Company Books During Personal Litigation Being appointed as a director of a company is not something you choose to do lightly. Accepting a role as a director brings with it many statutory and fiduciary obligations which, if not complied with, can see the director personally liable for their actions and potentially continue reading

Pay Me Everything – Contractual Indemnities and Indemnity Costs

The recoverability of costs is a significant factor in legal proceedings. Most commercial agreements contain clauses seeking to indemnify an innocent party absolutely against any legal costs that might be incurred because of another party’s breach. Unfortunately, clauses of this type are regularly recycled from existing precedents, without any regard to the relevant authorities and continue reading

Identifying and Countering Misleading Information in a Telemarketing Deal

Telemarketing is an evolving industry. It has undergone tremendous changes over the years, necessitating adjustments with regards to policies and technological approach of the business. Among notable changes taking place around the globe is a more stringent approach to law enforcement. In Australia, the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) and the Australian Competition and continue reading

The Right Advice

Businesses and individuals contract or employ other professionals to provide guidance.  They use their services to assist in business growth, create and implement day-to-day operations, navigate competition and overcome the unfortunate occurrence of disputes.  Professional advice has a number of typical sources. It may come from internal personnel or from external individuals or organisations. There’s continue reading

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