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COVID-19 Moratorium for Retail and Commercial Leases

COVID-19 Moratorium for Retail and Commercial Leases

Executive Summary The Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (No 3) (Regulation 3) expired on 28 March 2021, impacting protection offered to tenants of retail and commercial leases throughout COVID-19. This regulation protected tenants of...

National Safe Work Month – WHS Through COVID-19

National Safe Work Month – WHS Through COVID-19

National Safe Work Month – Why is it Important? This October is National Safe Work Month by Safe Work Australia and focuses on the theme of “Work Health and Safety through COVID-19”. The construction industry in particular requires employers to meet the highest...

High Court Clamps Down on Quantum Meruit

High Court Clamps Down on Quantum Meruit

In the building and construction industry, parties that enter into contracts are bound to fulfil the promises that form their agreement. The courts will intervene when a party has not fulfilled their side of a concluded agreement. If for example a principal hires a...

Navigating Construction Sites amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Navigating Construction Sites amid COVID-19 Pandemic

There is no doubt that the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak (COVID-19) has affected countless industries and has severely impacted the economy as a whole. The building and construction industry is no exception. In the midst of current economic uncertainty, it is crucial...