Commercial tenancy rent relief alert – Strict compliance and proportionality

By Ryan Attard, Law Clerk, and Alicia Hill, Principal, MST Lawyers The ‘Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme’ (the Scheme) was extended to operate until 31 December 2020. Originally set to expire on 28 September, the extension includes various amendments. An overview is provided in our previous article on the subject. We draw attention in this…

Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme Extended

On 1 October 2018, the Fair Work Commission, as part of its 4-year modern award review, made a decision to amend evening, Saturday and Sunday penalty rates. This article explains these amendments.

Responsible Lending Obligations to be Wound Back

The Federal Government’s has recently announced a plan to wind back responsible lending obligations on lenders to boost Australia’s economic recovery. This article explains the key changes and how this proposed streamlining will change the current regulatory landscape.

What to do if you settle a court action and the other party defaults?

Recently, the Supreme Court of Victoria heard the case of Australian Xinyangfeng Fertilizer Pty Ltd v Freshwater [2020] VSC 450 which provides an example of one of the mechanisms available to parties when another party defaults on a settlement agreement to hold the defaulting party to the bargain struck. The re-opening of the old case fast-tracked enforcement of the original agreement, saving time and the cost of initiating new proceedings.