Legalwise: Retail and Commercial Leasing Disputes

Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Time: 2.00pm to 5.15pm
Where: Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street

More details to follow. Clients and referral partners of Kott Gunning might be eligible for a guest pass, email 

Even a seemingly mundane leasing matter can get very messy, very quickly. It’s essential that you know precisely how to stop an issue from festering into a major problem before it’s too late. And when a significant breach rumbles onto the scene you had better be prepared to navigate the dispute, resolve the matter, or put yourself in a position to win in litigation. Master each of these skills with guidance from a varied range of leasing experts, including a managing partner, a leading practitioner, an experienced barrister and the Small Business Commissioner. 

Chair: Emma Leys, Managing Partner, Kott Gunning Lawyers

Managing Breaches of Lease and Successfully Navigating Disputes
  • Common breaches and disputes that arise in leasing
    • Failure to pay rent, termination and relief against forfeiture
    • Guarantees
    • Repair and Maintenance
    • Pre-contractual representations
    • Additional types of disputes that typically arise in leasing
  • Options for the dispute resolution process
    • Comparing and contrasting leasing dispute resolution in courts and tribunals
    • Choice of forum: insights into making the correct decision
  • Effectively preparing for settlement negotiations
  • Expertly drafting settlement agreements
Dispute Resolution with the WA Small Business Commissioner
  • The latest issues impacting the retail and commercial leases industry
  • Analysis of the most common and challenging types of disputes
  • Insights and practical tips for landlords, tenants and their counsel when dealing with leasing disputes

Presented by David Eaton, WA Small Business Commissioner and CEO of the Small Business Development Corporation

Putting it all Into Practice in the Real World: Retail and Commercial Leasing Case Update

Explore how leasing litigation plays out in the real world by examining critical recent cases. Analyse the facts of each case, the legal principles at issue, the key factors and takeaways you need to know, and how it will all impact your practice, your clients or your organisation.

Presented by Mike Hawkins, Consultant