Application by a Bankrupt to Manage a Corporation

Section 206B of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (“Corporations Act”) provides that a person is automatically disqualified form managing a corporation when certain events occur. One event that results in the disqualification from managing a corporation is bankruptcy. Section 206B(3) of the Corporations Act outlines that a person is disqualified from managing a corporation if the person is an undischarged bankrupt under the law of Australia, its external territories or…

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Collecting Debts and Resolving Disputes

A common problem that tradespersons encounter with home owners and builders is non-payment for completed work. The collection process always begins before the work commences by completing contracts and confirming in writing any variations. It is equally important to document or record attempts to recover payment after the work is done and follow up promptly. However, what are the options if the client just won’t pay? Resolution The fact is…

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Product Safety & Consumer Law

The Competition and Consumer Act 2010, also known as the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) came into effect on 1 January 2011. The ACL deals with various aspects of the relationship between a consumer of goods or services and providers of goods or services. One of the significant issues introduced by ACL was a nationally consistent system to regulate the safety of consumer goods and product related services. Who is a…

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