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by on 30 November, 2016
    I’m always surprised to hear of women who run pretty big businesses yet have a very minimal focus on good contracts. I obviously know all of the best practices, in fact I advise on these practices daily so it only makes sense that I would be a little over the top with my concerns, but come on ladies, it’s time to get serious about protecting your interests. I’m sure if I flicked through your desk draw I wouldn’t be surprised at how many contacts I would find unsigned, undrafted or underd...
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by on 14 November, 2016
I think naturally, as women, we hold the words of others to a much higher standard. Most of us would like to believe the best in people. And that if we go into a business relationship of any kind, they’ll play fair and keep to their end of the bargain. After all, you want to do business with people you like and trust. Unfortunately, life isn’t always like that. People you once got along with famously suddenly turn leaving you wondering what the heck happened. Which is why going into any business...
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by on 26 October, 2016
All personal relationships experience conflict at some point.  Often seemingly petty arguments start to accelerate until there’s a screaming match.  Or there’s a slow burn as one party feels unhappy with something the other’s doing and eventually explodes leaving the “offending” party wondering what happened. Business relationships are no different.  The primary difference in business though is the opportunity to put into place dispute resolution protocols at the start of the relationship.  Min...
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by on 14 October, 2016
You’ve got into a commercial dispute. May be with a supplier, client or business partner. You’re angry and want “justice”. Your first though is “let’s engage a lawyer” and threaten to take them to court. Or you’re on the receiving end. Either way, before things escalate, stop and reconsider. The true cost of litigation may shock you! These figures are based on litigation in the District Court which as a jurisdiction up to $750,000. • Filing a formal statement of claim in court – one month. Lega...
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