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When Do I Need a Confidentiality Agreement?

A confidentiality agreement (also called a Non-Disclosure Agreement or NDA) is a common commercial law instrument in business negotiations. Generally, agreements can be one-way or mutual. A one-way confidentiality agreement is used if you are only disclosing information while a mutual confidentiality agreement is used if both parties are sharing information. An agreement seeks to […]

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The Use of a Financial Agreement in Estate Planning

A Binding Financial Agreement is an effective tool for protecting the wealth that both parties bring to a relationship. Financial Agreements, also sometimes called ‘pre-nuptial agreements’, are popular with people who are considering re-marrying with a new partner. However, financial agreements are also available to both married and de facto couples, before, during and after a relationship. […]

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Do You Need a Trademark for Your Business?

Trademarks, copyright and patents fall under ‘intellectual property’ and are a major area of commercial law. Intellectual property law provides creators with rights and protections for distributing their work, ensuring that they can receive financial gains for their hard work. What is a Trade Mark? In Australia, a trade mark is defined as a ‘right’ […]

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What Happens if VCAT Makes a Guardianship Order?

What is a Guardianship Order? A Guardianship Order is when a guardian (or administrator) is appointed to help manage the personal, legal or financial affairs of an adult with a disability. This may include assistance with accommodation, health care and access to services. In some cases, there may be more than one guardian (called ‘joint […]