Greg's Blog

STARTING A BUSINESS – SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER

Time to refine a post I did on things to consider in setting up a new business in 2015 So, I created this list of issues to think about, which I update every now and then. Not necessarily apt for all situations, but a good base which a few people have now used to...

Use of Robots in drafting Wills (and other documents)

The issue of Use of Robots in drafting Wills, to me, is one which involving a number of different facets. Whilst it is definitely a coming methodology, presently there are, for me, many questions to be resolved. In a sense the query whether robot Wills (or any other...

No Referendum – Section 44 Australian Constitution

Australians (and their Commonwealth politicians and relevant political parties) have just had what might be described as something of a rout of politicians falling foul of section 44 of the Australian Constitution. Of 226 Commonwealth MPs [including the Senate and...

Drop Dead / Ipso Facto Termination Provisions to End

You may have read that insolvency law reforms were passed in 2017 and the effect (and commencement of specific regulations) were implemented over two stages last year (1 March and 1 September 2017). They may be relevant to contracts entered into, whether as supplier...

Plus Ca Change, Plus Ca Meme Chose – Get the Reason Right

when considering any exercise of power by a government authority, for the actual purpose of the acquisition to be compared to the source of power at the time of exercise to ensure compliance with both the letter and spirit of the law

Hong Kong Affiliation – to service the legal needs of clients

In mid April 2018, I was in Hong Kong and took the opportunity, when there, to vist the offices of and meet Mr Vincent To (see picture) and a number of the lawyers at W K To & Co, the Hong Kong member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), a global association of 100...

Australian Constitution Centre – Education

The Constitution Education Fund Australia has has a long term aim of improving education anbout and understanding of the Australian Constitution. Many years of hard work by Constitution Education Fund Australia came to fruition on 9 April 2018 when the Australian...