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

Advice for working from home

At Rankin, the one thing we know as a commercial law firm without a physical office location with lawyers working remotely, is how to work from home. This post aims to help you make this adjustment that COVID-19 has forced you or your business into taking. A lot of people are going through the uncomfortable [...]

2020-03-25T05:15:02+00:00March 25th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Advice for working from home

Welcome to lockdown, we’ve been waiting for you

I just sat down to write a blog post on some enthralling new point of law for our firm newsletter and realised that, at least at this point in time, nobody could really give a toss. So I wrote this instead. As some of you may know, for some time now I have effectively been [...]

2020-03-25T02:50:05+00:00March 25th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Welcome to lockdown, we’ve been waiting for you