Insolvency laws and how to handle debt recovery during the COVID-19 crisis when debtors are failing to pay

The Changes You may have heard that at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the federal government placed a moratorium on insolvent trading laws in a bid to help eligible businesses manage the economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The Morrison government has increased the threshold at which a creditor can issue a statutory demand [...]

2020-05-12T04:16:20+00:00May 4th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Insolvency laws and how to handle debt recovery during the COVID-19 crisis when debtors are failing to pay

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 [...]

2020-05-12T04:18:53+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; [...]

2020-05-12T04:19:12+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 [...]

2020-05-12T04:19:19+00:00March 25th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Advice for working from home