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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…

Posted on 22 May 2020

Industrial Manslaughter Laws

The Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) as the name suggests, contains extensive provisions aimed at ensuring the health and safety of the workplace. On 1 July 2020, amendments to the…

Posted on 21 May 2020

New Coronavirus Regulations for Commercial Leases & Licences

The Victorian Government has published the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020. The Regulations reflect some but not all of the leasing principles in the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of…

Posted on 18 May 2020

Death of a spouse or De Facto partner – Final distribution of property

When married couples or de facto couples separate typically the question of distributing property between them arises. In some cases parties can reach agreement about such distribution but failing agreement parties are likely to…