Three key factors to consider when entering into a commercial contract

By |2021-09-30T07:28:23+00:00October 17th, 2021|Publications|

Buying a commercial property, such as an office building, restaurant or warehouse, involves complex contracts. It is imperative you get an experienced property lawyer in Geelong to review your commercial contracts to ensure your interests are protected before you sign. Read on to learn three important factors to consider when entering into a commercial contract [...]

Preparing for your first meeting with your family lawyer

By |2021-08-31T01:27:40+00:00September 27th, 2021|Publications|

A relationship breakdown is complex. Add children, property and upset partners to the mix, and the  Family Court system and the process can be overwhelming to navigate. Role of family lawyers  Speaking to a family lawyer can be helpful when making decisions after a relationship breakdown. Engaging the services of a family lawyer in Geelong [...]

Business structures: types & choosing the right business structure for you

By |2021-09-07T00:49:14+00:00September 19th, 2021|Publications|

Choosing a business structure is essential when you start a business. Your business structure will affect your legal obligations, taxes and liabilities, as well as how you operate, so it is crucial to choose the right one for your business.    Understanding Victoria’s four types of business structures and their advantages and disadvantages is key [...]

Shareholder Agreements: Why you need them & what they do for your business

By |2021-08-04T00:26:54+00:00August 20th, 2021|Publications|

A shareholders’ agreement governs the relationship between the owners or shareholders of the company.  The agreement deals with the funding, management, structure and direction of the company.  In it, the shareholders agree on how they will deal with any issues or disputes which may arise during the life of the company.  For this reason, it [...]

Frequently asked questions about Wills & Estates in Geelong

By |2021-08-04T00:16:38+00:00August 9th, 2021|Publications|

Often when client’s first approach us about their Will they are overwhelmed with the decisions they have to make. From simple affairs to complex estates, WJM’s Wills and Estates team turns jargon-laden legalese into everyday language for our clients providing practical yet compassionate legal counsel to help you make decisions about how to distribute your [...]

Three legal tips you need to know

By |2021-08-02T06:10:39+00:00July 13th, 2021|Publications|

Burning the midnight oil (or listening to them) while reading legal documents is not for everyone. We thought we would impart some common legal tips that we believe should be adhered to.   Never sign anything without getting a copy Or not have a lawyer review the contract, for that matter! Before signing any contract, [...]

Insolvency options for companies in financial distress

By |2021-06-30T03:00:28+00:00July 7th, 2021|Publications|

Insolvency is a state of financial distress in which a business is unable to pay its debts to creditors when they are due.   Signs your company may be in financial distress: Overdue tax debts Poor cashflow Ongoing losses (unable to pay day-to-day costs or debts) Issues obtaining finance Unpaid creditors Liabilities are greater than [...]

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