Glenn Ferguson

Glenn Ferguson is the Managing Director of FC Lawyers. He is a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland. An experienced lawyer, he has acted in complex disputes and transactions for a range of clients both nationally and internationally. He is also an Accredited Specialist and Registered Migration Agent acting for Business, Corporates and Individuals.

Are you ready to franchise your business?

By on 26 April 2016 in Franchising Law with 0 Comments
Are you ready to franchise your business?

Setting up a Franchise system is not easy and straightforward. However, while initially overwhelming, once established and operating effectively it has great benefits and significant rewards. If you have been considering franchising your business, and you are not sure where to start, we recommend that you ask yourself the following questions: “Is my business profitable […]

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Why setup a company?

By on 22 October 2014 in Corporate Structuring with 0 Comments
Why setup a company?

If you are looking to start a new business one of your first steps should be to determine the most appropriate trading structure through which to operate the business. The most common trading structures in Australia are that of a sole trader, a partnership, a company or a trust, or a combination of these. Each […]

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Things to look out for now that the carbon tax has been repealed

By on 18 July 2014 in Small Business with 0 Comments
Things to look out for now that the carbon tax has been repealed

On 17 July 2014, the Parliament passed the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014. Not only will this new legislation repeal the carbon tax instated by the previous government, but it will also provide the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) with new enforcement powers. What are the new powers of the ACCC? […]

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What is a partnership?

By on 13 February 2014 in Corporate Structuring with 0 Comments
What is a partnership?

I have recently been asked about partnerships generally, and what distinguishes them from other business structures. It is important to have a firm understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of a partnership, before entering into one, to run a business. What is a partnership? A partnership is essentially an agreement made between 2 to 20 […]

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Foreign Companies operating in Australia

By on 14 February 2013 in Corporate Structuring with 0 Comments
Foreign Companies operating in Australia

I have recently had an enquiry from an international company in relation to its options with respect to establishing itself in Australia. Essentially, a foreign company wishing to establish itself in Australia has three options: Establish a representative office; Register itself as a foreign company carrying on business in Australia; Incorporate a new company. Establishing a […]

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What is Trademarking and Why Trademark?

By on 30 October 2012 in Intellectual Property with 0 Comments
What is Trademarking and Why Trademark?

Clients often make the mistake of thinking their registered Business Name or Company Name gives them the exclusive right to use that name in the marketplace. The truth is that whilst your registered Business Name or Company Name will protect your interests in that name to an extent, a registered trademark will offer a far […]

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Is Your Business Above The Benchmark?

By on 23 October 2012 in Trade Law with 0 Comments
Is Your Business Above The Benchmark?

Business Benchmarking Many small business owners may not be aware of a tool used by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) known as benchmarking. Benchmarking involves developing financial ratios from historical tax return information. The ratios can be used by businesses and the ATO to compare a business’ performance to the rest of their industry. If […]

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Protect your smart idea

By on 28 June 2012 in Intellectual Property with 0 Comments
Protect your smart idea

In difficult financial climates, the businesses that flourish are those that are not afraid to diversify the products or services that they offer to their clients or customers. Whether it is offering a new product to target a lower income segment of the market, or a Smartphone App to allow clients to access services remotely, […]

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