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Telstra$50Million

Telstra’s $50 million mistake 

Telstra was penalised $50 million for unconscionable conduct spanning over the past 2 years and 7 months.    What is unconscionable conduct?  There is no precise legal definition, but it generally means conduct that is harsh, unfair or...
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Boosting Female Founders Initiative

Access to capital is crucial to any small business’ growth trajectory.   The Boosting Female Founders Initiative, started in 2020, is designed to support female entrepreneurs by providing access to early-stage capital in...
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4 Year Reflection

On 1 February 2017, I started Legalite with one key mission in mind – to simplify legal services. I was frustrated with the ‘old’ way of doing things and was...
COVID Rent Relief Extension

Rent Relief Extended in Victoria

On Friday, the rent relief regulations (COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (“Regulations”) were amended and extended until 31 December 2020.  Who is eligible?   Tenants...
Back in Motion

Back in Motion – Revisiting Unfair Contract Terms and Restraints of Trade

On 21 September 2020, the ACCC accepted a court-enforceable undertaking by franchisor Back In Motion Physiotherapy to remove some unfair restraint of trade terms from its franchise agreements. As there...
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Retail Leases Amendment Bill – What does this mean for your lease?

On 15 September 2020, the Victorian Government passed new legislation amending the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic). This will impact all retail leases in Victoria. The amendments relate to essential...
How SMEs can manage rent

How SMEs Can Manage Rent During COVID-19

Introduction With the new Leasing Code of Conduct coming into effect last week, many retail and commercial tenants across the country have a chance to breathe a long-awaited sigh of...
How a supermarket meltdown taught me the importance of wellbeing in isolation

How a Supermarket Meltdown Taught Me the Importance of Wellbeing in Isolation

Written by Lauren Kelindeman Introduction Everything we know has changed, from our daily routines, workplaces and home lives. Our work and home lives seem to have blurred together, and boundaries...
COVIDSafe

Can you force customers and staff to download the COVIDSafe App?

With the ability to “trace” COVID-19 transmission that is offered by the COVIDSafe app, some businesses are going so far as to call for a policy of ‘No COVIDSafe, No...
hospitality guidelines

A Snapshot of the Victorian Government Hospitality Guidelines

On 26 May, the Victorian government released its ‘Hospitality Industry Guidelines for Coronavirus’. The guidelines contain many requirements for hospitality venues that are re-opening for dine-in patrons and are a...
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