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Signing a preliminary agreement, such as an offer to lease a property, can result in a binding commitment even if the parties do not then agree on all terms of the formal lease. Lessors, and lessees keen to put their stamp on new premises, need to understand the extent to which they are committing themselves by signing preliminary agreement documents presented to them. The potential lessee in the case of Activ Foundation v WBHO-Carr  in Western Australia found out the hard way.
The prevalence of smartphones and accompanying recording applications has caused a significant increase in employees making secret recordings during disciplinary or performance review meetings, or during conversations with their managers. Employers may be wondering whether it is lawful for employees to secretly record a conversation in the workplace and, if so, whether the recorded conversation can be used in legal proceedings and how the courts view such conduct by employees. The question of whether an employee can introduce secret recordings as evidence in legal proceedings has been considered in a number of recent cases. The courts have demonstrated a willingness to admit certain recordings whilst also recognising that in some cases, the secret recording will justify termination of employment.
Are you chasing a company to pay its outstanding debts? Collecting outstanding money from a company can be an unenviable task. A statutory demand can be a useful tool in pressuring a debtor company to pay up.