Tag Archives: property and projects

Hall & Wilcox boosts property practice with new appointment

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox has boosted its property transactions practice and its government and public sector capability with Jane Baddeley joining the Property and projects team as a partner in the firm’s Melbourne office.

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The growing trend of lease re-negotiation

Last week, it was reported that Myer has engaged leading insolvency specialist Mark Korda of KordaMentha to help its chairman negotiate with landlords.

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Hall & Wilcox bolsters planning and public sector strength with new partner

Leading independent business law firm, Hall & Wilcox, has added public sector and property expertise with Rory O’Connor joining the Property and projects team as a partner in the firm’s Melbourne office.

Rory was previously at Norton Rose Fulbright and specialises in planning and environmental law.

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Will you be caught within the expanding cover of the Retail Leases Act?

The recent decision by the Supreme Court of Victoria in CB Cold Storage Pty Ltd v IMCC Group (Australia) Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 23 endorses a wider interpretation of what is considered a ‘retail premise’ for the purposes of the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (RLA). As a result of this decision, it is clear that the ‘ultimate consumer’ test could be satisfied by either commercial or private consumers and that most service businesses will be found to be involved in the ‘retail provision of services’ and subject to the RLA. As a consequence, leases which have previously been considered to fall outside the scope of the tenant friendly RLA provisions may, in fact, be regulated by its provisions, without landlords or tenants realising.

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