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Succession Planning for Blended Families

Succession Planning - It's a must.Many clients avoid succession planning, particularly in even the simplest blended family situations where there are children from previous relationships for example, as they cannot…

New Dawn on Licensing Labour Hire Services in SA

The SA labour hire licensing scheme will operate from 31 August 2019. Exemptions to the scheme have been passed by Parliament to prevent certain businesses falling under the scheme. It…

ACCC calls for more Transparency in the Wine Grape Sector

The ACCC’s Interim Report focuses primarily on the “warm” inland regions, but is highly relevant to all winemakers and grape growers in Australia. It foreshadows recommendations for changes to law…

You can run but you can’t hide—dealing with FATCA and CRS!

Were you born overseas or are you a citizen or tax resident of another country? If yes, you may have to pay tax in both Australia and overseas. You should…

Writing Testamentary Trusts into your Will

A Testamentary Trust allows for greater flexibility to fit your particular circumstanceSignificant wealth has been created in the current generation. Passing wealth to beneficiaries absolutely on death exposes the inheritance…

Being Aware of the Holding Over Period at the end of a Lease

On 22 February 2019, in the case of Pastina Pty Ltd v Hosanna Excelsis One Universal Church Inc [2019] SASC 18, the Supreme Court of South Australia set a new…

Penfolds Bells a Copycat – Lessons for Australian Wine Brands

A reminder of the need for vigilance in protecting Australian wine brands and reputationChina continues to provide great opportunities for Australian wine producers and exporters.  With that opportunity comes risk…

Why You Need a Succession Plan in Place

Whatever your family circumstances, or the structure of the business, the key is to have a plan.  Have the discussion. The succession plan can begin simply, and be updated over time…

The Compact Legal Guide to HR

Employment issues can arise in your organisation at any time. We have created the 'Compact Legal Guide to HR' for you to keep as a handy reference when issues pop…

An Employee or a Contractor? 11 Factors to avoid Confusion

The central question you must ask: Is this person working as part of your business (employee) or are they working as part of their own business (contractor)? Determining the classification…

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