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The Coronavirus (COVID-19): How the Pandemic may affect contracting and businesses

Nicole Flory, Lawyer MST Lawyers, Evelyn Marcou, Senior Associate, MST Lawyers and  Philip Colman Principal, MST Lawyers, Raynia Theodore, Principal, MST Lawyers Introduction On 11 March 2020, in an unprecedented move, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, governments, businesses and other organisations alike are…

Court supports step-in rights as registerable security interests under PPSA

By Benjamin Caddaye, Law Clerk and Alicia Hill, Principal, MST Lawyers The Supreme Court of Western Australian decision in Bluewaters Power 1 Pty Ltd v Griffin Coal Mining Company Pty Ltd [2019] WASC 438 provides the first guidance from an Australian Court as to whether contractual step-in rights are considered a registerable security interest under…

No Representations as to Capacity Implied Into Contractual Terms

By Benjamin Caddaye, Law Clerk and Alicia Hill, Principal, MST Lawyers This month’s article reports on the New South Wales District Court decision in Lee v Passiontree Velvet Pty Ltd & Ors [2019] NSWDC 710. This decision concerned a franchisee that had entered into two agreements with the franchisor for repayment of his franchise fee…

Agents Beware: New Rental Laws Regarding Pets

New rental laws regarding pets By: Mark Skermer, Principal MST Lawyers As most real estate agents know, the landscape in Victoria in relation to having a pet at a rental property is about to undergo real change. As and from 2 March 2020, it will become easier for a tenant (or a proposed tenant) of…