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Our Insights 2017-05-22T06:17:50+00:00

It’s Hammer Time: Can’t Touch This! or… Can You?

Financial distress in business usually manifests itself with non-payment of statutory obligations, including PAYG and superannuation. Those monies rightfully belong to an employee, but also represent an easy target when [...]

Fancy A European Holiday? A Pocket Travel Guide to the GDPR

Why Europe? When we put Privacy into perspective, our modern day Privacy regime is largely driven by developments in the EU, UK and the US. A Global Regulator is not yet a reality, but [...]

It’s a Matter of Trust – 5 Tamper-Free Tips So You Don’t Get Caught Out By Trading Trusts

Well, weren’t we all bowled over this week when our dear sporting leader made a Captain’s Call that stumped all of us and broke the nation’s trust! That did get us thinking about Trusts [...]

Married Hacked at First Sight: Dating tips for your Data Breach Response Plan

You left your laptop at the pub and it has a copy of your organisation’s debtor ledger and customer list on it – should you be worried? Your phone goes [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Business & Commercial Law, Credit Management & Collections|

5 Major Changes You May Have Missed in 2017

It’s usually at this time of the year when we collectively sigh and ask “Where did that year go? It only seems like yesterday that it was this time last year (if you get the [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Business & Commercial Law, Credit Management & Collections|

Payment Surcharge Ban Can Pop Anyone’s Balloon…. Don’t Let It Burst Yours

You have probably heard about Red Balloon being pricked by the ACCC for allegedly overcharging a small number of Customers for excessive payment surcharges. Regulators have a habit of going after well-known businesses to [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Business & Commercial Law, Credit Management & Collections|

Putting Privacy in Perspective – What You Need to Know About Mandatory Data Breach Notification

Big data is here to stay…. Believe it or not, we live in a Data Driven World. A BIG data driven world. Just think about it – we have our digital footprints everywhere and [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Business & Commercial Law, Credit Management & Collections|

The Paradox of a Bad Debt – Five Fun Facts

It's that time of year (again) when you have to decide whether you should “take the hit" and write-off that bad debt and (subject to complying with ATO requirements) claim a deduction OR keep [...]

Seven Simple Steps to Gear Your Business for Success in 2017

We all start the new year with the usual well-intentioned resolutions (lose weight, get fit, find love…) but after a few weeks (or, sometimes, hours) we are back to our old habits. In 2017, [...]