Assault Charges QLD
Criminal Law

Assault Charges QLD

In QLD, what is considered assault? Assault is the physical application of force (striking, touching or moving), or an attempted or threatened application of force towards someone which causes injury or personal discomfort. The charges for assault are differentiated by a number of factors, including whether the act was done ‘recklessly’ or ‘intentionally’, and the…

Commercial Law

QCAT Money Orders

In Queensland, almost all disputes will be dealt with by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), the Magistrate’s Court, District Court or Supreme Court. It simply depends on the amount of money in dispute as to which court you will go to. What are the thresholds of the monetary orders in Queensland? Queensland Civil…

Criminal Law

Murder, manslaughter and homicide – QLD

Many people are often confused by the terms homicide, murder and manslaughter. In Queensland, offenders found guilty of any of these offences will face a life-changing legal battle and if found guilty will face imprisonment. Here is a brief explanation of the terms: What is homicide? Homicide is a broad term used to explain the killing of…

Commercial Law

Business Insolvency – QLD

One of the harsh realities of starting your own company is that it may not survive. In fact, the Small Business Association (SBA) believes that approximately 30% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open and 50% during the first five years. If a company is unable to pay its debts as…

General Law

What does without prejudice mean?

“Without prejudice” is a term used in legal negotiations to help parties reach a settlement without actually going to court. The use of the words mean that you can say things in negotiations that aren’t admissible in court and are not going to diminishing the strength of your case so long as they are genuine…