New commercial and retail leases list the Supreme Court of Victoria

April 4, 2022


The Victorian Supreme Court has announced that it has started a dedicated commercial and retail leases list to promote an efficient approach to the management of commercial and retail lease disputes.

The Judge in charge of the list is Justice M Osborne.

The list will deal with disputes involving commercial leases that are issued at first instance in the Supreme Court and also with appeals of retail tenancy disputes from VCAT.

The list will be administered through the Commercial Court registry.

For more information, see here:

The Court’s note to the profession expressly states that the Court’s jurisdiction does not include resolution of retail tenancies disputes at first instance, and that VCAT has exclusive jurisdiction to hear those disputes.

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