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Latest Articles
11/07/2012 |
Family trusts can be an excellent way to protect your assets in the event of future bankruptcy or business liquidation.  However the law prevents people from knowingly defrauding their creditors...
04/07/2012 |
If you own or live in a multi unit style development then it is more than likely to be a unit title development meaning that the building and any common...
26/06/2012 |
In tough economic climates, more companies tend to go into voluntary liquidation or be liquidated by a court on application by a creditor. The liquidators are now turning towards the...
21/06/2012 |
Disciplinary issues within a business can cause a myriad of issues. If not handled properly they can cost you thousands of dollars and months of stress.Even if you have a...
20/06/2012 |
The Charities Amendment Act 2012 has made some important amendments to the Charities Act, including adding the definition of an officer.Definition of OfficerThe definition of officer under the Act has...

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