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Publications on this website are provided as a service to clients, colleagues, and others for general information only. This information is not designed to provide legal or other advice or create a lawyer-client relationship. You should not take, or refrain from taking action based on its content.

Tenants & Commercial Leases During COVID19 Restrictions

As we are all aware, on 22 March 2020, the Prime Minister, state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers agreed to implement new restrictions beginning midday 23 March 2020. Accordingly, pursuant to Public Health (COVID-19 Places of Social Gathering) Order 2020 made on 23 March 2020 by the NSW Minister for Health, certain places of social gatherings are restricted from opening, including: pubs, registered and licenced clubs (excluding bottle shops attached to these venues) and hotels (excluding accommodation); gym/indoor sporting venues; cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos and night clubs; restaurants and cafes (restricted to take away or home delivery); and places of worship or funera

Parenting Orders & COVID19

Parenting Orders and COVID-19 What does it mean for me and my family? These are challenging times for everyone, and it may be made more uncertain with matters concerning children. If you have Parenting Orders (formal Orders made by a court), or agreement, it is our advice that you still meet your obligations and requirements in accordance with those Orders or agreements, unless there is a reasonable excuse to not comply. The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia have provided a guide for parents in these uncertain and challenging times. We have summarised these suggestions for you. It is difficult to determine if COVID-19 is a ‘reasonable excuse’ and it remains to be seen whethe

COVID19 and my Business

Covid-19 & my business Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a hot topic in the news at the moment. It is likely it will have an impact on your business in the next few months. From a legal perspective, a range of issues arise from those impacts on your business. We recommend that for all contracts your business enters into until Covid-19 has passed, you carefully consider if and how Covid-19 may impact your business under the contract. You may need special conditions in the contract to deal with those impacts. Force Majeure Many contracts include a force majeure clause. This clause allows the parties to escape liability to perform their obligations if an act of God or other event outside the contr

My corona! Executor's duties and coronavirus...

To Sell or Not to Sell? The Impact of Coronavirus on an Executor Administering a Deceased’s Estate Introduction The impact of the coronavirus has seemingly begun to permeate our everyday lives. Not only do we appear to be running out of toilet paper on an unprecedented scale, but we are beginning to feel the effects of disrupted supply chains, travel bans and potential school closures. What may not be readily apparent, however, is that an executor administering a deceased’s estate may also be indirectly impacted by the spread of COVID-19. An Executor’s Duties During a Significant Global Event A general principle exists whereby a year from the date of the deceased’s death is a reasonable time

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