Fair Go: Shine Lawyers’ expert legal opinion sought regarding COVID-19 and venue cancellation

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Fair Go has sought the expert legal opinion of Managing Director Angela Parlane on the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on venue bookings.

The global COVID-19 pandemic disrupted thousands of events in New Zealand – concerts, sporting events, funerals and weddings. In this episode of Fair Go, the case of several couples who resorted to cancelling their West Auckland weddings due to Level 4 lockdown is explored.

So what happens when an event is cancelled through no fault of either party? Do the normal cancellation or refund policies apply? What are your rights under the Contracts and Commercial Law Act? What exactly is a “Frustrated Contract”?

Click here to find out, and to view the full episode of Fair Go.

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