A few reforms to the Unfair Contract Terms legislation are anticipated this year. If you use standard form contracts, or have entered into one which you believe is unfair, this article may be of interest to you.
A good way to retain the value of the business and minimise the costs and acrimony involved when shareholders part company, is to ensure that a well thought out Shareholders Agreement is in place beforehand.
If you are a landlord or tenant in relation to a "retail premises lease", the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) probably applies to your lease. Generally, the Act provides protections for tenants, some of which are fairly rugged, and it is important that you are aware of them.