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Overview The Federal Court has made orders relieving the administrators of retailer Colette from personal liability for rent in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the current uncertainty in respect of government policy about rent relief for tenants: see Strawbridge (Administrator), in the matter of CBCH Group Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) (No 2) [2020] FCA 472, a decision of Justice Markovic of 1 April 2020. What you need to know The decision shows that the Courts…

In summary In our previous alert we discussed how Justice Markovic in the Federal Court of Australia had granted the administrators of retailer Colette Group relief from personal liability for rent in respect of 93 stores.On 15 April 2020, Justice Markovic in the Federal Court of Australia granted orders extending the relief for the administrators for a further three weeks until 6 May 2020. The administrators also have the benefit of a direction that they are justified…