ASIC Investigations
Commercial Law

ASIC Investigations

What is an ASIC investigation? Why and how are they conducted? The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) investigates and prosecutes breaches of corporate law by corporations, directors and officers. Their work is carried out under the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001. Breaches of corporate law can have some serious consequences for a business and the…

Trespassing Laws in QLD
Criminal Law

Trespassing Laws in QLD

Understanding trespassing and your rights One of the simplest ways to test if trespass has occurred is if there has been a deliberate intention to enter another person’s property. This does not have to be the registered land owner, just the lawful occupier of the land or premises. In this blog we explain a little…

Extortion and Blackmail
Criminal Law

Extortion and Blackmail

What is the difference between blackmail and extortion? Extortion and blackmail are both very similar crimes, and each have the same penalties. Extortion and blackmail crimes involve threats made against another person to do violence to them or their property. This can include threatening to reveal embarrassing, incriminating or socially damaging information about a person, for…

Drugs and the Law
Criminal Law

Drugs and the Law

The Australian penalties for drugs are quite complex – there are different consequences for different crimes. There are four main types of drug crimes in Australia that people are charged with: Use Possession Production (including manufacture or cultivation) Supply and Trafficking Drug use What is drug use? No matter how someone ingests drugs – whether…

Dissolving a Partnership
Commercial Law

Dissolving a Partnership

A partnership is a relatively simple type of business structure that many people take on. It involves two or more people, or companies working together to make a profit. However, since it is one of the most informal and simple business structures to set up, often partnership agreements are neglected, resulting in issues when conflicts…