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?

Another lockdown, another rent relief request

Many commercial tenants who have experienced a downturn in their business due to the COVID-19 outbreak have gone through the process of requesting and securing rent relief from their landlords for the relevant period under the emergency measures legislation (being 29 March 2020 to 29 September 2020). Unfortunately, following the false start which preceded the [...]

2020-07-30T23:33:33+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Another lockdown, another rent relief request