It is increasingly common for businesses to utilise a Software as a Service (SaaS) model for their products and rely on cloud-based software in their operations. While the benefits of SaaS are widely acknowledged (reduced cost, scalability, integration and maintenance to name a few) there can also be complications in detailing the rights and responsibilities of customers and service providers. It is therefore very important that SaaS providers have a SaaS agreement in place.
A company constitution is a contract between the company and the members, directors and company secretary which governs how a company operates. It will generally cover the following:
A shareholders agreement is a binding contract between the shareholders of a company which outlines their key rights and obligations. While it is not a requirement, it is a good idea to set one up at the beginning of a new business venture wherever there are two or more shareholders. Having a shareholders agreement will allow for the smooth function of your business by preventing disputes.
The Lighthouse Project is an initiative taken by the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court which aims to improve outcomes for families involved in the family law system. The Lighthouse Project is currently being piloted in the Federal Circuit Court registries in Adelaide, Brisbane and Parramatta.