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

The landlord hardship discussion: Being genuine, transparent and compassionate to get the best outcome from your landlord

Doing the rounds on LinkedIn of late reveals a plethora of information, tips and tricks for tenants and landlords alike to get through the current difficult climate. These include: recommendations for tenants in requesting rent abatement or reductions; advice for landlords on realising security upon a tenant’s default, making insurance claims and vacancy minimisation strategies; [...]

2020-03-30T03:18:46+00:00March 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on The landlord hardship discussion: Being genuine, transparent and compassionate to get the best outcome from your landlord

Reviewing Commercial Leases: Why just any legal egg-head won’t do

As commercial lawyers, we are asked to review a variety of commercial property leases on behalf of tenants and, just as often, asked to prepare them on behalf of landlords. A common initial question among many tenant clients is: do I really need you to review this first? Of course, you’d expect the lawyer’s answer [...]

2020-03-02T02:54:37+00:00February 16th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Reviewing Commercial Leases: Why just any legal egg-head won’t do

Show some restraint! Ensuring you’re not letting the fox into the hen house when taking on a new partner

In the hope of expanding their businesses and opening up new horizons, many owners of growing companies are both keen and flattered when an experienced industry player shows interest in purchasing a substantial stake their business entity. Oftentimes, apart from the opportunities and prospects that come with a substantial capital injection, the advantages of bringing [...]

2020-01-29T22:44:32+00:00January 29th, 2020|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Show some restraint! Ensuring you’re not letting the fox into the hen house when taking on a new partner