Commercial and Corporate

KCL Law's commercial and corporate lawyers provide strategic, commercially focused advice to clients from a diverse range of industries.

KCL Law is a medium-size, Melbourne law firm offering a full range of legal services across the following key practice areas:

While partnering with clients from all sectors, we have a number of industry focused groups — including Entertainment, Franchise, Insurance, Owners Corporation, Retail, and Transport and Logistics — and a special interest US Practice.

Since 1981, we have delivered our clients — including SMEs, family businesses and high-net-worth individuals — superior value through the diversity, expertise and direct involvement of Principal Lawyers, who continue to provide highly strategic advice and representation.

Latest News

29/10/2020

Construction and Infrastructure case note: VCAT sheds light on whether a failure to pay an adjudicated amount may constitute grounds for disciplinary action by the VBA

Our latest Construction and Infrastructure case note looks at the recent VCAT decision in APM Group (Aust) Pty Ltd v Victorian Building Authority (Review and Regulation) [2020] VCAT 1156 which highlights that while VBA does have the power to take disciplinary action against registered building practitioners for failing to pay an adjudicated amount due under the SOP Act, that power is discretionary and on this instance should not have been exercised.

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01/10/2020

Property update: Amended regulations for commercial and retail leases rent relief — your questions answered

On 29 September 2020, the regulations governing a commercial or retail tenant’s entitlement to rent relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic changed substantially. Our latest Property update looks at the most important elements and key questions relating to the Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020.

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28/9/2020

Property update: New Retail Leases Amendment Act introduces substantial changes for landlords and tenants

The new Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 (the Act) makes substantial changes to the law relating to retail leases in Victoria. Our latest Property update provides a summary of the changes and, more specifically, looks at how the changes impact landlords and tenants in regard to retail leases in Victoria.

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It's business as usual at KCL Law

We wish to assure our valued clients that it is business as usual and that they will continue to receive the same high-quality service.

While our staff may be working remotely, they are readily accessible via email and telephone. All meetings will now be conducted via telephone, teleconference or video conferencing.

KCL Law takes this opportunity to thank you for your understanding in these extraordinary circumstances.