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…

QLD: Understanding Unfair Dismissal
Employment Law

QLD: Understanding Unfair Dismissal

Have you recently lost your job? Losing your job can be a stressful shock for many QLD’ers. We rely on our work for financial security and a means of livelihood. It is important you understand your rights if you have been dismissed from your place of employment, especially if you believe you may have been…

Public Nuisance – QLD
Criminal Law

Public Nuisance – QLD

What is public nuisance? Public nuisance is when a person’s behaviour interferes, or is likely to interfere, with the peaceful passage through, or enjoyment of, a public place by a member of the public. Since it is quite a broad offence, there are plenty of examples of behaviour that would be considered public nuisance, such…

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…

Co-ownership of property – QLD
Commercial Law

Co-ownership of property – QLD

How does co-ownership of property work? The great Australian dream of owning a property. While it is not completely unattainable for young adults, we are seeing that more and more people are looking to co-purchase a property with a friend or family member; someone that they trust and care for, whom they can then share…

General Law

How do I remove a trustee? – QLD

What is a trustee? A trustee is the person in charge of the trust. They manage the trust’s assets, do business on behalf of the trust and distribute any income that an asset earns to the beneficiaries during the life of the trust. While a trust is a very common business structure in Australia, it…

Centrelink Fraud in Australia
Criminal Law

Centrelink Fraud in Australia

Centrelink fraud – how serious is it? Centrelink fraud is estimated to cost the Australian government approximately $3.5 billion dollars each year. Fraudulently obtaining payments you are not entitled to through Centrelink is a Commonwealth offence that can come with some serious penalties. What is it Centrelink fraud? Centrelink fraud is when one deliberately misleads Centrelink in-order-to…

General Law

Trusts, Trustees and Beneficiaries – QLD

What is a trust? Put simply, a trust is a relationship between 3 people: a settlor, a trustee and a beneficiary. Despite what many believe, it is not something just for incredibly wealthy families, and also not just for an entity like a company is. Here is a simple explanation into the different components that…

Criminal Law

Unlawful Possession of Stolen Property – QLD

The ease of selling items on Gumtree, eBay and Facebook these days makes it an easy avenue for thieves to sell stolen property quickly, relatively anonymously and unlawfully. However, theft is not the only crime in this situation; the Summary Offences Act 2005 includes the offence of unlawfully possessing stolen property. Therefore, buyers need to…