Australian Business Names
Commercial Law

Australian Business Names

Do I need to register my business name? The name you choose to operate your business under is your business name. It is often your first impression with customers and a key differentiator between your competitors. It is more than a word; business names have the power and emotional influence to create a positive or…

Retention of Title Clauses
Commercial Law

Retention of Title Clauses

Credit can be a red flag for many business owners. Why? When customers are given credit for goods, there is a risk they will never receive the payment for the goods. A Retention of Title clause can provide a business with protection if they are concerned about not receiving payment from the buyer. This type…

Sexual Offences
Criminal Law

Sexual Offences

Sexual offences in Queensland Sexual offences are treated seriously in QLD and cover a wide range of criminal conduct. Most offenses are against adults involving sexual acts without consent. This post aims to highlight the differences and the penalties that come with these charges in QLD. What is sexual assault? Sexual assault is when unlawful…

Producing Dangerous Drugs
Criminal Law

Producing Dangerous Drugs

What are the penalties for producing dangerous drugs? In Australia, a person who unlawfully produces a dangerous drug is guilty of a crime. However, when we say ‘produce’, we are not just referring to the manufacturing of a dangerous drug – it also involves packaging them for sale, harvesting plants that grow dangerous drugs, preparing…

Drug and Alcohol Court
Criminal Law

Drug and Alcohol Court

Queensland’s Drug and Alcohol Court: Addressing the Root Cause of Crime In Queensland, we have a significant drug and alcohol problem that is prevalent in our communities. In many cases each week, this is the reason for a significant number of criminal offences. So, how can we actually fix this? A jail sentence is unlikely…

General Law

Noisy Neighbours and Private Nuisance

When is a noisy neighbour a private nuisance? Have you ever sat down to enjoy the peace and quiet of your home, only to be disturbed by loud music, yelling or smoke from over the neighbouring fence? Private nuisance is the unlawful interference with a person’s use or enjoyment of their own land from a…

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Appealing a QCAT Decision

Are you appealing a QCAT decision? The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) makes decisions about administrative law of various Queensland Government departments and agencies. As well as being responsible for adjudicating some civil law disputes. Here is what you need to know about appealing a decision made by QCAT. When can’t you appeal a…

Breach of Contract QLD
Commercial Law

Breach of Contract QLD

Breaches of contracts in Queensland Contract law What is a contract? Contracts are a crucial part of day-to-day life in Queensland and in Australia as a whole, so much so that we are entering into them everyday, often without even realising. A contract is defined as a “legally binding agreement that recognises and governs the…

Calderbank Offers in Litigation
Commercial Law

Calderbank Offers in Litigation

Understanding Calderbank offers in litigation Litigation is expensive. The Court typically decides how the costs of litigation will be allocated after the trial. In most cases, the unsuccessful party in Court will then be required to pay the successful party’s legal costs. However, something known as a Calderbank offer could change this financial outcome. What…

Trademarking your business name QLD
Commercial Law

Trademarking your business name QLD

Should you trademark your business name? It is granted that everyone’s business is unique. Therefore, it is no surprise that everyone wants their business to stand out from its competitors and be identifiable to their perspective audience. Perhaps the best way of achieving this is registering a trademark on a business name or logo, giving…