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Essential Law for Small Business

February 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Essential Law for Small Business is designed to provide an overview of legal issues for those considering establishing or purchasing a business. From contracts, company structures to employment law and the uncharted territories of online and e-commerce law, attendees will gain an understanding of the legal issues that impact the day to day operation of your business. The course is designed to provide an overview of legal issues essential to small business. This introductory class will combine tutorial sessions and case studies with interactive learning exercises. All attendees will be provided with a workbook.

Key Learning Objectives

• Gain an understanding of key areas of business law

• Identify the key legal obligations which apply to your organisation

• Appreciate how the law regulates business behaviour

• Understand how to use contracts to manage business process and risk

• Manage risk arising from non-contractual liability


Introduction to Business Law in Australia

How does our legal system work?

You will learn:

• Law and the legal system
• Legislation/ Case Law
• Structure of Courts
• Sources of Law
• Alternative Dispute Resolution

Set Up Essentials

1.Business Structures

Your will learn:

·Different forms of business structure


·Legal obligations for companies

·What does being a director mean?

Running your business


You will learn:

·What is a Commercial lease?

·What is a Retail Tenancy lease?

2.Contract law

What is a contract? When is a contract formed?

You will learn:
• Factors Affecting Contract Performance
– Requirements in Writing
– Consideration
– Capacity
– Consent
• Understanding and mitigating risks in the contract process
• Interpreting Contracts
• Ending a contract

3.Employment Law

You will learn:

• Common issues in the employment relationship
• Employer/employee relationships
• Employment contracts
• Vicarious liability and fiduciary obligations

4.E-commerce and Intellectual Property

You will learn:

·The different classes of intellectual property

·Protecting your intellectual property

·Legal considerations when buying and selling via the internet

The Presenter

Katherine Hawes is the founder of Aquarius Lawyers, Aquarius Education and New Age Legal Solutions. She has practiced law for over 15 years and assisting small business grow and understands the legal complexities of operating a business. Aquarius Lawyers is a different type of law firm as they believe everyone hold have access to quality legal services with no hidden costs or charging by the minute for a reassuring chat. This is why they offer an unprecedented package of legal services that our small business clients can use on a routine basis for a fixed affordable rate.

Katherine is also an accomplished lecturer and trainer. She lectures at both The University of Western Sydney and Wollongong University and regulary speaks at large international events. Katherine holds a master degree in Maritime Law, a Bachelor of Law and a BA in Communication. She is currently completing her Masters Adult Education and Masters of Law.

Registrations for this event are essential. Simply click buy now at the top of this page, select the number of tickets you would like to purchase, register as a guest and pay online.

Please be aware no refund will be available if cancellation is made within 48 hrs of event.


February 18, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Aquarius Education
02 9615 9635


TBC Sydney
Sydney, 2000 Australia
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