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Business and Commercial Law Publications

Wind Farm Leases

Ballarat and Western Districts are experiencing a boom in wind farm development, with many farmers being approached with offers to build turbines on their land. Unfortunately, in the excitement of extra income and a chance to “drought proof” their land, some farmers...

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ED Black Charitable Trust

The late Ernest Donald Black (in 1974), in association with Nevett Ford Lawyers established a charitable trust. Mr Black’s generosity meant that the whole of his estate on his death constituted the trust funds. Since 1974, $964,000.00 has been distributed to a range...

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GST Trap For Unwary Business Vendors

Many people attempting to sell their business without competent professional help would be shocked to discover they may have to hand one-eleventh of the purchase price over to the Australian Tax Office. Yet, unfortunately, this is a potential outcome for vendors who...

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Good Governance

A pocket guide for directors and CEO's This practical booklet grew from the demand by business leaders at a Business Expo in 2000.  The presentation made by Peter Wilson, Nevett Ford targets the key elements needed by a Board or Committee of Management to become...

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Asset Protection Basics

If you are about to buy, or are in the early stages of operating a new business, you should be careful to choose the most suitable ownership structure. Often, all too little attention is given to this important issue. Once you are locked in to a certain structure, it...

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