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Navigating leasing arrangements during the Greater Sydney lockdown

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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...

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

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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interruption insurance claims based on an exclusion clause in certain policies that made specific reference to a repealed Quarantine...

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Debunking Stand Down Provisions during COVID-19

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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, employers...

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

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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...

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Hunt & Hunt’s new addition right on the money

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Hunt & Hunt is delighted to announce Andrew Ham has joined as Principal in the Melbourne based Banking & Finance team. Andrew has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial and financial services lawyer...

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Preparing for Change – Proposed Reforms Aim to Strengthen Protections Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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On 24 June 2021 the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) was introduced to strengthen protections against sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination in the workplace....

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

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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 2020 was created...

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Promotions continue the rapid growth of the Hunt & Hunt Legal Group

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Continuing a significant period of growth for the Hunt & Hunt Legal Group across Australia, we are pleased to announce the following promotions effective 1 July 2021. Kate Bishop – Legal Practice Director, Culshaw Miller...

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Announcement – Brett Hearnden as New Managing Partner

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It is with great excitement that Hunt & Hunt announce Brett Hearnden as our new NSW Managing Partner.    Our thanks to Jim Harrowell AM. Jim steps down from his third stint as Managing Partner...

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

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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 2021,...

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Businesses test Interruption Insurance claims in wake of COVID-19 lockdowns

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In the wake of a fourth Victorian COVID-19 lockdown, insurers and policy-holders alike will be eager to see the resolution of various Australian court proceedings concerning whether business can recover their losses under their business...

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Community Support in Times of Crisis

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With lockdown in full effect and the pandemic showing no sign of clearing, many in the community are continuing to do it tough. While few of us find lockdown easy, it is important to remember...

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