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Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulations 2020

On 24 April 2020 the NSW government introduced the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 [NSW]1 adopting the Mandatory Code of Conduct (Code) for Retail, Commercial & Industrial Leases. The object of the Regulations are to: (a) prohibit and regulate the exercise of certain rights of lessors relating to the enforcement of certain

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COVID Emergency Measures Act

Novel Way to Amend Other ActsCOVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 The above was introduced to and passed by the NSW Parliament 24 March 2020. Its passing is not surprising. The legislation will implement sundry COVID19 emergency measures to deal with a number of legal situations created by COVID 19. The Act only identifies

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JobKeeper changes

      Extension of the JobKeeper payment The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for

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Business Issues

Issues For Business In Difficult Times A list of issues to think about. Not necessarily apt for all situations, but a base to work from. If you run a business confronting hard issues and, after reading this, have any questions, please feel free to contact us. What is changed in my business? Does the business

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Frustration of Contracts

Force Majeure and Frustration of Contracts due to COVID-19 BACKGROUND The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a significant effect on a number of commercial contracts. In a number of cases, restrictions on gatherings of people and travel have made performance of the contracts difficult, if not impossible. This has raised the issue of whether the

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Issues to Think About if Starting a Business

A list of issues to think about. Not necessarily apt for all situations, but a good base which a few people have now used to ground their thinking. If you are interested in starting up a business and, after reading this, have any questions, please feel free to contact us. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6637479952121978880 Read Issues to Think

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Eakin Mccaffery Cox in Affiliation With Australiance Is Holding a Seminar Evening on Issues for Small Business

On 20 February 2020 Eakin McCaffery Cox in affiliation with Australiance is holding a seminar evening on issues for Small Business. Partners Gregory Ross and Stephen Boatswain will be talking on Protection of Intellectual Property for Small Business and Workplace Issues for Start ups. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6629882276324970496

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Eakin Mccaffery Cox Welcomes Dr Stephen Pallavicini

Eakin McCaffery Cox welcomes Dr Stephen Pallavicini as a partner in our Property Team. With many years’ experience in Sydney commercial law firms and as Senior Legal Counsel Commercial Property Stockland and Lead Lawyer / Senior Property Lawyer Woolworths Group, Stephen has a breadth and depth of knowledge in the commercial property field which is

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Protection of Intellectual Property for Small Businesses

Eakin McCaffery Cox partner Gregory Ross is, in collaboration with Advisers Digest presenting a Webinar on 12 February 2020 “Protection of Intellectual Property for Small Businesses”. Full detail can be found at https://lnkd.in/fs-pNhw https://www.linkedin.com/posts/eakin-mccaffery-cox_join-our-live-webinarwith-guest-presenter-activity-6629870203134148608-yaqJ/

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Protection of Intellectual Property for Small Business

North Shore Wednesday Group 19 June 2019Greg Ross Partner What is the pudding here for? Guest Post: Is Christmas pudding – pudding? What is “Intellectual Property”? Type of property right that covers intangible creations of the human intellect, as opposed to things like land or goods String of different laws and rules mostly limited territorially

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Amb Crackdown on Doctors Providing Alternative Medicine

Eakin McCaffery Cox Partner Greg Ross discusses the Australian Medical Board’s apparent crackdown on doctors providing Alternative Medicine and Therapies. Introduction The Australian Medical Board (AMB) is considering options for “clearer regulation of medical practitioners who provide complementary and unconventional medicine and emerging treatments”, and has issued a Consultation Paper on its proposals and called

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Retail Leasing Reforms

The Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2017 was passed by NSW Parliament on 21 February 2017, amending the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) (“the Act”) and came into effect on 1 July 2017.

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Changes to the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW)

On 1 March 2017 the Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Act 2017 No 2 (NSW) (“amending legislation”) received Royal Assent. These significant amendments to the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) (“Act”) will commence on 1 July 2017. The amending legislation will introduce key reforms which will impact both lessors and lessees of retail premises in New

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