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Amendments to the Law during Covid-19: Lease Edition

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Covid-19 has had an impact on almost every aspect of health,  economy and society at large. As such, the law cannot continue as it were in ordinary times as we are facing an ongoing crisis that is estimated to endure for at least six months. The Covid-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (“the Act”) […]

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COVID-19, Force Majeure and Doctrine of Frustration ?

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Force majeure is a French term that literally translates to “superior force”. It is a civil law concept that has no meaning under common law such as Australia. Force majeure clauses are inserted into contracts to relieve a party of liability for its inability to discharge its contractual obligations due to circumstances beyond that party’s […]