How confident are you that your existing or contemplated contracts will be enforceable in light of unexpected events such as the COVID-19 pandemic? This article is a timely deep dive into the history and development of the common law precedents guiding interpretation and enforceability of force majeure clauses.
In this article we: ➲ Provide a warning about what could go wrong! ➲ Strongly recommend practical alternatives such as “Will through a window!” if witnesses can witness in a COVID-Safe manner, and ➲ Broadly outline the current Australian legislative response temporarily enabling remote AVL witnessing in some jurisdictions.
From China's lockdown of the city of Wuhan ([ 1 ]) to U.S. restrictions on travelers from Europe ([ 2 ]) to border closures across a widening range of countries ([ 3 ]), governments are increasingly seeking to limit freedom of movement in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These travel restrictions have slowed, but not halted, the spread of the pandemic (“The effect of travel restrictions on the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,” M. Chinazzi et al. , Research Articles, published online 6 March, p. eaba9757). However, the necessity and benefits of this public health response are outweighed by its violation of international law. Under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), binding on all World Health Organization (WHO) member states, health measures “shall not be more restrictive of international traffic and not more invasive or intrusive to persons than reasonably available alternatives” [([ 4 ]), art. 43]. Given the effectiveness of community-based public health measures such as social distancing ([ 5 ]) and contact tracing ([ 6 ]), the necessity of travel bans must be weighed against less restrictive a
During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, most of the Australian States and one Territory closed their borders to people from other States. The two states with the highest number of cases, NSW and Victoria, did not close their borders. The ACT also did not close its border.
Proposed New Section 137B Keeping of animals (1) A by-law has no force or effect to the extent that it purports to unreasonably prohibit the keeping of an animal on a lot.
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➲ Rent Relief Documentation [4 SMSF Landlords] to document the request from the lessor for rental relief [5 different options are available to suit the circumstances] the consideration of the trustees in relation to the rental relief, and the trustee resolution to grant the relief. An explanatory memorandum is also included.
➲ Early Access to Self-Managed Super Fund as a result of COVID-19 [compatible with any Super Fund Trust Deed as long as the Deed provides for the early release of funds on compassionate grounds] ➲ Application Process: To apply for the early release of their superannuation benefits, whether as a member of an SMSF or a Public Offer Fund, the member is first required to complete an application to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) through their myGov account, and wait to obtain the ATO Determination.
In challenging times: we work together 🤝. These are challenging times for many. Apart from the clear health impacts of the current situation, many have now lost employment and are facing financial hardship. The purpose of this page is to provide information for individuals who have been affected by COVID-19.
To shape a new collective narrative, we must let go of our old stories first. The stories we tell ? each other, the world, ourselves ? are powerful.
Now is the time for major corporations to make good on their commitments.
As we live through unprecedented times it is easy to get caught up in the endless messages of doom and gloom covered within the media, plastered across our social channels and seen with our own two eyes as we look out of our windows onto the deserted streets below.
How the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is unfolding, what we can expect in the days ahead and what governments must do now to contain the spread
Justices of the Peace are still serving the NSW community, however services are changing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of scheduled JP services are no longer operational. This may include services at your local council, court, library, chemist, post office or police station. If you need Justice of the Peace services, please call ahead to the JP or scheduled JP service desk before you visit. Please contact JPs at a reasonable time (between 8am and 6pm) and ask the JP when and where they are available. You can still find a JP using the online JP Public Register or the scheduled services list on the Justice of the Peace websiteopens in new window. It is not unreasonable for JPs to refuse to provide their services if their health is at-risk or they are unwell.
The justice system is reacting quickly to the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the outbreak has little effect on the legal profession and their clients, including new processes to courts and innovative working practices. To avoid confusion, Lawyers Weekly has compiled the updates, information and commentary in one place – as they happen.
Support for solicitors. It takes courage to acknowledge that you are experiencing difficulties with your mental wellbeing and need support. The Law Society is here to support you by providing different routes by which you can access psychological support, both in the immediate term and ongoing.
The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a large rise in the number of people making or updating their wills, said Emily Deane, technical counsel at Step. We are hopeful that the Ministry of Justice will implement temporary legislative measures to faci...
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As the coronavirus pandemic spreads and courts around the world are closing, this website is designed to help the global community of justice workers - judges, lawyers, court officials, litigants, court technologists - to share their experiences of 'remote' alternatives to traditional court hearings.
On 31 December 2019, WHO was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. WHO is closely monitoring this event and is in active communication with counterparts in China. In line with standard protocols for any public health event, an incident management system has been activated across the three levels of WHO.
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Here you'll find expert, curated news, business updates and research materials to keep you on top of the current pandemic crisis. This dedicated site will provide insights on legal and emerging legislative issues, answer your questions on business continuity and much more.All resources in this site are free to access.
Law Society and Ministry of Justice discuss probate legislation to address current distancing issues.
To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation's displaced learners.
Answer a few simple questions and this site will point you to emergency resources that could save you money and time.
As social distancing rules have tightened, the Australian government has launched a coronavirus information app and WhatsApp chat feature, and made telehealth services available country-wide.
French expert says second study shows malaria drug helps fight coronavirus
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