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New changes for Landlords and Tenants: Updates to Residential Tenancies Law

Last week, changes were made to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 & Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019. The changes aim to improve tenants’ renting experience while ensuring landlords can effectively manage their properties. Some of the amendments include reducing disputes over repairs and maintenance, increasing protection and certainty for tenants, and clarifying the rights and obligations […]

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COVID-19 Legal Update 30 March 2020

The Australian Government has recently implemented changes to legislation in response to COVID-19 and to help the economy withstand and recover from the economic impact of Coronavirus. While the new restrictions affect our day-to-day lives, the available relief attempts to alleviate strain caused to businesses and individuals. New social distancing laws On Sunday 29 March, Prime […]

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COVID-19: Implications for Employers

As COVID-19 continues to expand across Australia, businesses must comply with national and state directions to implement control measures and minimise the spread. We have received a spike of employment and safety questions from our clients including whether leave and flexible work policies are adequate, what is the best protocol for employees during this time, […]

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How does COVID-19 impact you as an employee

Many of our clients may be facing changes to their regular working arrangements surrounding COVID-19, so we have compiled some helpful information about your employment rights and responsibilities while navigating these uncertain times. Quarantine As of 15 March 2020, if you have been overseas, you are required to undertake 14 days quarantine before returning to […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Wills and Estates

Why Estate Planning is “Essential”

As a firm, we are mindful of how we can help you during these uncertain times. We have implemented protocols so that we are able to continue to work and serve our clients, especially where estate planning is concerned. We caution clients to proactively prepare for the worst, and often that preparation comes too late. […]

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The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020

On Tuesday night, the NSW Government passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 which aims to combat the spread of COVID-19 and boost community safety. Attorney General Mark Speakman stated the Government is acting swiftly to ensure the State is as prepared as possible to respond to the COVID-19 threat and that these […]

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5 Tips for Business Continuity

As business owners, our key concern is keeping our businesses afloat during uncertainty. Enduring the tough times sets up the businesses that survive to be more resilient in the future. Downturns can be scary in the moment, usually because there is no plan in place for your business and the world around you appears to […]

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How does COVID-19 impact Parenting Orders

It seems that everyone is feeling the impact of COVID-19 as it continues to affect our personal and professional lives. Changes to the family law system mean that many listings have been adjourned, or postponed. The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court are providing regular updates on the rapidly evolving situation and […]

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the health and wellbeing of our people and our clients comes first. We are taking the necessary steps to protect our team, maintain legal services to our clients, and minimise disruption to our business. In order to preserve a safe workplace and help us adapt to the rapidly […]

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From Left to Right: Dannielle Ford, Alice Byrnes and Kirsty Evans pictured at The Sonic, 33-35 Sale Street, Orange The established Orange law practice, Cheney Suthers Lawyers, will be under new ownership today as local solicitors, Dannielle Ford, Alice Byrnes and Kirsty Evans take the reins. Outgoing principals, Tony Cheney and Aaron Suthers, will continue […]


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