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Cracking the code on your security deposit.

Commercial leases typically include provisions that require the tenant to provide security to secure the performance of its obligations. Typically, a tenant may be required to provide security in the form of: a cash security deposit; a bank guarantee; or...

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Cutting the cord: terminating indefinite contracts.

An indefinite contract establishes an ongoing contractual relationship. Typical examples include contracts that: automatically renew, do not specify an expiry date, or do not specify express termination rights. This bulletin explores...

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Not quite a kick in the teeth for trade mark owners.

On 29 April 2020, the High Court of Justice in England handed down its judgement in Sky v SkyKick, primarily regarding broad trade mark specifications and bad faith trade mark applications. The judgement followed much-anticipated guidance...

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Hand sanitisers excluded from TGA regulation.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has excluded certain hand sanitisers from regulatory requirements to help urgently meet the surge in demand during the pandemic. In Australia, hand sanitisers are regulated...

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Policy guidance on the Victorian Government’s relief scheme.

In our previous blog, we discussed the guidance provided by the Victorian Small Business Commissioner regarding the type of information a landlord can request pursuant to the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act...

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COVID-19: Western Australia implements its own regulations to protect commercial tenants.

On 29 May 2020, Western Australia released the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Regulations 2020 (Regulations). The Regulations, alongside the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 (Act)...

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