Selling goods on retention of title? Beware of your fine print

Introduction You may not be aware of it, but a business which sells goods on 'retention of title' terms relies heavily on the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) for protection against its…

Recovering control of a discretionary trust

John Smith lived in Condobolin. He had run a successful business in the town for 30 years through the Smith Family Trust (SFT) and the time had come to pass control of the trust to his son Harry.…

The financial impact of Divorce

While divorce is undoubtedly an incredibly difficult decision to be made, there are times and circumstances that can cause a marriage to end. In these instances, there is a great deal to consider…

The importance of a corporate power of attorney in companies owned by a sole director

As you built your business, you probably gave little thought to how it would operate without you. But what if you were to take a well-deserved holiday and be unreachable in the Maldives? Or…

Case Study: Infections at the Surgical Site

This post looks at the rise of hospital infections that occur at the surgical site. This post also discusses what legal avenues patients can explore if they catch an infection at the surgical site,…

The importance of superannuation insurance for those with a disability

No, not me -- surely not!   When it comes to chronic illness or disability most of us are guilty of at least a little magical thinking. The hard truth is that it is far better to know in advance…