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Selling a lemon (and shares can be a lemon too!)

You might be trying to sell something, whether it be a second-hand surfboard, car or a financial product like a share in a company.  If that product is a lemon, what are the rules around selling it?  The product might be a lemon because: the surfboard has previously...

COVID-19 Carnage – Can I Get Out of My Contract?

COVID-19 is wreaking carnage in our society, making those infected either somewhat or significantly ill and sometimes even dying.  The government is endeavouring to limit the contagion in a bid to limit the number of people infected, as a desirable objective in...
Works of Artistic Craftsmanship

Works of Artistic Craftsmanship

  Designs in 3D products generally do not enjoy copyright protection In the intellectual property world, generally, if you industrially design a 3-dimensional product then unless you apply for a design registration for that product then you lose any copyright...

Tragic injury, economics and justice

Life is uncertain and involves risk.  Some people like taking risks and some are more risk-averse.  Some people are risk-averse in some areas of their life (e.g. financially conservative) yet take risks in others (politically active and participates in protests and...

Recent Sale of Business

I was asked in mid-October to act for the owners of a registered training organisation (RTO) to assist with its sale. A basic term sheet had been signed with the buyer and they both wanted to complete before the end of the month. Due diligence was underway, but...

Funding your global expansion

Many businesses, at some stage in their life, need funds from external sources.  That is, their cash flow is insufficient to allow them to grow at the desired rate or to take a quantum leap into an entirely new level of operations or to expand globally.  For any...