The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

It is widely accepted that it is usually in the interest of the parties to reach a settlement agreement that both parties can accept rather than to go through the expensive, stressful and drawn out process of litigation. Litigation is always a risky process to take even if you have strong prospects of success. The

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Risks in financial services for consumers

The Senate Inquiry into ASIC (The Australian Securities and Investment Commission) has highlighted the risk that consumers face currently in the realm of financial services. The risk is particularly high when lending organisations such as Banks are providing financial advice. The risk is that financial advice will favor products provided by that lending organisation rather

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Be careful of Facebook posts…

I have written before on the risks what you post on Facebook. People constantly take risks with what they post on Facebook and for that reason I think there is always a place for a further reminder. Recently the daughter of a US man took to Facebook boasting about her father’s settlement. The problem was

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Contracts out of date – out of luck

No matter what sort of Business you are in, it’s critical to ensure that your contracts are up to date and accurately reflect any changes in the law that are relevant to your particular business. For example there have recently been changes to the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payments Act and the Home

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