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For the Love of Art: Our Collection of Robert Hague’s Plates

We love the space we work in, and our feedback from clients when they visit us is always glowing! Bayston Group recently purchased a second piece of art from Melbourne Artist, Robert Hague. The first was called Natives on the River (after Glover). The hand-coloured lithograph sits above our couch in the lounge area of our […]

Meet the Team: Senior Lawyer

For our next ‘Meet the Team’ blog series, we are delighted to introduce Katerina Pshenichner who is one of our senior lawyers at Bayston Group. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a freewheeling freelance commercial lawyer, working for a number of boutique law firms (including Bayston Group). I do my best work […]

Proposed Amendments to Retail Leases Act: What you need to know

A poorly drafted lease can be the downfall of a business and cause the tenant or landlord disastrous consequences. Negotiating a lease can be a complicated process, particularly for those renting business premises for the first time but it is worth spending the time and energy to get it right. The foundation to a successful […]

Sustainability, Ethics and Business

As environmental concerns intensify and consumers demand ethical ways of doing business, we expect to see some more legal regulation. An example is the Modern Slavery regime which we have discussed in our earlier blog. One of the biggest changes in Victorian Environmental Law is the overhaul of the Environment Protection Laws. The Victorian Government […]

Meet the Team: Our Co-Founder and Business Lawyer

Our next feature in our ‘Meet the Team” Blog series is our Co-Founder and Business Lawyer, Leisa Bayston. Tell us a little about your background including what drew you to Bayston Group? Al and I are that rare breed of life partners who love working together. The opportunity to start a business with Alister and […]

Franchising – getting it right

In Australia, franchising is big business and a substantial part of the Australian economy: four percent of small businesses in Australia are franchises. 90% of Australian franchise brands originated in Australia and one-third of those brands have expanded to international markets around the world. The franchising sector employs 472,000 individuals and sales turnover is estimated to be $146 million.  Franchising in Australia has been the subject of scandals. There […]

Lifestyle: RONE

We’re very excited to introduce our ‘Lifestyle’ blog series. This series will gives readers insight into what we are up to when we’re not in the office. First up – Al, Leisa, and their two girls, Hannah and Josie, recently visited the Nicholas family’s art deco mansion, Burnam Beeches, as a part of the Empire project […]

Modern Slavery laws in Australia – the downstream impact on suppliers

Modern Slavery laws started in Australia on 1 January 2019. The purpose is to reduce modern slavery in the supply chain of Australian businesses and to establish transparency. The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) applies to all Australian entities, and foreign entities carrying on business in Australia with an annual turnover of at least AU$100 million […]

Client Profile: Dronesafe

The world has changed at an unprecedented rate over the last thirty years. Twenty years ago, the internet scarcely existed, and there was no digital economy. Today, the digital economy is worth more than three trillion dollars. Our system of law is based on court decisions and precedents built over centuries. It is not equipped […]