2021 Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme

The 2021 Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme (the 2021 Scheme) has been reintroduced to help small to medium-sized businesses who were in an eligible lease as at 28 July 2021, have an annual turnover of less than $50 million, and have suffered a loss in turnover of more than 30% during the pandemic.  It is [...]

2021-09-21T02:52:50+00:00September 21st, 2021|Business Advice, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on 2021 Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme

Changes to Defamation Laws to take effect from 1 July 2021

From 1 July, the defamation regimes in Victoria, NSW and South Australia are set to change (with other states likely to follow thereafter). What’s changing? The changes are directed at better balancing the need to protect an individual’s reputation with ensuring freedom of expression and distribution of information which is clearly in the public interest. [...]

2021-06-16T05:38:00+00:00June 16th, 2021|Business Advice, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Changes to Defamation Laws to take effect from 1 July 2021

The importance of Shareholders’ Agreements

Many of our clients are immensely passionate about their business, have invested their life’s savings and have years of experience within their respective industries. Frequently, their business relationships with various stakeholders evolve as they form crucial business partnerships or joint ventures with complementary businesses. When parties come together in such instances, we usually insist that [...]

2021-05-05T01:07:19+00:00May 4th, 2021|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on The importance of Shareholders’ Agreements

Shareholders Agreements: Have we forgotten what ours actually says?

Shareholders Agreements have a multitude of uses: decoration for the bottom drawer of the filing cabinet, use as scribble paper on the unprinted side, computer screen riser wedged in between two reams of copy paper… oh and regulating the affairs and interactions as between shareholders and management of a company. Unfortunately, the last use is [...]

2020-08-18T04:10:19+00:00August 17th, 2020|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Shareholders Agreements: Have we forgotten what ours actually says?
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