Director Liabilities – Protecting Your Assets

 

When going into business with individuals for which you share assets with (e.g spouse) it is important that your shared assets (e.g the family home) are protected should anything go wrong. Protecting your assets begins with a business structure that prevents them from ever being at risk in the first place.

When starting a business with a family member it may seem like a good idea to appoint multiple parties as directors to keep it in the family.

However, this is not the case. [Read more…]

Having trouble calling us??

Some of our clients and third party callers have advised that they are receiving a voice message stating that our phones are disconnected.   As we understand, this is exclusively affecting callers who are using VOIP phones.  We are working very closely with our phone provider to rectify this issue, but we want to assure our clients that our numbers are not disconnected.  
 
If you are not able to reach us on the phone, please do send us an email at mail@hslawyers.com.au and a member of the team will call you straight back.
 
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will continue to work with our provider to resolve this issue as soon as possible. 

Mandatory Reporting of Unsafe Products

Are you a small or large business providing consumer goods to clients?

Mandatory reporting laws have been in place since 1 January 2011 requiring businesses to report unsafe products sold which have resulted in serious injury, illness or death. The system is not an admission of liability but rather aimed at protecting consumers from products which are identified as being unsafe.

The laws apply to all small or large businesses in the supply chain including: retailers, dealers, hirers, distributors, installers, repairers, importers, exporters, and manufacturers of consumer goods. It will also relate to services associated with the goods (installation, maintenance etc.).

‘Consumer Goods’ are goods that are intended to be used for personal, domestic or household use or consumption.

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