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Update – New South Wales – COVID-19 – Retail and other commercial leases regulation

Written by Jodie Masson on July 6, 2020

The Retail And Other Commercial Leases COVID-19 Regulation 2020 (NSW) (NSW Regulations) were amended on 3 July 2020 to clarify that:

  • a tenant is required to give a landlord evidence to prove its status as an “impacted lessee”; and
  • certain parts of the legislation are only meant to govern leases with “impacted lessees” (and not other leases).

These amendments remove some of the ambiguities that we referred to in our April update but unfortunately the government has still chosen to not be prescriptive on the exact nature of the “evidence” or timing requirements. Many landlords and tenants are acting cooperatively and collaboratively and have already finalised and documented rent relief deals despite the lack of guidance within the NSW Regulations, but we expect that the lack of prescriptive requirements on documents and timing will continue to cause landlords and tenants some difficulties as they try to deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 18, 2024

Legal 500 (Asia Pacific) Guide 2023

Sincere thanks to our wonderful clients and hard-working team for supporting our inclusion in the Legal 500 (Asia Pacific) Guide as a leading firm in Real Estate for 2023

The Legal 500 has been analysing law firm capabilities across the world for more than 3 decades in over 150 jurisdictions. Their research is based on: “feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.”https://www.legal500.com/about-us/

February 10, 2023

"Excellence Awardee" - Boutique Firm of the Year - 2022 Australasian Law Awards

We are delighted that Massons has been selected as an “Excellence Awardee” in the category of “Boutique Firm of the Year” at the 2022 Australasian Law Awards.

Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who have supported our nomination in this category, and to our amazing lawyers and support staff for making this possible!

Wishing all the other Awardees the best of luck and looking forward to the Gala Dinner.  A night out with our team is always cause for celebration – win, lose or draw!!

March 23, 2022

Doyle's Guide 2022

We are excited about our inclusion in Doyle’s Guide for 2022 for NSW in the following categories:

Massons – Leading Property & Real Estate Law Firms
Jodie Masson – Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers and Leading Leasing Lawyers
Leisha de Aboitiz – Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers and Leading Leasing Lawyers
Ben Malone – Property & Real Estate Law Rising Stars

Thank you to all of our peers and wonderful clients who have helped to achieve this recognition.

March 14, 2022

"Rising Stars" Australasian Lawyer 2022

February 28, 2022

Appointment as Senior Associate

We are excited to announce the appointment of Alex Ho as a Senior Associate at Massons.  Alex started with us as a paralegal and has achieved this milestone in record time due to his hard work, his ability to develop and sustain fantastic relationships with clients, his engagement in constantly seeking to improve himself and others in equal measure, and his absolutely infectious enthusiasm.  We couldn’t be prouder!  Congratulations Alex!

January 5, 2022

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