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COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (NSW) (Act) received assent on 25 March 2020, giving the NSW Government the…

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Apocalypse 2020 – Key themes for liability insurers

The covid-19 pandemic will no doubt have a lasting effect on liability insurers and we expect will effectively encourage the…

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Smart buildings and the legal risks associated with new technologies

‘Smart buildings’ is a term increasingly used within property circles. Projections show that the smart building market is likely to…

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Super Alert – 26 March 2020

The highlights of this week’s Super Alert include the new Coronavirus-related legislation for the early release of superannuation and changes…

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Coronavirus and commercial contracts – No force majeure clause? Can the doctrine of “Frustration” assist?

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, more and more parties are finding themselves in a position where they…

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Stand down provisions and the COVID-19 outbreak: What rights do employers affected by COVID-19 have to stand down employees?

The outbreak of COVID-19 presents a unique and unprecedented challenge to Australian employers. While some employers are facing significant financial…

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