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    MST Lawyers – Winners of the MYOB FCA Supplier of the Year Award

    MST Lawyers was honoured and delighted to receive this year’s Supplier of the Year Award at the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards on 10 October 2017. The Award recognises supplier excellence in contributing to the franchising sector and helping franchising clients achieve their goals.

    Safe Harbour For Directors For Insolvent Trading

    Recent amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 have resulted in extra protection for company directors for trading while insolvent. This ‘safe harbour’ for directors from personal liability ultimately enables company restructures outside of a formal insolvency process. This article will set out the situation before this amendment, the relevant changes, the conditions of this change and the benefits it presents.

    This article deals with civil liability as opposed to the criminal liability of directors.

    Summary of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017

    On 14 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 received royal assent and became new law called the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Cth).

    This article summarises key features of the Act.

    UPDATE: Is Your Business To Business Lease Governed By The Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic)?

    After entering into a lease contract for a cold storage facility in 2012, a dispute arose between the tenant and the landlord. The issue was whether or not the lease was considered to be a “retail lease” based on the permitted use. Initially, the facility was found not to be a retail premises. This decision was overturned and then revisited on appeal. We review the decision handed down on appeal and the implications for tenants and landlords.