Clarity in the Cloud

Welcome to 2015! How lucky we are to have the chance to try, yet again, to create a life that we want to live, with what we have been given. Perhaps it is a case of finding clarity in the cloud of confusion that is everyday life. This time of year, we attempt to make strong resolutions about how we will do things differently and yet it can come unstuck so very easily. I thought I would share a few of my New Year musings: Learn from last years’ mistakes; Be more careful in my decisions; Take the positive approach; Try harder at everything I do; Be kinder and more patient; Drink more tea and less alcohol. Well I seem to have busted number one already which means I failed in taking a more moderate approach to work and life. This is the human condition, but strive we must. I wanted to say something more about planning leading to greater success. Prepare a checklist, tick the boxes and TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN! Perhaps it is more like Zen and the Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance, which I have been reading. It is not the endpoint result that counts, it is the way the journey is travelled that is important. Either way, the best you can do is to give it your best shot. My other New Year points are: Make sure you get your legal things in order just in case; Review the important contracts in your life such as insurance, super and investments; Make a personal and business plan including a holiday as a reward; Keep your body moving...

New Crilly Lawyers Client Survey

Apart from wishing everybody an early Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to complete a short survey.   We think that it is more important than ever that we canvas your views on the types of services that you want and your attitude to risk and value. Even though we have a detailed knowledge in the law, it is the specific tailoring of your requirements within that framework that we really want to target. As an example, we have moved far more towards a fixed fee for a set list of deliverable items as a scope of work. This makes it easier for us to identify the limits of the instruction and for our clients to understand exactly what it is they can achieve as an outcome. Ask us about our fixed fee client agreement and please complete the below survey which should really only take about two minutes of your time. Note that the first four surveys will get a free bottle of French champagne as a bonus. Thanks very much, we look forward to the opportunity to act of your behalf.   Please take the time to complete our survey below, we would love to hear from you https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CrillySurvey...

Crilly Lawyers is incorporating!

We are very pleased to announce the incorporation of our business as at 1 July 2014. This means improved services and procedures so that we achieve outcomes from a new perspective. Please note that our ABN and trust account details will change as of 1 July 2014. If you are a current client, you will also need to complete a new client agreement with us in the name of the new company Crilly Lawyers Pty Ltd. We look forward to working with...

New IP & Technology Audit Service

Crilly Lawyers is pleased to offer a new fixed-fee IP and Technology Audit service for businesses. The importance of a businesses’ intellectual property and technology assets is often overlooked, but can quite often be the most valuable asset the business owns. Unfortunately, these assets are often allowed to languish or slip through a businesses’ fingers due to poor management or understanding of these assets. The unwary business can also find itself unwittingly in breach of laws or contracts; a particularly prominent risk given recent legal developments including amendments to intellectual property and privacy laws. The IP & Technology Audit is a high level review of all your intellectual property and technology issues, including: copyright, patents and designs; registered and unregistered trade marks; confidentiality and trade secrets; intellectual property licenses and disputes; software and technology licenses and contracts; websites, social media and online activities; and privacy. One of our solicitors will attend your offices for a day and review your existing intellectual property and technology arrangements. After our review, you will receive a report outlining all your current intellectual property rights and technology contracts and our recommendations on any issues that we may have identified. We have a number of solicitors qualified in science and technology and can identify niche concerns for your consideration with industry experience. For more information, please contact Tony Crilly at our...