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New Emergency COVID-19 Leasing Laws

By Raynia Theodore, Principal, and Evelyn Marcou, Senior Associate The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 (COVID-19 Bill) has passed through the NSW State Parliament and was assented to on 25 March 2020. The Bill proposes amendments to a number of leasing laws, in particular the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) and the Retail…

Family Law Update | Autumn 2020

27 Mar 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal Coronavirus (COVID-19)  and the Family Court The Family Court is following the advice of the Australian Government to minimise the spread of the virus in the community. If any person has travelled in areas affected by COVID-19 or developed any symptoms of the virus and has a matter before the court,…

Parenting during COVID-19

23 Mar 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal Parenting can be challenging for many reasons. In a situation where parents are separated it can be more difficult than usual and conflicted parents have to attempt to set aside their differences to meet the needs of their children. In this time of uncertainty setting aside differences and minimising conflict is…

Surviving Family Law | Disputes during the COVID-19 pandemic

19 Mar 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal Over the last few days, we have received several updates from the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court on actions taken by those Courts in response to Government recommendations in this COVID-19 pandemic crisis situation. This article provides an overview of the impact COVID-19 is having on the courts, the…