Nine important things to consider before signing an employment contract

In Australia, it is not necessary for an employer and employee to sign a written contract to create an employment relationship. Usually an employment contract is nothing more than a statement of conditions that would apply under the relevant Award, or the general law. Often it’s just a statement of things that have already been documented in [...]

Defending unfair preference payment claims from liquidators

Not many people know that they could also be on the hook if one of their customers goes into liquidation.  Liquidators have broad powers to recover payments made by companies under liquidation to their suppliers.  The most common way liquidators may seek to recover money from a supplier is by claiming the payment is an "unfair preference payment". [...]

What to look out for in Queensland house property contracts

As a purchaser of residential property in Queensland it is important to be aware of your rights before signing a contract of sale.  An agent will often present the contract to you with urgent instructions to sign and return, however it is essential for the contract to be reviewed by a solicitor who can provide [...]