Extended Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme – To run until 15 March 2022

On 15 January 2022, the Minister for Small Business announced an extension to the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme. The extended scheme will now run until 15 March 2022, allowing eligible tenants rent relief until that date from 15 January (which is the date the 2021 Regulations would otherwise have ended). The enabling legislation allows the…

Appointment of Evelyn Marcou as a Principal at MST Lawyers

MST Lawyers is delighted to announce the appointment of Evelyn Marcou as a Principal of the Firm.

The practical effect of the rules on evicting tenants during COVID-19: RFY v ACV (Residential Tenancies)

The case of RFY v ACV (Residential Tenancies) [2021] VCAT 865 concerned an application by a landlord to evict a tenant on the basis of unpaid rent after Regulation 14 of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Transitional Regulations 2021 came into effect.

Reversal of decision in Commissioner of Taxation v Bosanac – over turning the presumption of advancement?

The recent decision of Commissioner of Taxation v Bosanac (No. 7) [2021] FCA 249, whereby the Commissioner commenced proceedings to seek a declaration that the wife held 50% of the property on trust for her husband, without any evidence of intention, has been overturned by the Full Federal Court in Commissioner of Taxation v Bosanac [2021] FCAFC 158.