Electronic Conveyancing In Queensland? Not Yet.

By Rob Ffrench • In Property LawComments Off on Electronic Conveyancing In Queensland? Not Yet.

The much touted roll out of electronic conveyancing Australia wide has been much slower than expected, in particular in Queensland. All the other major States have established implementation timeframes and all property transfers in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia will be fully digital by August 2019. So far,

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Protecting Small Business From Unfair Contract Terms – First Court Action

By Rob Ffrench • In Commercial Law, Consumer LawComments Off on Protecting Small Business From Unfair Contract Terms – First Court Action

On 12 November 2016, the Australian Consumer Law was amended to protect small businesses from unfair contract terms. This applies to any business employing fewer than 20 people with a monetary limit on the value of the contract in question. Unfair contracts are typically one sided, have unnecessary/harsh terms and

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SMALL BUSINESS – UNFAIR CONTRACT TERMS

By Rob Ffrench • In Commercial LawComments Off on SMALL BUSINESS – UNFAIR CONTRACT TERMS

Clients and associates of Bell Legal Group need to be aware that in November this year there will be changes to the Australian Consumer Law. Small businesses (defined as having less than 20 employees) will receive protection from the terms of many business contracts they enter into if they contain

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EMPLOYERS FACE “UBER” PROBLEMS

By Rob Ffrench • In Employment LawComments Off on EMPLOYERS FACE “UBER” PROBLEMS

There has been a huge growth in the “sharing economy” in the last 12 months.  Two obvious examples are UberX and Airbnb. The huge uptake of both services shows a vote of confidence by much of the population in their safety and efficiency.  However lawyers are advising that employers who

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