Please note that our new address is now Level 3, 545 Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley.

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MST Office Relocation

5 Jul 2022

After almost 20 years of calling 315 Ferntree Gully Rd home, MST Lawyers is preparing to relocate to a new home. As of Monday July 11, 2022 we will be located just 1km away at Level 3, 545 Blackburn Rd, Mount Waverley. It has been a hive of activity at our office in recent weeks…

Why so serious? Requirement of serious harm in defamation

Recent Australian developments in the law of defamation have imposed increased evidentiary burdens on plaintiffs. Does this mean it is harder for plaintiffs to make a claim for defamation? Or is it now also easier for publishers of defamatory material to get away with it? This article addresses the changes and considers the implications for those wanting to bring a defamation claim.

Purpose over prescription? The Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Rental Leases Act in Krajcar v Eastern Central Real Estate

The Supreme Court recently allowed a method of rent review which assessed the total value of a subdivided property and then split that amount between the multiple lot owners. While this appeared to sit outside the bases for rent review allowed by legislation, the Court found that it was permissible.

A review into the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 (WA) is underway

The Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 (WA) (the CT Act) is currently subject to review in accordance with section 31, which requires a review of the operation and effectiveness of the legislation to be carried out every five years.