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Notice to our clients in regard to Coronavirus


SPM Law offices are open with the appropriate safety measures in place. This includes no face to face meetings except for essential signing of documents. Please call our office on 5440 4800 before attendance.

The health and wellbeing of our team, clients and community at large is our priority and we will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the advice of our Government bodies.

In the event that we are required to close will are still able to work online to ensure the continuity of service, in fact some of our team are already working remotely. We will be able to conduct meetings and take instructions by phone or skype.

We will continue to provide updates as changes are made.


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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.

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