Legal matters


Uber now legal in NSW

12:03PM | Thursday, 17 December 2015 |  The legislation approved by NSW cabinet comes just weeks after the ridesharing app was ruled effectively illegal in Victoria.

Uber ruled effectively illegal in Victoria after court fines driver

12:24PM | Friday, 4 December 2015 |  Magistrate Julian Ayres found an Uber driver guilty of operating a hire car without a commercial licence or registration this afternoon.

LawAdvisor takes $230,000 investment that's all about the people

12:03PM | Wednesday, 2 December 2015 |  For LawAdvisor founder Brennan Ong, partnering with Startup Grind was all about the people, not the money.

“Every single business needs legal”: LawPath raises $1.3 million

10:15PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 |  Founders need to find investors that are ready to be fully involved in the whole journey and who share the same vision for the startup, LawPath CEO Damien Andreasen says.

Social media defamation on the rise: how to not get caught up in a costly legal battle

8:57PM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 |  Social media is fuelling a significant increase in defamation cases, according to Australia’s largest plaintiff law firm.

Judge blocks Voltage Pictures from sending "dead cats" to Dallas Buyers Club downloaders

8:10PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 |  In a spectacular setback for Voltage Pictures and Dallas Buyers Club LLC, Justice Nye Perram today denied them permission to send letters to people they were accusing of having downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club illegaly.

ACCC drags Scoopon into court over claims the group buying site misled businesses

7:24PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 |  The competition watchdog has started legal proceedings against online group buying site Scoopon in the Federal Court.

Incentivise your team: A quick guide to employee share schemes and phantom share schemes

7:28PM | Monday, 1 July 2013 |  The right team can make the difference between your businesses failing or achieving your vision.

What are the small print things I should look for when signing legal documents?

5:00AM | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 |  One of the things about the fine print is that it is often fixed in stone. So beware.

Doing business online: What are the legal issues?

3:25PM | Friday, 15 March 2013 |  In part two of StartupSmart’s five-part series on the legal issues entrepreneurs face, we examine the legal issues you need to confront before you do business online.