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Directors' Defences ➲ the Business Judgment Rule (BJR) [Australia v. U.S.A.]

Directors' Defences ➲ the Business Judgment Rule (BJR) [Australia v. U.S.A.]

This article discusses the major difference between the standard of the legal duty imposed on Directors in Australia versus the U.S.A. Reliance on the work of professional advisors is available as a defence/defense in the U.S.A. In Australia, Directors are held to a much higher standard!

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Helpful Hints ➲ Maximise Value whilst Protecting your Legal Rights + Position

Helpful Hints ➲ Maximise Value whilst Protecting your Legal Rights + Position

This article includes helpful hints to guide you to obtain maximum value regarding your legal matter whilst protecting your legal rights + position.

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Start Here ➲ First 5 Freebies!

Start Here ➲ First 5 Freebies!

Welcome to Blue Ocean Law Group℠. We recommend you Start Here … This article will help direct you to our "First 5 Freebies" (click on the links + images to access) that are aimed to deliver value + introduce you to our proactive [Self-Service] approach to the delivery of legal + corporate governance services (including Blue Ocean Strategy®).

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Californian Community Property v. Australian Family Law Property

17/1/2021

Family Law

Californian Community Property v. Australian Family Law Property

Where you reside can have a huge impact on your ability to protect your "Separate Property" in the context of divorce, separation, death or the assertion of a creditor's claim! This article discusses the major difference between the family property regimes used in Australia v. California.

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Licences to Occupy: A viable alternative to Leases?

22/12/2020

Property Law

Licences to Occupy: A viable alternative to Leases?

COVID-19 has created a lot of empty buildings - There is a solution!

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Your Pets are Family: Providing Emergency + Long-Term Care for your Furry, Fluffy or Fine-Feathered Friends!

17/12/2020

Estate Planning

Your Pets are Family: Providing Emergency + Long-Term Care for your Furry, Fluffy or Fine-Feathered Friends!

This article will help you provide emergency + long-term care for your Pet/s! Do what you can to ensure your Pet/s are well looked after … ✅ Complete your Petcare Plan ✅ If you become sick or injured … ✅ If you lose capacity … ✅ If you pre-decease your Pet/s …

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How to cast a magic legal spell? The protection afforded by Without Prejudice Settlement Negotiations.

How to cast a magic legal spell? The protection afforded by Without Prejudice Settlement Negotiations.

You have the right to remain silent … in your civil legal dispute. By the time you approach a lawyer to assist with your civil legal dispute, you may have already discussed the matter in detail or sent text messages/emails to the other party, their agent, insurance company or lawyers. Whilst you might think you are progressing the matter: ➲ This is generally a mistake!‍

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A “Cautionary Legal Tale”: The housemates from hell!

26/11/2020

Property Law

A “Cautionary Legal Tale”: The housemates from hell!

When cash flow is short: One option to help pay the rent/bills/mortgage is to take in one or more flat or housemates. You may think that this is a simple matter (no legal advice required). This article is a “Cautionary Legal Tale” based on one of our real client's experiences. When flat or housemates refuse to pay rent + make living in your own home so untenable you have no choice but to leave … you have the housemates from hell! This is a scenario that could have you kicking yourself that you didn't engage a lawyer to start with!

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Are your Australian Trusts Ticking Time Bombs?

25/11/2020

Property Law

Are your Australian Trusts Ticking Time Bombs?

Please take special note of this article + seek urgent legal advice if you have or are contemplating Australian Investment, Business +/or Property dealings via your Family/Discretionary/Testamentary Trusts. If your respective Trust Deeds irrevocably prohibit distributions to beneficiaries who are foreign persons you have already circumvented the legal issues & potential civil + criminal liabilities raised in this article. if not, please read on …

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Force Majeure Clauses & Frustration: Why the COVID-19 Pandemic is a Wake-Up Call

Force Majeure Clauses & Frustration: Why the COVID-19 Pandemic is a Wake-Up Call

How confident are you that your existing or contemplated contracts will be enforceable in light of unexpected events such as the COVID-19 pandemic? This article is a timely deep dive into the history and development of the common law precedents guiding interpretation and enforceability of force majeure clauses.

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