Are You On The Path To Resolution?

4 warning signs that your commercial litigation is not on the most effective path As commercial litigation experts, Aptum is often engaged to take over the conduct of existing litigation. Invariably, it’s because Aptum can offer what the client has been …

What are the Duties of a Director of a Company?

Directors are responsible for the management and control of a Company.  They are the controlling minds of the Company. Under common law principles the fiduciary duties of a director can be summarised as follows: To act in good faith and for …

Australian Consumer Law: What Businesses Need to Know

Running a business is exciting, but comes with risk, and many businesses struggle to understand their legal rights and obligations. Australian businesses must understand how consumer laws affect their businesses: whether you’re working with customers or businesses, providing services or selling …

Having Trouble Paying Commercial Rent Due to COVID-19?

The federal government announced a ‘mandatory code of conduct’ of small and medium enterprise commercial leasing principles during Covid-19 (the “Code”), a copy of which is available here. The Code applies to all retail, office and industrial commercial leases where the lessee …

How COVID-19 Can Impact on Contractual Performance

COVID-19 has more or less put the whole world at a standstill.  Individuals and businesses alike need to follow government policies and regulations, which are subject to change at any time, as more information about the virus comes to light. But …

Changes are Coming to the Director Penalty Notice Regime

As of 1 April 2020, changes to the Director Penalty Notice Regime will take effect. These changes will increase the personal liability of directors in the case of company debt. If you’re a company director, you probably want to read on …

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