As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, it’s time to look at the road back to the workplace

2020-06-11T11:56:46+10:00

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease across Australia and the first hints of a return to a somewhat-normal life begin to appear, many businesses are preparing to transition their staff back to the workplace. However, even in this new re-opening phase of the pandemic, limitations still exist which create logistical issues for businesses, meaning it [...]

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, it’s time to look at the road back to the workplace2020-06-11T11:56:46+10:00

Commercial leases during the COVID-19 crisis

2020-04-22T11:27:17+10:00

Along with labour, rent is generally the biggest cost item for any business. As millions of Australian workers have been stood down or terminated because of a reduction in trade due to coronavirus, extreme pressure is also being applied to affected businesses to meet their rental payments. After several weeks of vigorous debate over the [...]

Commercial leases during the COVID-19 crisis2020-04-22T11:27:17+10:00

The impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Obligations

2020-04-22T11:48:19+10:00

The changes to our lives and society as a result of COVID-19 have been seismic and swift. Widespread industry shutdowns and strict social distancing laws have wreaked havoc on business relationships. Parties across the supply chain have needed to adjust their day-to-day operations and re-assess the applicability of current contractual obligations. With trade devastated across [...]

The impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Obligations2020-04-22T11:48:19+10:00

Employee and employer rights during the COVID-19 Crisis

2020-04-07T12:12:37+10:00

There have been brawls over toilet paper in our supermarkets. There have been crowds of people thumbing their noses at public health directives on our beaches. But the COVID-19 award for most difficult viewing surely belongs to the extraordinary welfare queues snaking around Centrelink buildings across the country. Experts predict that up to 1 million [...]

Employee and employer rights during the COVID-19 Crisis2020-04-07T12:12:37+10:00

COVID-19 Court Updates

2020-03-30T14:41:04+11:00

In light of COVID-19, the Courts have made significant operational changes to reduce the risk of the spread of Coronavirus and continue vital proceedings in a safe environment. To make it easier to stay on top of all the changes and any impact they may have on your legal proceedings, Tonkin Drysdale Partners has collated [...]

COVID-19 Court Updates2020-03-30T14:41:04+11:00

Courts use technology to continue during coronavirus pandemic

2020-03-27T14:11:44+11:00

There is perhaps no more essential principle to Australian society than free and open justice. And that’s why, despite thousands of businesses and services being sacrificed to help stop the spread of Coronavirus, our Court systems remain operational. However, not even justice is immune from the virus’s impact and radical changes have swept through the [...]

Courts use technology to continue during coronavirus pandemic2020-03-27T14:11:44+11:00

Adapted work practices in light of COVID-19

2020-03-26T12:45:49+11:00

This is an incredibly difficult time for our community, our country and our world. These are certainly unpredictable and frightening times, but we understand the need for trusted legal advice does not cease even during a pandemic. Tonkin Drysdale Partners can assure our clients and community that we have adapted our work practices to continue [...]

Adapted work practices in light of COVID-192020-03-26T12:45:49+11:00

To share or not to share? Social media and Family Law.

2020-03-13T12:43:24+11:00

We live in an age where it’s common to turn to social media for a multitude of reasons - to vent about a problem, to show off holiday photos, to ask for advice or recommendations, or even to share what we are eating for breakfast. Going through a separation can be an extremely difficult time [...]

To share or not to share? Social media and Family Law.2020-03-13T12:43:24+11:00

Changes to employer obligations regarding annual salaries

2020-03-13T12:37:35+11:00

On 1 March 2020 the law regarding annualised salary provisions under numerous Modern Awards changed, bringing a host of additional compliance measures for employers. The changes come at an interesting time with employee wages already a hot topic in the media due to several recent high-profile underpayment cases. The spotlight is certainly on employers and [...]

Changes to employer obligations regarding annual salaries2020-03-13T12:37:35+11:00

Tonkin Drysdale Partners’ lawyer leads Australia to victory at Cricket World Cup

2020-01-29T15:03:54+11:00

Less than a week after leading Australia to glory at the 7th Lawyers Cricket World Cup, talented batsman Dominic Tonkin is back representing clients with Peninsula-based law firm, Tonkin Drysdale Partners. It’s a far cry from slogging cricket balls all over the ground in Hamilton, New Zealand, where Dominic wielded the willow for the green [...]

Tonkin Drysdale Partners’ lawyer leads Australia to victory at Cricket World Cup2020-01-29T15:03:54+11:00