Contractual obligations in the wake of COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) presents numerous challenges for individuals and businesses, amongst them, the legal rights and responsibilities under existing contracts during a pandemic such as this. Parties to a contract that are facing difficulties in meeting their...

Changes to commercial tenancies under COVID-19

The National Cabinet overseeing, inter alia, the regulation of commercial tenancies, has introduced a mandatory code guiding rent relief to tenants in line with the hibernation strategy.  The aim is to see businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic period and provide a...

De facto relationships and Will contests

All jurisdictions in Australia provide statutory rights for eligible persons to contest an unfair Will if they can show that they have been left without adequate provision by the testator. In Victoria, from 1 January 2015, an eligible person includes: a spouse or...