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Posted on 11 Nov 2020

COVID-19 Rent Relief Regulations for Commercial Leases & Licences

The COVID-19 Commercial Leases and Licences Regulations have been amended to extend the relevant period for rent relief to 31 December 2020. There are also a number of other significant changes including the following:…

Posted on 5 Oct 2020

“A Firm, Advance Commitment” – Casual employment in a post-WorkPac Australia

Following the decision of WorkPac Pty Ltd V Rossato employers are encouraged to review existing casual employment contracts On 20 May 2020, the Full Court handed down its decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v…

Posted on 5 Oct 2020

Recent HVNL amendments cast a wide net of liability for parties in a “chain of responsibility for a heavy vehicle

Parties to a “Chain of Responsibility” of a heavy-vehicle who breach new safety duties face penalties of up to $300,000 and 5-years imprisonment under the HVNL. The Heavy Vehicle National Law The Heavy Vehicle…

Posted on 24 Aug 2020

Mandatory notifications of COVID-19 cases in workplaces

On 28 July 2020, the Victorian government passed the Occupational Health and Safety (COVID-19 Incident Notification) Regulations 2020 (Vic) (the Regulations). These temporary Regulations came into effect on 28 July 2020 and will remain…

Posted on 28 Jul 2020

Serving clients in COVID-19

Nevetts Lawyers maintain that the health of their staff and our clients (and the community generally) are a priority. In the early weeks, our response to the risks of the virus and in response…

Posted on 27 Jul 2020

Parenting arrangements and COVID-19

It is imperative that parents act in the best interests of their children at all time. However, given these unprecedented times, there may be situations that arise that make compliance with Court Orders, parenting…

Posted on 15 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Legal implications

In these uncertain and unprecedented times, everyone will be impacted not only in the short term but potentially into the medium and long term. Businesses and individuals will face critical periods and will, more…

Posted on 4 Jun 2020

Challenges to a Will by Adult Children

How relevant is the concept of achieving equality between children? It is not uncommon when a person seeks to challenge the provisions of a Will for those responsible for administering the estate, and for…

Posted on 3 Jun 2020

COVID-19 – New Regulations to enable witnessing of legal documents

The Victorian Government has enacted regulations to overcome the problems encountered in signing legal documents during the Coronavirus. Prior to the regulations formal requirements for executing Wills and Powers of Attorney required the client,…

Posted on 2 Jun 2020

Insolvency

Among the many legislative changes introduced as a consequence of COVID-19 and its impact on individuals and businesses new legislation passed by the Federal Parliament has made significant changes to Corporations Law and Bankruptcy…