Author: Aaron Suthers

Posted by Aaron Suthers Business Law General

DON’T BE ‘CASUAL’ WITH YOUR EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS

In my experience, clients are often, understandably, surprised by the range of areas where uncertainty in the law can have a significant impact upon the way they need to order their business affairs. In the modern era, where legislation regulating business conduct proliferates, it is understandable that some level of certainty as to the law […]

Posted by Aaron Suthers Business Law

Employee entitlements in business sales.

When negotiating to buy or sell a business, many people concentrate on the price for goodwill, plant and stock in trade, without considering the hidden cost of employee entitlements. With the extensive reach of the Fair Work Act, it is understandable that sellers assume that buyers will take on the obligation to pay leave and redundancy […]

Posted by Aaron Suthers Wills and Estates

Your will is not a good weekend DIY project

The desire to save money on legal fees is completely understandable, particularly given the wealth of information available on the internet for those who prefer to DIY. There are times, though, when DIY can cost you a great deal more than you save. In my experience, the use of will kits it a prime example.  Apparently, it also […]

Posted by Aaron Suthers Family Law

There is a lot to be said for sensible compromise

Two recent decisions throw the problems faced by people going to our Family Courts seeking justice into sharp relief. In the first, a matter of Hall v. Hall, the High Court dealt with a matter where the decision on appeal was not delivered for 8 months, saying: “It is an objective of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) reflected […]