BLB News

WHO OWNS THE CLIENT?

25/02/2009

Financial planners and other service sector business operators often talk about “owning clients”; but who actually owns who or what?

RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE, WHAT IS IT?

25/02/2009

What is resale price maintenance? Resale price maintenance is a form of price fixing which has the effect of eliminating competition. The classic example of resale price maintenance is where a supplier sells products to its retailers on the condition that retailers not sell the product at a price less than that specified by the supplier…….

RETAIL TENANTS CLAIM FOR MISREPRESENTATION IN PRE-LEASE NEGOTIATION

25/02/2009

In a recent decision by the Administrative Decisions Tribunal, a retail tenant was prevented from seeking to terminate the lease or seeking compensation for misrepresentation because they delayed…

NO, YOU CAN'T LEAVE YOUR ESTATE TO WHOMEVER YOU WANT

25/02/2009

The Family Provision Act in NSW (shortly to be replaced by The Succession Act) effectively restricts who you can leave your estate to in your Will.

THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

25/02/2009

“Given the underlying strengths of the economy, about the biggest mistake we could make would be to talk ourselves into unnecessary economic weakness” said the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Glen Stevens. We couldn’t agree more. So instead of focusing on plenty of bad news on GFC out there, we at Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers are determined to stay positive. We’ve seen plenty of good news stories this month.