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by Chris Drayton and Celine Truong
19 January 2022

On 13 January 2022 and in response to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on the commercial property landscape, the NSW Government introduced the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2022. On the same day, the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2021 (2021 Regulations) was simultaneously repealed. 

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by Nicholas Regener and Ella Alexander
03 December 2021

We are thrilled to announce that we were awarded the Pro Bono Program of the Year Award at the 2021 Australian Law Awards. 
 
Thank you to our staff for your unwavering commitment to providing access to justice for disadvantaged members of our community, especially through the disruptions of the past couple of years.

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by Alex Kohn and 3 others
12 November 2021

We are pleased to announce that Makinson d’Apice has been recognised in the 2021 Doyles’ Guide as a first tier Medical Negligence & Malpractice law firm (Defendant) in NSW. This is the third consecutive year we are listed as one of only four first tier firms in NSW.  
 
Lesley Bush, Sarah Henry and Nicholas Regener have also been ranked in the 2021 listing of Leading Medical Negligence & Malpractice lawyers (Defendant) in NSW. 

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by Chris Drayton and Celine Truong
01 October 2021

The NSW Government has announced further amendments to the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2021.

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by Alex Kohn
14 September 2021

Makinson d’Apice is proud to announce that Paul Evans, Indran Sinnadurai and the Estate Planning & Litigation team have been ranked in Doyles’ 2021 listings of leading NSW Wills, Estates & Succession Planning lawyers and law firms, and leading NSW Wills & Estates Litigation lawyers and law firms. 

Paul was ranked by Doyles as one of only four Preeminent Wills, Estates & Succession Planning lawyers in NSW. 

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by Alex Kohn
25 August 2021

We are really pleased to announce that Nicholas Regener who leads the firm’s specialist Administrative and Public Law team has been ranked in Doyles’ 2021 listing of Leading Administrative and Public Law Lawyers in Australia. 
 
The 2021 listing details lawyers practising in Administrative Law, Public Law, Freedom of Information & Judicial Review matters across all Australian legal markets (only 25 lawyers are listed) who have been identified by clients and peers for their expertise and abilities in these areas. 

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by Chris Drayton and Celine Truong
16 August 2021

The NSW Government has announced the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Amendment Regulation 2021 (Regulation). Previously the NSW Government only provided for a prohibition on evictions as noted in our previous article linked here. The amendment Regulation provides an obligatory framework for landlords’ to provide rent relief to “impacted lessees” by applying similar principles to the 2020 COVID-19 rent relief scheme. 

The Regulation has extended the prescribed period in which this framework applies to commence on 13 July 2021 and end on 13 January 2022 (previously 20 August 2021). 

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