Recently a client asked me about the legal effect of an exclusive agency agreement with their real estate agent. There have been many cases in this area, usually involving expensive properties (with high commissions) where two real estate agents believe they are entitled to commission. As you can imagine, the owner of the property […]
This week I received a phone call from a client in a panic – she has been trading under a name for years and has built up considerable goodwill however now a competing business was using that name and taking her business. The first question I asked her was – “do you have a […]
Recently I was reading a news article about a con-woman in New Zealand who managed to swindle $1.5 million from her partner. This caught my attention because it was such a large sum of money. How is it possible she was able to con someone out of that much? The answer – she had […]
During the past few weeks I have been assisting a client who unintentionally entered into a contract. This may seem strange but is easy to do if you are not aware of the elements that make a contract binding.
My client was considering purchasing some equipment from a person in the same industry as him. […]
A significant life
changing event occurs when you either buy or sell a business.
The excitement of
becoming a new owner or retiring after years of toil could prove to be a
nightmare if details of the sale are not properly documented (including how the
parties deal with transferring employees).
Employees may fall
into different categories such as casual, permanent or […]