Small Business and Legal Needs: Effective Support for Access to Justice

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    The small business sector is significant to Australia’s economy and its
    communities. The legal environment within which a small business operates
    is complex, and the small business owner will inevitably need support in
    navigating this, particularly where legal issues arise. The inability to access
    appropriate legal services is an issue that can significantly impact the
    business owner and have broader ramifications for the community. This
    article will look at the complexities that small business face in navigating
    the legal system, the multiple factors of vulnerability that may impact small
    businesses and make suggestions for support that should be provided. The
    article recommends that more work be undertaken to consult with small
    businesses to ascertain the most effective support type and to monitor the
    effectiveness of support.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)297-307
    Number of pages11
    JournalAustralian Business Law Review
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023


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