Blogs

Do I Need A Lawyer to Review My Commercial Lease?

If you’re about to sign a lease for business purposes I have three messages for you: Congratulations on your new business venture and; Whatever you do, DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT A LAWYER. In fact, don’t even s...
August 2018 Read More

Do I Have to Pay Tax On Crowdfunding?

Kickstarter, GoFundMe and other crowdfunding platforms have exploded in popularity in the past five years, and it’s essential for anyone running a campaign to know how the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) views the mo...
December 2017 Read More

3 Basic Agreements Business Partners Regret Not Making

Grit, determination and the right amount of funding aren’t all that it takes to successfully go into business with someone. No matter how solid your partnership may seem at the outset, you need to nut out a few basic ...
November 2017 Read More

Things to consider before buying an existing business

Vendor – Why is the business being sold? Costs – What variable and fixed costs will there be? Profits – Do previous financial statements show that the business is profitable? Assets – What assets are owned by the b...
March 2016 Read More

What happens if you die without a valid will?

If you die in Queensland without a will the state deems you to have died ‘intestate’. Queensland intestate laws govern the distribution of your estate among next of kin, including your spouse and children, some provi...
March 2016 Read More

4 Legal Rights All New Mums Should Know About

Every expecting mum has, at some point, pondered what their parental rights are. From birth certificates to breastfeeding, vaccinations, and returning to work, there’s a lot to think about – especially when you’re ...
May 2018 Read More

Can My Ex Withhold Access If I Haven’t Paid Child Support?

Hi, I have two kids (six and seven) that I always spend time with over the Easter holidays. My ex and I don’t have this in writing though. When it comes to payments and visits, we just have a verbal arrangement tha...
March 2018 Read More

Marriage Equality 2018: 4 Legal Benefits Worth Celebrating

Are you wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to marriage equality? If you, like many Australians, think same-sex couples had all the rights they needed before the Marriage Amendment Bill 2017 was passed...
February 2018 Read More

Is Your Marriage Legally Recognised in Australia?

Are you flirting with the idea of an overseas elopement, but aren’t sure if you’ll need to remarry when you get back home? Or perhaps you’re already married and need to know if your overseas union is recognised in Aus...
November 2017 Read More

3 Relationship Law Myths You Can’t Afford to Believe

February may be the month for romance, but when it comes to relationship law, love cannot afford to be blind. In this blog, we debunk the top three legal myths our family lawyers hear, and explain why believing them ...
November 2017 Read More

Going Through a Separation? 3 Crucial Ways to Protect Yourself

If you’ve ever had a serious, long-term relationship, you’ll know how deeply intertwined lives can become – which is why a separation often makes for a difficult, painful, and volatile experience.  Like any situa...
October 2017 Read More

Are You Guilty Of Social Media Defamation? Think Before You Tweet

Embattled politicians, disgruntled ex-spouses and badly reviewed builders are just some of the Queenslanders who have successfully taken their detractors to court for Facebook defamation in the last 12 months. In th...
September 2017 Read More

When can civil legal action be pursued?

Before deciding whether to commence legal action, you must identify your ideal outcome, whether it be compensation, reinstatement of a job or just an acknowledgement of fault. Our lawyers will use this information to ...
March 2016 Read More
partner visa application

3 Insider Secrets For A Stress-Free Partner Visa Application

  Have you fallen in love with an Aussie?   If your partner is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and you plan to submit a partner visa application so you can remain together, this article is ...
December 2018 Read More
underpaid migrant worker lawyer

Fair Work Is Failing 50% Of Australia’s Migrant Workers

  A damning new report has shown over 50% of Australia’s international students, temporary migrant workers and backpackers are paid as little as half the minimum wage and only 10% ever attempt to recover their...
November 2018 Read More

Can my family be included in my temporary skilled worker visa application?

Most immediate family members (or dependent relatives) can be included in your application, however there are a number of requirements before the application can be lodged. They must meet the Australian Government’s ...
March 2016 Read More
partner visa application

3 Insider Secrets For A Stress-Free Partner Visa Application

  Have you fallen in love with an Aussie?   If your partner is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and you plan to submit a partner visa application so you can remain together, this article is ...
December 2018 Read More
underpaid migrant worker lawyer

Fair Work Is Failing 50% Of Australia’s Migrant Workers

  A damning new report has shown over 50% of Australia’s international students, temporary migrant workers and backpackers are paid as little as half the minimum wage and only 10% ever attempt to recover their...
November 2018 Read More

Do I Need A Lawyer to Review My Commercial Lease?

If you’re about to sign a lease for business purposes I have three messages for you: Congratulations on your new business venture and; Whatever you do, DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT A LAWYER. In fact, don’t even s...
August 2018 Read More

A Cynic’s Guide to Choosing a Lawyer

If you’re asking yourself right now, “Why would I take a lawyer’s advice about how to find a lawyer?”, congratulations. You are the type of person for whom we’ve written this article. Our answer to your question is s...
July 2018 Read More

How to Argue Like a (Good) Lawyer

Here’s a question for anyone who has ever tried to win an argument with a lawyer: At what point did you realise that you might be better off just lying down and playing dead until they’ve made their point? Five minut...
June 2018 Read More

4 Legal Rights All New Mums Should Know About

Every expecting mum has, at some point, pondered what their parental rights are. From birth certificates to breastfeeding, vaccinations, and returning to work, there’s a lot to think about – especially when you’re ...
May 2018 Read More

Blameless Victims & Shameless Gold Diggers: “Compo” in the Australian Media

In an ideal world, media outlets would act as a mirror that reflects society back at itself and gives us much-needed opportunities to examine our actions, attitudes and beliefs. A societal “self-crit”, if you will. ...
April 2018 Read More

Contextualising Compensation: What You Need to Know About Claiming

Whether you’re reading about a monster payout in the newspaper, or you’re wondering if you might be entitled to compensation, it’s vital that you have an understanding of compensation that is based on the law, not the...
April 2018 Read More

Can My Ex Withhold Access If I Haven’t Paid Child Support?

Hi, I have two kids (six and seven) that I always spend time with over the Easter holidays. My ex and I don’t have this in writing though. When it comes to payments and visits, we just have a verbal arrangement tha...
March 2018 Read More

Caregiver Burnout: How to Recognise the Signs & Avoid Disaster

Overwhelmed. Undervalued. Unappreciated. These are the feelings many Australian caregivers experience from the moment they wake up in the morning up until they go to sleep at night. As personal injury lawyers, we ha...
March 2018 Read More

Marriage Equality 2018: 4 Legal Benefits Worth Celebrating

Are you wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to marriage equality? If you, like many Australians, think same-sex couples had all the rights they needed before the Marriage Amendment Bill 2017 was passed...
February 2018 Read More

Lodging a TPD Claim? Here’s Why You Need a Lawyer

There is no industry more concerned with specifics than the insurance industry, and anyone who has lodged a Total and Permanent Disability insurance (TPD) claim can attest to just how detailed a completed claim applic...
December 2017 Read More

Do I Have to Pay Tax On Crowdfunding?

Kickstarter, GoFundMe and other crowdfunding platforms have exploded in popularity in the past five years, and it’s essential for anyone running a campaign to know how the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) views the mo...
December 2017 Read More

Is Your Marriage Legally Recognised in Australia?

Are you flirting with the idea of an overseas elopement, but aren’t sure if you’ll need to remarry when you get back home? Or perhaps you’re already married and need to know if your overseas union is recognised in Aus...
November 2017 Read More

3 Basic Agreements Business Partners Regret Not Making

Grit, determination and the right amount of funding aren’t all that it takes to successfully go into business with someone. No matter how solid your partnership may seem at the outset, you need to nut out a few basic ...
November 2017 Read More

3 Relationship Law Myths You Can’t Afford to Believe

February may be the month for romance, but when it comes to relationship law, love cannot afford to be blind. In this blog, we debunk the top three legal myths our family lawyers hear, and explain why believing them ...
November 2017 Read More

What to Do if You’re a Revenge Porn Victim

Revenge porn is a particularly insidious type of harassment where an ex-partner publishes sexually explicit images of a former flame online without their consent.  Unfortunately, because this is a relatively new ...
October 2017 Read More

Going Through a Separation? 3 Crucial Ways to Protect Yourself

If you’ve ever had a serious, long-term relationship, you’ll know how deeply intertwined lives can become – which is why a separation often makes for a difficult, painful, and volatile experience.  Like any situa...
October 2017 Read More

Are You Guilty Of Social Media Defamation? Think Before You Tweet

Embattled politicians, disgruntled ex-spouses and badly reviewed builders are just some of the Queenslanders who have successfully taken their detractors to court for Facebook defamation in the last 12 months. In th...
September 2017 Read More

Tiny Houses: One Thing You MUST Know Before Building in QLD

The tiny house movement is rapidly gathering momentum. Reduced bills, small to no mortgage payments, and a simpler way of life are all major draw cards of extreme downsizing. Before you start building, the one thing ...
September 2017 Read More

Things to consider before buying an existing business

Vendor – Why is the business being sold? Costs – What variable and fixed costs will there be? Profits – Do previous financial statements show that the business is profitable? Assets – What assets are owned by the b...
March 2016 Read More

When can civil legal action be pursued?

Before deciding whether to commence legal action, you must identify your ideal outcome, whether it be compensation, reinstatement of a job or just an acknowledgement of fault. Our lawyers will use this information to ...
March 2016 Read More

What happens if you die without a valid will?

If you die in Queensland without a will the state deems you to have died ‘intestate’. Queensland intestate laws govern the distribution of your estate among next of kin, including your spouse and children, some provi...
March 2016 Read More

Can my family be included in my temporary skilled worker visa application?

Most immediate family members (or dependent relatives) can be included in your application, however there are a number of requirements before the application can be lodged. They must meet the Australian Government’s ...
March 2016 Read More

Can I lose my job for mounting a compensation claim against my employer?

The short answer to this is no. All employers are required by law to pay compulsory workers compensation insurance, so any compensation paid to you will come from your employer’s insurance company. There are a number...
March 2016 Read More
underpaid migrant worker lawyer

Fair Work Is Failing 50% Of Australia’s Migrant Workers

  A damning new report has shown over 50% of Australia’s international students, temporary migrant workers and backpackers are paid as little as half the minimum wage and only 10% ever attempt to recover their...
November 2018 Read More

A Cynic’s Guide to Choosing a Lawyer

If you’re asking yourself right now, “Why would I take a lawyer’s advice about how to find a lawyer?”, congratulations. You are the type of person for whom we’ve written this article. Our answer to your question is s...
July 2018 Read More

How to Argue Like a (Good) Lawyer

Here’s a question for anyone who has ever tried to win an argument with a lawyer: At what point did you realise that you might be better off just lying down and playing dead until they’ve made their point? Five minut...
June 2018 Read More

What to Do if You’re a Revenge Porn Victim

Revenge porn is a particularly insidious type of harassment where an ex-partner publishes sexually explicit images of a former flame online without their consent.  Unfortunately, because this is a relatively new ...
October 2017 Read More

Blameless Victims & Shameless Gold Diggers: “Compo” in the Australian Media

In an ideal world, media outlets would act as a mirror that reflects society back at itself and gives us much-needed opportunities to examine our actions, attitudes and beliefs. A societal “self-crit”, if you will. ...
April 2018 Read More

Contextualising Compensation: What You Need to Know About Claiming

Whether you’re reading about a monster payout in the newspaper, or you’re wondering if you might be entitled to compensation, it’s vital that you have an understanding of compensation that is based on the law, not the...
April 2018 Read More

Caregiver Burnout: How to Recognise the Signs & Avoid Disaster

Overwhelmed. Undervalued. Unappreciated. These are the feelings many Australian caregivers experience from the moment they wake up in the morning up until they go to sleep at night. As personal injury lawyers, we ha...
March 2018 Read More

Lodging a TPD Claim? Here’s Why You Need a Lawyer

There is no industry more concerned with specifics than the insurance industry, and anyone who has lodged a Total and Permanent Disability insurance (TPD) claim can attest to just how detailed a completed claim applic...
December 2017 Read More

Tiny Houses: One Thing You MUST Know Before Building in QLD

The tiny house movement is rapidly gathering momentum. Reduced bills, small to no mortgage payments, and a simpler way of life are all major draw cards of extreme downsizing. Before you start building, the one thing ...
September 2017 Read More
underpaid migrant worker lawyer

Fair Work Is Failing 50% Of Australia’s Migrant Workers

  A damning new report has shown over 50% of Australia’s international students, temporary migrant workers and backpackers are paid as little as half the minimum wage and only 10% ever attempt to recover their...
November 2018 Read More

Can I lose my job for mounting a compensation claim against my employer?

The short answer to this is no. All employers are required by law to pay compulsory workers compensation insurance, so any compensation paid to you will come from your employer’s insurance company. There are a number...
March 2016 Read More