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Holman Webb Announces 10 Promotions Across Sydney and Melbourne Offices
Friday 29 May 2020 posted in Insurance Workplace Relations Holman Webb News

Holman Webb is delighted to announce ten promotions across our Sydney and Melbourne offices. 


Legal Lockdown - Episode 7: Property Markets with Chris Gray
Tuesday 26 May 2020 posted in Property Legal Lockdown COVID-19

SKY NEWS property expert and CEO of Your Empire, Chris Gray, joins Adriana Giometti to share his thoughts on the real estate landscape in light of COVID-19.


Legal Lockdown - Episode 6: Beyond Blue

BEYOND BLUE Workplace Engagement Manager, Michael O'Hanlon, joins Adriana Giometti to discuss both the effect that COVID-19 has had on the Australian workforce, and what Beyond Blue is doing to help.


Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No. 1) 2020

At the beginning of May, the Federal Treasurer issued a determination which modifies the operation of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) with respect to company meetings and the execution of documents by companies.

In order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Australian companies, the Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No. 1) 2020 ('the Determination') came into effect on 6 May 2020, and applies on a temporary basis until 6 November 2020.  


Statutory Demands in the COVID-19 Era
Wednesday 13 May 2020 / by Shane Roberts & Sam Marsh posted in Commercial Recovery & Insolvency COVID-19

Recent legislative changes have been made by the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parts of these changes affect the Australian insolvency regimes, including the rules surrounding the issuing of statutory demands by creditors.

This article discusses the recent changes to statutory demands, and provides a timely recap of the important principles relating to statutory demands in Australia.


Legal Lockdown - Episode 5: COVID-19 and Insurance

In the latest episode of Legal Lockdown, Adriana Giometti speaks with John Van de Poll, Insurance Partner, to discuss Australia’s insurance sector following the COVID-19 Pandemic. 


Legal Lockdown - Episode 4: COVIDSafe App

In EPISODE 4 of Holman Webb's Legal Lockdown series, Chief Marketing and Client Relations Officer Adriana Giometti is joined by Tal Williams, Corporate and Commercial Partner, to discuss the privacy implications of the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe App.


Damages for 'Disappointment and Distress' Available to Consumers for Breaches of Consumer Guarantees for Travel and Recreational Contracts

The High Court has determined that damages for 'disappointment and distress' are available to consumers for a breach of consumer guarantees for travel and recreational contracts, and are not subject to Civil Liability Act restrictions.


What is the Legal Status of Retail and Commercial Leases during COVID-19?

A wide range of articles and government announcements have been published concerning the status of retail and commercial leases in the wake of the government mandated restrictions on trade and business operations that have come about as a response to the evolving COVID-19 crisis.  

Despite this, many tenants, especially commercial tenants who were not subject to the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW), were still uncertain as to what these announcements meant for them.

These uncertainties have now been removed in New South Wales, through the proclamation of the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW), which apply from 24 April 2020 until 24 October 2020.


PPSA and COVID-19: Act Promptly in the Road Ahead!

With financially distressed businesses on the rise, secured parties must ensure that they have registered their security interests on the Personal Property Securities Register within time.  This is crucial in order to avoid losing the security altogether, if the borrower/grantor commences insolvency.


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