Covid-19 and Residential Tenancies

By |2020-04-22T07:15:19+00:00April 17th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS, Uncategorized|

In a bid to ease the pressures being faced by residential Landlords and Tenants in the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, the NSW Government has passed a number of measures. For residential tenants in NSW, perhaps the most significant measure is a new amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act introducing the concept of a '6-month moratorium' for residential tenancies. For a period of 60 days, commencing 15 [...]

Family Law Amidst The COVID 19 Environment

By |2020-04-14T06:11:35+00:00April 14th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

If you are contemplating separation or have separated, COVID-19 has not put a stop to your right to pursue a family law property settlement or implement parenting arrangements.  Isolation in a place of hostility can be more than uncomfortable, it can be dangerous.  If you or someone you know is at risk from family violence there are free resources immediately available to you for urgent [...]

SME Commercial Leasing Principles During Covid-19

By |2020-04-08T06:29:05+00:00April 8th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct The long awaited Code of Conduct has just been released by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to come into force in each Australian State and Territory very shortly, the Code effectively aims to balance the commercial interests of landlords and tenants during this time of crisis and impose a regime to 'share the burden'. [...]

Appealing a Criminal Conviction to The High Court – The Case Of George Pell

By |2020-04-07T06:54:00+00:00April 7th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

News of the successful appeal by George Pell to the High Court of Australia and his release announced this morning has left many people with questions.  Here are some answers to the common ones: How can you appeal a matter to the High Court? The High Court of Australia can hear any appeal but it is not required to.  You may recall that High Court [...]

Tenancy Issues During Covid-19

By |2020-04-06T04:26:04+00:00April 6th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

The Prime Minister has urged landlords and tenants to negotiate workable arrangements to see them through a period of at least the next 6 months.  Our team can assist you in negotiations, or in the implementation of any agreement for the immediate future and the remainder of your lease. National Cabinet made further progress on the issue of commercial tenancies. They have agreed that a mandatory code [...]

Common Covid-19 Enquiries for Landlords, Tenants, Employers and Employees

By |2020-04-03T01:50:06+00:00April 2nd, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many of our clients are contacting us in relation to their rights and obligations as: landlords or tenants and employers or employees There are many people looking to implement the Prime Minister’s recommendations to discuss matters together with a view to building a bridge over the troubled waters in which we find ourselves.  We are helping many [...]

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020

By |2020-03-26T23:51:59+00:00March 26th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

On 25 March 2020, the NSW Government introduced an emergency Bill to Parliament consisting of amendments to existing laws in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This bill comprises the following amendments: Court Procedures The bill amends the Criminal Procedure Act 1986, enabling a judge to order that a relevant witness can pre-record their evidence before the trial. The bill expands scope for judge-only [...]

Are you aware of your legal obligations to employees that are working from home?

By |2020-03-25T23:24:40+00:00March 25th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

As a business owner you have always had rules and regulations to abide by. Today though and into the foreseeable future these will need to be adapted to keep up with the current environment we all find ourselves in.   The most recent development as a business owner is to keep your business afloat and to implement measures for your team to be able to work [...]

Opportunity in Uncertain Times

By |2020-03-20T03:15:40+00:00March 20th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

"In the midst of chaos there is also opportunity" Sun Tzu Opportunity need not arise at the expense of anyone else.  The opportunity is here now for you to ensure that you protect your business, allowing you to continue when the consequence of COVID-19 passes, which it will.  We are all tiring of hearing we are facing unprecedented times and not knowing what lies ahead.  [...]

Urgent Alert | COVID-19

By |2020-03-19T01:58:38+00:00March 19th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

We wanted to reach out personally to let you know that we are here to support you at this time. Our legal offices remain open and we are adhering to and following all hygiene procedures within all of our offices. For those of our clients that would prefer to liaise with us via telephone or FaceTime we advise that we are equipped to do so. [...]