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The old work van had been used in the business for years, as had the office manager, who’d recently retired after a 9-year stint running the place for you. The handover to her replacement looked ok from where you stood. The new manager proved competent and, after 3 months appeared to have things under control, and you could go back to high level management only. And golf. (And so you should. It’s only taken 20 +...

Buying a Business Our guide is designed to cover the essentials when setting out on a business venture. We’ve tried to keep the content clean, to the point  and relevant, not just from a legal perspective, but also as to what it means to be in business and how to distil all the motivating factors for getting into business in the first place. We hope you like it. Want to know more about Buying a Business ...

All too often we see buyers a little tardy in paying the deposit, resulting in a technical breach of the contract. Most lawyers and agents don’t get too concerned as buyer and seller are keen to proceed and 9 times out of 10 its paid and people get on with the deal. Sometimes, things don’t go so well. Here’s a brief set of hypothetical facts to explain the real teeth in the contract. The facts Through his agent,...

From 1 July, 2017 State Parliament introduced amendments to liquor licencing laws in Queensland. Because Airlie Beach is a designated Safe Night Precinct, a number of measures have been put in place that may impact on your night out. Got ID? Venues that trade past midnight will now have ID Scanners installed. This means to enter any of these venues, you will need an acceptable form of ID. These include a driver’s licence, proof of age...

Ending a relationship can be stressful and it’s easy to get confused trying to work out what you need to do to protect yourself and your assets at such an emotional time in your life. Here’s our tips on things you should do, or consider, when you separate from your partner: Try to keep things civil During a separation, emotions are often running hot. It can be very difficult to act rationally at these times...

Have you: been caught doing more than 40km/hr over the speed limit; or lost more demerit points after being placed on a good behaviour period for 12 months. If you need your licence to keep your job, or to get to and from work, or for other special reasons, you may be able to apply for a Special Hardship Order. Come and see us at PD Law and we can give you comprehensive, detailed advice letting...