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What can we learn from Harvey Spector about resolving disputes?

Harvey Spector and Mike Ross are the creative, intelligent and purely fictional lawyers from the TV series, Suits who are able to tap into a seemingly inexhaustive playbook of strategies.  Almost without fail these strategies allow them to resolve complex problems and disputes ensuring their clients come out on top, before trial and in one… Read more

Getting the fit right: Are all investors created equal?

Seeking investment capital to help grow your business can be an exciting time. If you have taken the right steps in preparing your business for investment, you may find yourself with a number of suitors looking to assist you in your growth journey. In our position as advisors to growing businesses, we have the privilege… Read more

Is your medical practice’s privacy policy up to date?

Written by Sarah Chia and Mark Henderson More than two years after privacy reforms were introduced, many medical practices do not have a privacy policy which complies with the Australian Privacy Principles (‘APPs’) and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (‘Act’). Do the APPs require medical practices to have a privacy policy? In practice, all medical… Read more

Find out how to give your investors a tax-free return!

It is expected that, as from 1 July 2016, certain ‘early stage innovation companies’ may be able to offer their investors the possibility of a tax free return. This is one of the most generous tax incentives for early stage investment anywhere in the western world. The new law is designed to encourage investment in… Read more

Critical steps for Food and Agribusinesses to raise capital

Australian based food and agribusinesses are in desperate need for capital. Succession planning, investment in new technologies and infrastructure and the continued pursuit of sustainable growth and improved productivity mean that the demand for alternative capital is as strong as ever. And that demand is only going to get stronger. The Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White… Read more

Without Prejudice – the key to confident negotiations

The stats show most disputes will be resolved by negotiation, rather than trial, but how do you genuinely pursue negotiations without damaging your position if you ultimately need to go to trial? The secret is two words – “without prejudice.” The use of these words means that you can say things in negotiations but they… Read more