Small businesses can now sue governments and the courts if they believe they have been harmed by the “three strikes” law, but the law will be a boon for them.
The law will make it illegal to prosecute someone for more than three offences, including rape, for every one offence, according to the National Law Reform Institute.
It will also provide greater certainty to small businesses by creating a common set of laws to enforce the laws in the first place, including penalties for failure to pay fines and fines for breaches of the law.
But the law does have some critics, including some lawyers.
Lawyer Alan Brown, who has represented a number of small businesses, said the three strikes legislation would not be good for small business owners.
“It’s very difficult to enforce, particularly for businesses that operate on a small scale,” he said.
In the long term, Mr Brown said the law would create more problems for businesses.
“What you’re going to see is the number of people in this country who are going to be arrested for offences that they’re not even charged with, or have been charged with offences that have never been charged at all,” he added.
“There’s a lot of cases that will never be prosecuted.”
In the meantime, you’ll see a number more businesses going into receivership and people will lose their businesses.
“Mr Brown also said he did not see the law as being a good idea.”
I don’t think that the law is going to help small business, and certainly not in the way that it’s intended to,” he noted.
He suggested that small businesses might have a better chance of winning in court if they could establish a business liability policy.
Mr Brown said he would not hesitate to pursue small businesses with the new laws, but was disappointed that they did not appear to be having the desired effect.
Small businesses will need to start a legal battle if they want to get the laws changed, but they will be able to do so only if they have a good case to make, Mr Jones said.”
The best way to protect small businesses is to do what’s best for them,” he suggested.”
But they should do what is best for the community.
“And that is the case, and that is what I think the community wants.”
It is very disappointing, really, that they haven’t had the results that they would have hoped for.
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