Resources

Here you will find useful commentary, website links and tips to help you through this current environment. This resource is added to daily.

A hotline for clients to contact us and be directed to the best person or people to help talk through the challenges you may be facing, has been set up. The number is (02) 8281 7980.

  • Debt Recovery & Insolvency

    The Federal Government has increased threshold limits and time frames for debt recovery matters over the next six months to assist individuals and businesses who find themselves in financial distress.

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  • Witnessing documents during COVID-19

    The Government recently passed the Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 which permits the witnessing of signing documents electronically, through the use of audio visual link.

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  • Leasing

    The ability to continue to meet commercial contractual obligations is going to become increasingly difficult and this is going to have an impact on both tenants and their landlords.

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  • FIRB: Property, Securities & Acquisitions

    The Federal Treasurer has introduced temporary changes to Australia’s foreign investment review framework, which will remain in place during the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Building & Construction

    COVID-19 has created a lot of uncertainty in the building & construction industry, including in relation to supply Interruptions, concerns and possible flow on costs.

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  • COVID 19 & the Land and Environment Court of NSW

    In light of current circumstances, the Land and Environment Court of NSW has been adapting daily to try and assist with minimising the spread of COVID-19.

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  • The new HomeBuilder scheme

    Under the HomeBuilder scheme, eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) will be able to access a tax-free grant of $25,000 to build a new home, or substantially renovate their current home.

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  • Providing a COVID-safe environment

    We’re aligning all aspects of our Sydney office workplace to the practical and well thought out Safe Work Australia guidelines. These cover everything from building access to sanitisers to social distancing.

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  • Premium claims in the climate of covid-19

    With this rise in demand and increase in competition, there seem to be more businesses trying to get a competitive advantage by making false, misleading or deceptive premium claims to promote the alleged benefits of their products and taking advantage of consumer desperation.

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  • Presumption of Injury for prescribed workers contracting COVID-19

    This bulletin relates to amendments to the Workers Compensation Act 1987 that have been made in order to provide that there will be a presumption of injury in favour of a worker in prescribed employment who contracts COVID-19.

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  • NSW Land Registry Services

    While most aspects of the property industry facilitate the use of electronic signatures and digital documents to complete a transaction, NSW Land Registry Services (LRS) appears to be slower in making this transition.

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  • Employment & IR

    In these difficult times, employers have to carefully manage employment and IR obligations, along with work health and safety duties.

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