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Beam Me Up Scotty – Witnessing Documents Over the Net During the Pandemic

Since 22 April 2020, in a legal milestone, legal documents can be witnessed and signed over the Internet. On this date, the Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 (NSW) came into effect. The Regulation is designed to overcome the restrictions the NSW Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on gatherings, …

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Termination of a Contract or Agreement, including your COVID-19 pandemic options

If you have a written contract, it will often contain a clause that allows either side to terminate the agreement if a specific condition is not met, usually the supply of goods and services or payment by some particular date. If the condition is not met by the other party, you can choose to terminate …

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Unfair Contract Terms: Cases on Small Business Protections under the Australian Consumer Law

As shown by recent contract law cases under the Australian Consumer Law, a small business can have unfair contract terms voided by a Court when a contract is offered by a B2B supplier on a take-it-or-leave-it-basis, the contract provisions are too one-sided in favour of the supplier, and resulted in harm to the small business complainant. …

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Are Memorandum of Understanding or Heads of Agreement, MOU or HOA, a Binding Contract?

That depends really. If two businesses or organisations are entering into big or complicated projects or relationships, sometimes people on either side like the idea of a symbol of commitment before the final contract. Maybe there’s pressure from the bank or other outside stakeholders. It’s like an engagement, something you do to show each other …

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