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COVID RENTAL RELIEF

COVID RENTAL RELIEF

Perhaps not surprisingly, I’ve been deluged recently with enquiries from small business operators and commercial space landlords about rental relief in the time of COVID-19. For those affected, here’s a quick snapshot of what’s on offer. The right to...
THE SHAME GAME

THE SHAME GAME

China has yet again cemented its reputation as the great 21st-century innovator by coming up with a novel new way of convincing its citizens to honour their legal and community responsibilities. In the interests of encouraging wayward debtors to pay their dues,...
A FINE COMMERCIAL LINE

A FINE COMMERCIAL LINE

Last month the Nyst Legal commercial litigation team spent nearly two weeks in the Federal Court in Melbourne, flanked by a phalanx of QC’s, arguing the toss about exactly how far businesses can and can’t go in talking up their product to the customers of...
ANIMAL RIGHTS, OR JUST PLAIN MONKEY BUSINESS?

ANIMAL RIGHTS, OR JUST PLAIN MONKEY BUSINESS?

As a novelist and film-maker, and advisor to a singer-songwriter son heavily involved in the music industry here in Australia as well as internationally, copyright is a subject near and dear to my heart. I’ve learned from bitter experience that the golden rule for any...

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