Start-up Business: Legal Changes to look for in 2016 (Part 1)

On 7 December 2015, the Honourable M. B. Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia announced $1.1billion government funding for innovation and entrepreneurship. The package provides funding and reform for many distinct areas; including extensive start-up business and investment adjustments. We will cover several of these in this first part of a series … Read more

Startup Lawyers – Brisbane Start-Up and Small Business Law

Do I need assistance from startup lawyers? As you start a new business, it is imperative that you meet all legal requirements. We have a passionate team that is focused on new businesses. If you need help to grow your business, you have come to the right place. Our Startup Lawyers team don’t just take … Read more

Start-ups – Increased Incentives to Assist Entrepreneurs in Starting a Business

In the wake of the Intergenerational Report, focus at both State and Federal levels on innovation and enterprise has increased. Support for small to medium enterprises/businesses and start-ups has been bolstered in the form of additional incentives and grants. Some grants available to new and expanding businesses include the grants below (without limitation): Entrepreneurs’ Programme … Read more

Making the Right Decisions for Your Start-up

Before commencing trade with your start-up, you need to consider a number of issues to make sure your start-up starts “right”. An essential consideration at this early stage is the legal business structuring of your start-up. Making the decision between incorporating as a company, or simply trading as a sole trader under an ABN requires you to … Read more

Asset Protection: Making the Right Decisions for your Start-Up

Why consider asset protection? So, you have a start up in mind. What’s next? Before you commence trade, it is important to consider a number of issues to make sure your start-up starts “right”. An essential consideration at this early stage is the  legal business structuring of your start-up. This means that you would have to decide between incorporating … Read more

James Tan | Director

James’ focus areas of practice within Corney & Lind are Family Law, Commercial Litigation, and Not for Profit. He has significant experience in running complex trials, including representing an insured in the Second Combined Business Interruption Test Case, which were ten cases from across Australia which “tested” whether insurance policies would extend coverage to businesses … Read more

Andrew Lind | Consultant

Andrew was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and The High Court of Australia in 1990. He has worked in a top tier national law firm and then as a partner of a medium sized CBD firm acting for private enterprise, not-for-profits and Government-owned corporations. Andrew has served on many not-for-profit … Read more

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Commercial Lawyers

What We Do Strategy & Structure We can advise on business structures that will work best for you. Consideration is given to industry requirements, administrative operation, taxation issues (in conjunction with your accountant), risk management and asset protection. Trusts We can assist you with establishment and amendment of Discretionary and Family Trusts, Unit Trusts, Hybrid … Read more

On Improving Bankruptcy and Insolvency Laws – Safe Harbours and Unenforceable Ipso Facto Clauses when Restructuring Companies?

Earlier this year, the Australian Government called for submissions on its Improving Bankruptcy and Insolvency Laws Proposal Paper as part of its National Innovation and Science Agenda. The Government expressed a willingness to legislate on introducing “safe harbour” provisions for directors of companies nearing insolvency, as well as nullifying “ipso facto” clauses where the enforceability … Read more