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Family Business Disputes: Bringing a Derivative Action


Many directors, shareholders and other company officers are often unaware that when a dispute arises between directors and/or shareholders of the same company, they have legal standing to bring a derivative action. Read More.

Media outlets confirmed as ‘publishers’ of Facebook comments


Case study: Media outlets 'publishers' of Facebook comments. The Voller decision has the potential to impact any business that administers a social media page. Read More.

Retail Shop & Commercial Leases Regulation (Fact Sheet)


On 28 May 2020, the Queensland Government introduced the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Regulation). The following fact sheet provides general guidance in navigating the Regulation.  Read More.

Changes to Insolvency Laws Due to COVID-19


On 22 March 2020, the Federal Government announced a range of temporary measures to provide relief to businesses across Australia who are currently, or will shortly, experience extreme pressure due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Read More.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, otherwise known as coronavirus, many temporary visa holders have found themselves stuck as to what to do next in terms of their Australian immigration options. Read More.

COVID-19 Protections for Queensland residential tenants: Issues for landlords


The Queensland Government has announced a range of temporary legislative changes to protect residential tenants during the COVID-19 crisis. These include bans on evictions, extension of leases and capped break lease costs. Read More.

COVID-19: Changes to development approvals


Like most sectors of the economy, developers and the construction industry is not immune from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Major disruption to supply chains and possible difficulty sourcing materials means many development projects may be delayed. Following a number of workers on several construction sites in Australia testing positive for COVID-19, worker shortages or the temporary shutdown of construction sites is also a very real possibility. Read More.

COVID-19 Changes Affecting Temporary Visa Holders


Recently, the Australian government, particularly Prime Minister Scott Morrison and acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge, announced new measures in respect of Australian immigration, particularly with respect to temporary visa holders. Read More.

COVID-19 Effects on Estate Planning


COVID-19 requires many to isolate, quarantine or in the worst case, receive treatment for the virus. Practically, this poses many challenges especially from an estate planning perspective. Our estate planning team has developed a wills self-execution procedure to assist clients currently in self-isolation or quarantine. Our procedure follows strict compliance requirements to ensure the validity of all wills executed from our clients’ home. Read More.

Mandatory Code: Commercial & retail leases


On 7 April 2020, the Prime Minister announced the creation of a mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code) to apply to certain commercial and retail leases during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More.

Miss out on ‘JobKeeper’? Here are some options for Employers


What are the alternative options for employers who don't meet the 'JobKeeper' requirements? Employers may be forced to stand-down or make their staff redundant in order to adjust to the changing climate. Each avenue is governed by strict guidelines. Read More.

Minimising the impact of COVID-19


Ramsden Lawyers has implemented safeguards that align with the official Australian Government COVID-19 Guidelines and has put in place additional measures in order to minimise the potential impact of COVID-19. Read More.