Tony Randall

Tony is a Director with our Firm and Accredited Specialist in our Property Law Team.

Biography

Tony is a Director and Accredited Specialist. Tony specialises in Property Law.

I Finished high school in Toowoomba in the early 1980’s, I studied and worked in Brisbane, returning to work in Toowoomba shortly after I was admitted as a solicitor in 1990. I became a QLS accredited Property Law Specialist in 2003 and am the only accredited property law specialist in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.

A founding partner at Murdoch Lawyers, I have practised in Toowoomba for over 25 years, working exclusively in property and commercial law.  Broadly, my practice is a combination of property development, agri-business, and commercial property.

My interest in property extends beyond my job and I have renovated a number of homes and undertaken land and strata property developments of my own. Through my property interests, I became a foundation member and am a past president of the Toowoomba chapter of the Urban Development Association.

Toowoomba has been a special place to live, work and raise my family. My 3 daughters are now young adults and living away from home, leaving me with time to enjoy cycling for fitness and coffee and beers with my mates. My daughters fear that my teen years in the 70’s and 80’s have left me irreversibly imprinted with questionable taste in music.  More recently, I have developed an interest in old woodworking tools. My lovely wife Kylee keeps me around despite these flaws…

Property and agribusiness work constantly evolves and responds to changes in our economy. Keeping up to date and responding to these changes means every day my work keeps me challenged.  My focus is to use my experience and expertise to help my clients maximise the value and return to them from their property investments and avoid pitfalls that reduce value or leave my clients with unwanted outcomes.

I have developed a strong reputation as a commercially astute, plain speaking and thoughtful advisor. I love my job and the exposure it gives me to so many interesting and diverse people from many different backgrounds.  My clients range from multinational companies, significant property developers and large rural clients to mum and dad investors.

I understand that quick, commercially practical advice is critical in property transactions. I give practical, plain language advice to help my clients avoid unnecessary costs and to maximises the value of their investments.

Practice Areas

  • Agribusiness:
    • rural acquisitions and sales
    • CSG and mining compensation agreements for land owners
    • water trading
    • share-farming and leasing
  • Property Development:
    • land subdivision
    • units and strata development
    • commercial buildings
    • shopping centres
  • Commercial Property
    • purchases and sales
    • retail, industrial and commercial leasing
  • Options
    • Easements
    • Loan Agreements and Mortgages
    • Commercial Agreements
    • Titling matters

Qualifications & Reputation

  • Professional Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Laws- University of Queensland (1987)
    • Accredited Specialist – Property Law, Queensland Law Society (2003)
  • Memberships & Associations
    • Urban Development Institute of Australia (Queensland) –a foundation member & past president of the Toowoomba Chapter
    • Toowoomba & Surat Basin Enterprise –corporate Platinum Member
    • Property Council of Australia
    • Queensland Law Society
    • Downs and South Western Queensland Law Association
  • Presentations & Papers
    • Tony regularly presents updates on property law related changes and matters of interest for real estate agents, surveyors, engineers and other members of the property industry

Articles

Land Owners – FIRB Changes in 2016

Foreign investment in agricultural land was a hot issue in 2016 with a lot of attention being generated by the…

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NEW Additional Transfer Duty Payable by Foreign Buyers of QLD Residential Land

A new foreign ownership duty in Queensland A new 3% duty surcharge will be applied to the acquisition of houses…

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Intergenerational Transfer of Primary Production Assets – Stamp Duty

In succession planning, stamp duty is a cost borne by the transferee – typically the 2nd generation. However, the potential…

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The Dirty Dozen

The 12 Major Things Builders Get Wrong That Either Cause or Complicate Contract Disputes Correctly identifying your own trading entity…

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QLD Government $5K boost to First Home Owners Grant is nearly here!

From 1 July 2016 the Queensland First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) will be boosted from $15,000 to $20,000. This boost…

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Podcasts

Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 4616 9803
Email Address: tonyr@murdochs.com.au