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COVID-19 NEXUS ALERT #1

30 March 2020 | COVID-19 |

NSW Emergency Measures Legislation – to address the COVID-19 pandemic (focus on retail and residential lease implications): NSW legislation has been brought in to implement emergency measures to address issues arising out of COVID-19. 

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COVID-19 Pandemic – Changes for Office Workers

27 March 2020 | COVID-19 |

News Update - The FWC to decide on changes to Clerk’s Award tomorrow - measures include: (1) Employers can direct employees to take annual leave (2) Employees can agree to a temporary reduction of working hours (3) Employers can have a close down with one week’s notice

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Changes to Insolvency Laws give relief for debts but at what cost?

26 March 2020 | Corporate & Commercial |

On Sunday, 22 March 2020, the Federal Government announced that the Treasurer has been granted temporary powers to make regulatory changes …

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6 Steps to handle construction project delays as a result of COVID-19

25 March 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The impacts of the COVID-19 virus on supply chains, site shutdowns and labour shortages are already deeply affecting the construction sector.  …

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and your employees

24 March 2020 | COVID-19 |

The economy is being impacting by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the government measures to contain the spread. Businesses are all …

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Can a Principal be liable for Wet Weather Season costs?

20 March 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Update: Click here to view this artictle as published in the Australian Construction Law Newsletter 
In the tropics, we get “the wet …

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5 points to consider before filing a development appeal in NSW.

13 March 2020 | Land & Environment Court |

If you are contemplating filing an appeal with the NSW Land and Environment Court, Grant Long has developed a useful infographic …

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5 reasons to incorporate your company in Singapore

10 February 2020 | Corporate & Commercial |

We have recently had queries from clients asking us to assist them with incorporating their companies in Singapore.
For those who are …

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What is a Constructive Dismissal?

11 December 2019 | Employment & Workplace Relations |

The case below demonstrates an employer that ignored the complaints of an employee that they are overworked to its own demise.
Ravi …

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Foreign Beneficiaries in a Discretionary Trust

10 December 2019 | Legal Developments |

Many discretionary trusts have wide pools of potential beneficiaries as to both income and capital of the trust.
Strictly speaking, the very …

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High Court Decision Threatens Booming Class Action Industry

09 December 2019 | Finance Transaction Support |

The Situation
Litigation funding (also known as legal financing or third-party litigation funding) has been a major driver of Australian class actions. …

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Does a self-representing solicitor have a fool for a client?

06 December 2019 | Dispute Resolution |

Since 1885 solicitors who represent themselves in Court have been able to recover professional costs for their time acting for themselves, …

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Nexus Lawyers Strengthen S18F Defence Precedent for Home Builders in NSW

04 December 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Good News for Builders – the Section 18F defence has been expanded
In the Supreme Court case of Strata Plan 83572 v …

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Domestic Violence and the Workplace

02 December 2019 | Employment & Workplace Relations |

Would you dismiss an employee for a single over-the-top reaction if you knew they had been a victim of domestic violence?
A …

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SOPA Over The Holidays

27 November 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The present you don’t want to get – Dealing with SOPA payment claims over the holidays.
Unfortunately, the Christmas break poses as …

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