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Uncategorized December 19, 2017

Stepping into a Registered Native Title Body Corporate – What it’s all about?

What is a Registered Native Title Body Corporate? Managers of determined native title rights If registering a corporation under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) was a mind-exhausting exercise of reading legislation, then registering a Prescribed Bodies Corporate is another beast all together. The technical term, Prescribed Bodies Corporate, is a special legal vehicle that holds […]

Uncategorized December 8, 2017

What is this shift to electronic in property transactions? Electronic, Paperless, Digital, the way of the future!

The move towards an electronic property world! What lies ahead in that deep digital jungle? What does property transactions even mean? Argh, Jargon! Conveyancing sounds all fancy schmancy, but it is actually a very simple term to mean the purchase and sale of real estate. For example, if you are involved in the purchase of […]

Uncategorized December 8, 2017

How to recover debt for the Drilling Industry Association

Introduction It is very rare for parties to breach agreements nowadays, NOT! The prevalence of contracting disputes is almost as common as the iPhone. Unfortunately, it is part of ‘business’ and often, businesses or contracting parties will fail to pay as required by the relevant agreement. Following the breach, the amount owed is rendered as […]

Uncategorized December 1, 2017

Joint Ventures and Partnerships

Sometimes, businesses will want to join forces and work together towards a common goal as both (or more) parties feel that it is in their best interests to pool their resources for either a specific project or for something more long-term and permanent. There are many reasons why businesses might be instigated to join up […]

Uncategorized November 30, 2017

AMK Law latest sponsorship – Rodolfo Marques “The Nightmare”.

AMK Law has extended its community involvement to include the Sponsorship of Rodolfo “The Nightmare” Marques. That’s right! ‘The Nightmare’ is a friend of ours professional mixed martial artist and jiu-jitsu coach that has been added to our list of sponsorships. Rodolfo is an MMA fighter that has established himself in the MMA with his […]

Uncategorized November 21, 2017

Raising Awareness: How to Nurture the next generation of Indigenous Legal Professionals

The scene: On Tuesday 14th November, our principal solicitor, Matthew Karakoulakis was invited to appear on the “Koori Twilight: The Aboriginal Lawyers’ panel”. The audience:  The audience consisted of judicial officers from courts Victoria and members of the JOACAC. The purpose: To help identify issues that arise for indigenous students/young professionals in the legal workplace […]

Uncategorized October 19, 2017

Negative reviews and what businesses can do

With the advent of Google reviews in November 2013, reviewing a business or looking for reviews for a business has never been easier or more convenient. People do not even have to purposefully use search terms such as “review”, “ratings” or “feedback” in order to see what others have to say about a business. Simply […]

Uncategorized October 19, 2017

ACCC takes on JJ Richards over unfair contract terms

“This is the first time the ACCC has taken court action to enforce the new laws that protect small businesses from unfair contract terms” – ACCC deputy chair Michael Schaper. In November last year, the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) was extended to cover unfair contract terms against small businesses in standard form contracts. Standard form […]

Uncategorized October 19, 2017

Product Get-up

Homart Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd v Careline Australia Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 403 (20 April 2017) What this means for you: Be careful when designing the get-up of your product. You need to keep in mind that not only the name of the product is protected, but as exemplified in this case, the get-up is also […]