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COVID’s Impact – A Commercial lawyers perspective

We sat down with our Senior Lawyer, Julian Gillard, who specialises in employment, disputes, and commercial litigation, to discuss how his practice has tracked through COVID. Julian’s practice focuses on general commercial contractual and consumer law disputes; partnership and shareholder actions; alleged breach of trustee and director’s duties; unfair dismissal, and adverse action claims.

Client Profile: Arterial Design

Introducing our client, Arterial Design. Arterial Design has delivered unique multi-disciplined projects across Australia and internationally. We’ve witnessed their growth and success as a company over recent years and are excited to highlight their latest innovative solutions for Melbourne’s hospitality industry. Arterial the Award Winners Arterial are experiential designers who create one-of-a-kind, immersive, and highly […]

Meet the Team: Office Manager

For this ‘Meet the Team’ blog series, we introduce you to Lisa Stabb.  Lisa has been with Bayston Group for the last 18 months, and we don’t know what we would do without her! Her organisational skills are next level, and she’s always a step ahead. She keeps everything ticking over with wit and humour […]

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 […]