Rather than recycle trite topics like: "What is a Will", "Why Testamentary Trusts are awesome", "How do I protect my assets from my disliked son/daughter-in-law" etc etc, this article covers the lesser-known yet still important areas of 'portions and ademption' ⚖️ i.e. lifetime gifting (which is … Read more about Estate Planning considerations: ‘Portions and Ademption’
Recently our director Tom Meagher presented another topical seminar on the legal complexities and commercial considerations of 'Data in Business' for Digital Transformation Perth (in collaboration with the Australian Transformation & Turnaround Association (AusTTA))- together with the other … Read more about ‘Data in Digital Transformation’ event
By Todd Hutchison, Marais Dekker and Oliver Schoeman. Being ‘bias’ refers to having a tendency, inclination or prejudice either in favour for or against something, someone, some group or some organisation. Areas of bias can lead to unlawful discrimination based on alignment to race, gender … Read more about Unconscious Bias: A Reality for Judges, Forensic Investigators and Lawyers
Podcast (<- click here) Mitch Moroney of Moroney & Associates, Business Accountants welcomes Tom Meagher in this episode, Tom is a commercial lawyer based in Perth with over 30 years of experience. As Executive Director of Balfour Meagher, Tom assists small businesses with optimizing … Read more about Tom joins Mitch Moroney’s podcast to discuss “what falls under the umbrella of commercial law?”
There is a very common, reoccurring urban (actually commercial) myth that, if ever a client receives bank documents* for signing, they either: are 'advised' (by a non-lawyer...), or somehow, completely misguidedly, believes, they only need such to be "witnessed by a lawyer." Sidenote: … Read more about You don’t need a lawyer, if you “just need bank guarantee documents witnessed”!
In this 'sPEAKing Pharmacy' podcast, John Thornett of Peak Strategies and Tom Meagher of Balfour Meagher discuss "the initial pre-purchase processes for a pharmacy and what first-time buyers should consider before signing on the dotted line." … Read more about ‘sPEAKing Pharmacy’ podcast
We can’t say enough great things about the Balfour Meagher website. A modern, full-screen background with a clear message captures visitors’ attention. Their call-to-action and contact details are apparent on every page and they host a wealth of useful information and functions on their … Read more about Balfour Meagher awarded one of the Best Law Firm Websites
Very commonly individuals personally-borrow money and then loan that money on to their new entity to say: buy a business, acquire equity, help provide a loan for working capital to help privately fund their business etc. However I still find it very rare that (despite their being a ‘bank’ for their … Read more about Finance Security Tip: ‘On Loans’ by a Party to their Related Entity.