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COVID-19: Managing Leases 2 – the Code

The National Cabinet met again this week and agreed that States and Territories will to implement a mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code) for commercial leases. The Code reflects the Read More

COVID-19: Managing leases

COVID-19 is profoundly impacting businesses. It’s a daunting time for landlords and tenants alike facing the unprecedented impact on their lease arrangements. Below we set out the current state of play: note it’s a dynamic situat...
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COVID-19: Wills and estate planning

COVID-19 has caused us all to stop and think about a lot of things. One of those things is mortality.

It’s grim, but people will die. And that’s terrifying.

Planning for death is never fun but it’s better ...
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Current legal issues relating to COVID-19

Individuals and businesses will face a range of new legal and practical issues relating to the impact of COVID-19. We’ve collected our guidance on some of these issues below. We will update this page when we post new material.

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COVID-19: Force Majeure

May the force majeure be with you

The COVID-19 pandemic certainly has the world facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. In Australia and around the world, the situation is changing daily. The pandemic has already had a ...
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COVID-19: How to sign documents remotely

Social distancing rules make it difficult and sometimes impossible to sign documents in person. It’s not always an option, but in many cases there is a work around so you can sign documents remotely.

At present, it’s n...
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