Navigating leasing arrangements during the Greater Sydney lockdown

At the time of writing, the recent outbreak of the delta variant of COVID-19 in New South Wales has been met with the NSW Government enacting the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2021 on 14 July 2021 (deali...

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Has COVID Impacted Your Business – Recent court ruling allows for Business Interruption Insurance Claims

In November 2020, the NSW Supreme Court of Appeal determined that insurers could not deny business interruption insurance claims based on an exclusion clause in certain policies that made specific reference to a repealed Quarantin...

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Debunking Stand Down Provisions during COVID-19

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis has introduced unprecedented challenges to businesses and the livelihoods of many. As many states are plunged into further lockdowns, forcing many businesses to suspend their services, em...

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Kids, Cribs and Coronavirus – Common Family Law Questions for a Locked-Down World

Unfortunately the spread of the Delta-variant COVID-19 virus shows no sign of slowing as the public health restrictions in place for Greater Sydney continue for another month. On top of causing difficulty in most other aspects of ...

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Reforms to the Retirement Villages Act are now in force in NSW

Recent reforms to retirement village laws in New South Wales offer increased transparency surrounding exit fees and funding arrangements for residents of retirement villages. In early 2021, the Retirement Villages Amendment Act...

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Second Badenoch and Gunns unfair preference decision raises more questions than it answers

Introduction  The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has missed an opportunity to provide real clarity for unfair preference claims following its earlier decision abolishing the "peak indebtedness" rule. On 10 May 2...

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