Rather eat broken glass than deal with that outstanding legal or compliance issue? Perhaps now’s the time

In pre-Covid-19, ordinary times, I’d become accustomed to having the following types of exchanges with clients: Me: Your terms and conditions document is looking a little tired, how about we give it an update? Client: I know we need to, but there’s so much going on, it’s just not a priority right now. Me: Those [...]

2020-04-08T23:33:44+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Employment Law, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Rather eat broken glass than deal with that outstanding legal or compliance issue? Perhaps now’s the time

Rent relief for commercial tenants – COVID-19

Following a national cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister has today announced new rental waivers and deferrals for commercial and retail lease tenants who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this new ‘code of conduct’, landlords will be required to reduce leases in proportion to the reduction in the tenant’s business. The code will [...]

2020-04-08T00:16:09+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Property|Comments Off on Rent relief for commercial tenants – COVID-19

The Victorian courts are effectively closed for new business (except for the Supreme Court) and existing hearings have been cut right back

This article impacts you if you are involved in or were about to be involved in new court proceedings before the Victorian courts. The justice system continues operating as an essential service, but at this current time during the COVID-19 crisis, the following key changes have taken effect: The Magistrates’ Courts are effectively closed for [...]

2020-03-31T22:45:47+00:00March 31st, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on The Victorian courts are effectively closed for new business (except for the Supreme Court) and existing hearings have been cut right back

Jobkeeper Subsidy Payment – what you need to know

On 30 March 2020, the Federal Government announced further financial assistance to businesses affected by COVID-19, by way of a new Jobkeeper Subsidy Payment. This payment is a wage subsidy, to be paid to businesses, sole traders, businesses without employees, not-for-profits and charities, who have experienced a loss of at least 30% of their turnover [...]

2020-03-31T02:36:52+00:00March 31st, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Jobkeeper Subsidy Payment – what you need to know