Article on the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 and update on RFC v Verraty appeal

September 1, 2020


The Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 remains before the Upper House and on the list for debate. To the best of my knowledge, the Bill has not yet been passed.

For those who are following this area of law, the Law Institute Journal has published an excellent article by Paul Snow and Nicholas D’Arcy that summarises the changes expected by the Bill (sorry for omitting your name earlier Nick!). The article is available here. Go to pp 60-61 of the .pdf to find the article. Thanks to Alan Wein for passing this to me.

Also, some of you might remember the decision in Richmond Football Club Ltd v Verraty Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 597, discussed in an earlier post here, in which Croft J held that a lease could not ‘jump out’ of the RLA 2003 during its term. An appeal from that decision was argued today in the Court of Appeal and a decision is expected in the next month or two. I will post a summary of the decision when it is handed down.

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