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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.


Legal Lockdown - Episode 3: Personal Injury Claims

In EPISODE 3 of Holman Webb's Legal Lockdown series, we speak with Dawn Piebenga, one of Australia’s leading occupational therapists and medico-legal expert about COVID-19’s impact on Personal Injury claims and performing virtual assessments.


Holman Webb Recognised in Best Lawyers Australia 2021
Friday 24 April 2020 posted in Best Lawyers

Holman Webb is pleased to announce that five of our lawyers have been recognised in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers Australia.


Working From Home: Employer Obligations During COVID-19
Thursday 23 April 2020 / by Grace Gunn, Jacob Daly and Ellie Jongma posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial Workplace Relations COVID-19 Workplace Relations Working From Home

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many (if not most) employers have directed their employees to work from home.  With this in mind, it is crucial for employers to understand that their overriding obligation to provide employees with a safe workplace has not changed.


Legal Lockdown - Episode 2: Commercial and Residential Tenancies

In EPISODE 2 of Holman Webb's Legal Lockdown series, Chief Marketing and Corporate Relations Officer Adriana Giometti is joined by Tal Williams, Partner within the firm's Business, Corporate and Commercial team, to discuss a range of issues currently facing both commercial and residential tenants.


Drone (UAV) Laws: Focused on Safety or Keeping Australia Back?
Friday 17 April 2020 / by Tal Williams posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial COVID-19

Whilst 2002 saw Australia become the first country to introduce legislation relating to civilian drone use, current strict drone regulations have caused commercial drone operations in Australia to lag behind those in other parts of the world.


Legal Lockdown - Episode 1: JobKeeper Scheme
Thursday 16 April 2020 / by Holman Webb posted in Workplace Relations COVID-19 Legal Lockdown

Holman Webb is excited to announce the launch of ‘Legal Lockdown’ - our new video series aimed at helping Australian businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


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