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

Injunctions in QLD

What is an injunction? Having an injunction granted against someone (or a business) is not easy. It is expensive, risky and you need to prove that irreparable harm will be done to a person or a company which can’t be fixed by any amount of compensation. Put simply, an injunction is a court order that…

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…

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Bullying in the Workplace

While most people associate bullying to be reflective of the schoolyard behaviour of adolescents, most would be surprised to know of its rising prevalence in the workplace today. According to Safe Work Australia, 37% of Australian workers reported being sworn or yelled at in their workplace. What is workplace bullying? The Workplace Bullying Institute defines workplace…

General Law

Top tips when choosing a lawyer

Just as your personal case and situation is unique, so to is each lawyer. Each lawyer has a different personality type, unique ways of working, as well as broad or narrow experiences and specialties. Choosing a lawyer that is right for yourself and your case is not an easy thing to do but here are…