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Surry Hills, New South Wales
LegalVision is a market disruptor in the commercial legal services industry. Their innovative business model and custom-built technology assist their lawyers to provide a faster, better quality and more cost-effective client experience. LegalVision is a leader in delivering legal services in Australia and has assisted more than 30,000 businesses. The firm was awarded Innovator of the Year at the 2016 Australian Law Awards.

Our efficient and streamlined approach works particularly well for businesses that understand the need for quality advice, but are also looking for quick, efficient and cost-effective solutions.

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What is the difference between an Employee and a Contractor?

LegalVision CEO Lachlan McKnight chats to Steve Baxter

The Legal Documents You Need to Set Up an Online Business - LegalVision

Do I Need a Privacy Policy For My Website - LegalVision

How to Register a Trade Mark in Australia

Protecting Your Brand: IP Event for Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Writers

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Do I Have to Take On the Existing Employees When I Buy a Business?
If you are buying a business with employees, you will need to work out whether you want to take them on. Whether you need to take on existing employees when buying a business will depend on the type o ...
Q: Hello
I have a small business and I'm in need of a standard services agreement to be drafted between ourselves and a third party?
It would also be useful to establish this as a template for future requirements.
We will be ready to brief it in the next week or so.
If anyone is interested please let me know.
A: Hi Peter

LegalVision can certainly assist with this – we are a full service commercial law firm and draft and review service agreements across a number of industries.

Here's an article that you may find helpful: https://legalvision.com.au/6-key-terms-in-a-service-agreement/


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Check your payment fees are in order before 1 September
Does your  business accept card payments? From next month, new laws are being introduced which impact on all businesses accepting payments by Eftpos, Mastercard, Visa or American Express.& ...
LegalVision - Meet the Franchise Team

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What is the Difference between a Trade Mark and Patent?
Trade marks and patents are two forms of intellectual property (IP) that individuals and businesses often apply for to protect their brand and inventions. Trade marks are commonly used to protect busi ...
Q: Hi simplyaskit community,

I'm looking for a lawyer to draw up agreements for my small business. I need to draw up a business agreement for new parties to sign and help write T&Cs for contracts and competitions. What sort of lawyer would I need to approach? Can an expert on this platform assist?

Thank you,
A: Hi Natalie

Great to hear that you're starting a new business! Sounds like you'll need a commercial contracts/corporate lawyer to assist with drafting the Terms and Conditions. The type of business T&Cs will depend on the type of business you are running.

1) An ecommerce business or online store will require sales terms and conditions. These terms and conditions would generally be provided online through a clickwrap (click and accept) agreement.
2) A business that provides services will need a client agreement or service terms which set out the terms under which it will provide its services to customers.
3) A marketplace business will need a set of marketplace terms and conditions which set out its relationship with its suppliers and customers, as well as any relationships between the two.

Here's an article you may find helpful: https://legalvision.com.au/how-do-i-write-business-terms-and-conditions/ If you run a website, you'll also need a set of online legal documents (Privacy Policy, Terms of Use). If you're running an online competition, this article may be helpful: https://legalvision.com.au/running-online-competition-game-skill-include-terms-conditions/

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Our lawyers can certainly assist you. Anthony
LegalVision - Meet the Startup Team

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3 Steps on How to Register a Trademark in Australia
Whether you run an e-commerce marketplace or pure tech startup, every business creates intellectual property and has a brand to protect. A key part of protecting a business’ brand and goodwi ...
Q: We are in the process of early discussions with potential investors to grow our business and want to get some advice on shareholders agreement. It is a family owned business and want to know if we should have a shareholders agreement in place before any investors come on board or should we wait until we agree to terms?
A: Hi Lisa, it's great to hear your family business growing. I'm not sure the structure of your current business (whether it is a partnership or a company), however, generally a shareholders agreement should be in place as soon as there is more than one shareholder. If a shareholders agreement is drafted prior to bringing on investors it will be more founder friendly and drafted specifically for the needs of the business. However, some investors will insist on amendments to a shareholders agreement or that the agreement be based on their choice of template document or precedent. A business structuring lawyer can draft a shareholders agreement from your perspective for you to provide to investors, negotiate amendments or review an agreement providing directly by an investor and help negotiate founder protections into this agreement. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Anthony
Working at LegalVision - Jill McKnight

The Lip Lab: LegalVision Client Success Story

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5 Time Management Strategies for Startup Founders
What often characterises startups is the paradoxical combination of resource scarcity with incredible productivity, innovation and growth. The most measured resource is money, but time is equally prec ...
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3 Legal Documents Every Website Needs
Operating an online business can be an exciting yet challenging time for any business owner. Every website requires three key legal documents to ensure it complies with obligations to operate online. ...
About LegalVision - Australia's Fastest Growing Legal Startup

Q: Can an employer deduct superannuation payments from commissions?
A: Hi Michelle

Employers are required to pay you superannuation (a minimum of 9.50%) for the work you do during ordinary hours, which includes commission. Superannuation should also be paid for any other scheme where there are bonuses that relate to specific performance criteria. Shift loading, certain bonuses and allowances are also caught under the Superannuation Guarantee legislation for super payments.

Hope that helps.