Archive for October 2017

Brisbane Solicitor

On regular basis, we give some overviews of current legal issues or problems that might affect your business. Our Brisbane Solicitor face every kind of cases, that can trouble for the clients. We deal cases such as:

 

  • Business and companies
  • Crime
  • Buying and selling property
  • Discrimination
  • Debt Recovery
  • Education law
  • Drink driving, traffic licenses
  • Migration
  • Employment Law
  • Risk management
  • Insurance
  • Workplace Health and safety
  • Wills and Estates
  • Litigation and Disputes

 

And many more factors we deal, if we talk about crime, in the crime cases public demand is resulting in heavier penalties, criminal law is undergoing continual change and there are now wide-ranging or extensive powers for the confiscation of assets.

 

In this field when client faced with criminal charges, they try to find out a lawyer, quickly, people who have been arrested need to talk to a lawyer as soon as they can do. The most urgent priority is often searching a lawyer to guide and help arrange release and provide main information about the case that what’s come in the day ahead. In this case our Brisbane Solicitor help them in a legal way.

 

When we talk about the major educational institutions we consider ourselves professional in this area of legal practice. Our Brisbane Solicitor staff can assist educational departments in matters such as:

 

  • We can take the review of administrative decisions by the student entry, academic exclusion, academic failure, general misconduct and academic misconduct.
  • The drafting of agreements related to the intellectual property, license agreement, joint ventures, contractor’s agreement.
  • The defence of claims of discrimination against the department of education generally relating to failure to gain the entry.
  • Employment law matters and workplace relations.
  • We can review the policies and complete procedures of the educational institutions.

We have experience in all aspects of the law related to the education. Our Brisbane Solicitor not only know the law relevant to the education but we also have the practice and commercial tasks and challenges.

 

Our firm’s Brisbane Solicitor also deal the major cases of Will and property, this is the very sensitive issue and deal the case relevant to this factor is risky. Wills are essential to develop your assets are distributed for those whom you want to handover your assets. Our experienced Brisbane lawyers will help you to do the case in a legal way. Power attorney is very important for the planning documents as your Will. We know the legal points regarding Wills, so we will discuss the options with you.

 

Drink driving offences:

 

We know that there are penalties for drink driving, we will advise our clients to be careful about this otherwise you will in big trouble. Because the court will have regard to these as imposing on you heavier penalties. Depending on the conditions, our Brisbane lawyers will help you. We guide you in a legal way. The application must have made at the time and we maintain the record before the case present the court.

 

In short, we have the full command on every field of legal matters and we ensure our clients to get success in their cases.

 

 

BEE and BEE Fronting

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is implemented in South Africa as a means of promoting the economic participation of all South Africans. This is done with the hopes of creating equitable wealth distribution within South Africa.

The five elements of B-BBEE

Businesses are expected to comply with BEE and its five scorecard elements. These include:

  1. Ownership–the black ownership of entities.
  2. Management–the participation of black individuals in management and control sectors.
  3. Skills Development–the amount spent on providing learner ships, training, apprenticeships and internships to black and unemployed South Africans.
  4. Enterprise and Supplier Development–the procurement spent from empowering suppliers.
  5. SocioEconomic Development–contributions to socio-economic development.

A business’s compliance with these elements is checked by a BEE verification agency.

What is Fronting?

Fronting is the undermining of the objectives set by B-BBEE. Legally, this is defined by the Income Tax Act, the Companies Act and the Labour Relations Act as anti-avoidance, circumvention and non-genuine operations. In a nutshell, fronting is claiming to be B-BBEE compliant when you are, in fact, not.

Fronting can manifest as:

  • Lying about the position or job title a black employee truly holds. This may be claiming a garden worker actually holds a senior position in the company.
  • Listing black employees as shareholders without their agreement or even their knowledge.
  • Giving a black employee an executive position but giving unequal pay than that of others.
  • Leaving black managers out of decision-making processes and not allowing them to participate in the capacity their title dictates.

Is fronting illegal?

Fronting is recognised as a criminal offence in South Africa. If found guilty of being dishonest about B-BBEE compliancy, whole businesses can face fines of up to ten per cent of their annual turnover and up to ten years in prison. Businesses may also be prohibited from doing business with the government for up to ten years. The B-BBEE Commission was established in 2016 to investigate fronting practices.

To ensure you are compliant with the codes in place, refer to BEE consultants who can help you become fully compliant.

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