Unconscious Bias: A Reality for Judges, Forensic Investigators and Lawyers

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

Tom joins Mitch Moroney’s podcast to discuss “what falls under the umbrella of commercial law?”

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?”

You don’t need a lawyer, if you “​just need bank documents witnessed”​!

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 documents witnessed”​!

“Why your Business’​ IT Systems and Security is like your Home.”​

For the purposes of trying to simplify the world of IT and how it analogously relates to your business, I’ve put together some basic domestic->technology metaphors to try to explain how your IT systems and security is like your own home. Now before all the various IT experts have conniptions … Read more about “Why your Business’​ IT Systems and Security is like your Home.”​

Balfour Meagher awarded one of the Best Law Firm Websites

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

Finance Security Tip: ‘On Loans’ by a Party to their Related Entity.

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.

Quick Practical Tip for Increasing Security with Payments to Clients and Third Parties

In light of the recent 'hacking' of a conveyancer’s IT system and payee details (no it wasn’t a failure by the PEXA system see - PEXA says platform remains secure), here's some suggested, relatively-easy additional security steps your business could take when intending to make any such payments or … Read more about Quick Practical Tip for Increasing Security with Payments to Clients and Third Parties