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Its been exactly two month's since SPM Law began our work from home adventures and we are delighted to report that all is running smoothly. With restrictions starting to lift we are looking to the future and planning our return to the office.  If you are interested in what that will look like please see more details in article below.

The big news of the week has been the QLD Government Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grants -  these will be "granted" on a first in first serve basis and as of this morning at 8am 60% had been applied for. APPLY TODAY!!  Further details are supplied in this newsletter. 

A reminder that even though most of the team are working from home our contact details haven't changed.  We encourage you to continue to call us through reception 5440 4800 where we will connect you with your solicitor.  We are still here to help.

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COVID -19 Lease Legislation Summary COVID -19 Lease Legislation Summary

RETAIL SHOP LEASES AND OTHER COMMERCIAL LEASES (COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE) REGULATION 2020 (QLD)2020 - SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION Initial Comments On 28 May 2020, the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Qld) (“the Regulation”) was introduced into Queensland law. Taking a few weeks longer than anticipated, the Regulation went beyond what was expected, or at least what was noted by the Mandatory Code of Conduct. The Regulation has a very tenant favoured basis, and grants some significant powers, even going as far to provide avenues for landlords and tenants to be ordered to pay compensation by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“QCAT”) if their conduct during the COVID-19 pandemic in negotiating rent is deemed unconscionable or is not in good faith. READ MORE
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APPLY TODAY!– QLD Government Small Business COVID -19 Adaption Grants APPLY TODAY!– QLD Government Small Business COVID -19 Adaption Grants

The recently announced QLD government initiative of providing grants of up to $10,000 to small to medium businesses is very welcome.  I urge any of you who are eligible to apply and act today.  The grants will be processed on a first come first serve basis and as of Friday 22 May 8am, 5947 grants had been applied for already utilising 60% of the $100 million package! READ MORE
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The Plan to Return
The Plan to Return

The plan to return to the office has begun - what will SPM Law look like?
   
Supporting Local Business
Supporting Local Business
Supporting Local Business

Its been really hard to see so many of our local businesses in Noosa and Cooroy be negatively affected by the pandemic.  Now is the time for those tha…

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