Murdoch Lawyers Toowoomba

At Murdoch Lawyers in Toowoomba we demonstrate a client based approach which means our primary goal is to find out what is important to you, not just provide you with expert advice.

Murdoch Lawyers Toowoomba has looked to set itself apart from a typical general practice law firm.

Most of our sections are lead by an accredited specialist in their particular area of law or people who have substantial experience.

Our Toowoomba lawyers  view is that by specialising and adopting a commercial and practical approach to client’s issues we are able to deliver the best legal advice to our clients, quicker than our competitors.

As part of this, Our Toowoomba lawyers also see that properly understanding our client’s issues and needs is critical to delivering good value in our legal offering.

Our primary obligation is then to find out what your concerns are and looking to achieve a cost-effective result.

How Our Brisbane & Toowoomba Lawyers Can Help You

Our Brisbane and Toowoomba Lawyers provide service in different areas of law:

  • Future Planning
    We provide legal assistance to your future planning matters, such as estate planning, wills, enduring powers of attorney, advance health directive, superannuation, estate administration, and family trusts.
  • Business
    Looking for business advice and solutions? Our Brisbane and Toowoomba Lawyers team can help you. We cover legal aspects of business, like buying a business, selling a business, franchise advice, business planning, business exit strategies, business succession, company incorporation, and trust establishment.
  • Workplace
    Our Brisbane and Toowoomba Lawyers are experts in cases concerning the workplace, including award/industrial instruments, employment agreements, underpayment, contractors, underperformance, misconduct, discipline, investigations, unfair dismissal, workers compensation, and many more.
  • Property
    The Murdoch Lawyers Toowoomba Property Team is spearheaded by Director Tony Randall, the only Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Property Law located in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs. Our team helps with a broad range of property affairs, including but not limited to conveyancing, due diligence, buying and selling properties, ownership agreements, etc. 
  • Litigation
    Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyers Toowoomba can put your litigation concerns to rest, such as commercial & agricultural litigation, wills & estate disputes, construction disputes, and debt recovery.
  • Insolvency
    Our Murdoch Lawyers have considerable and wide-ranging expertise in providing quality advice on all facets of insolvency and bankruptcy matters, which include statutory demands and winding up applications, liquidation, voluntary administration, receivership, public examinations, and many more.
  • Debt Recovery
    Our Murdoch Lawyers Toowoomba team’s approach to debt recovery is honest, open and direct. Should you encounter difficulty in debt recovery or simply want to take a proactive approach to build a credit management plan, our experienced team can assist you.
  • Family Law
    Murdoch Lawyers Toowoomba are experts in family matters and domestic relations. We aid in different areas of family law, such as separation & divorce, property settlements, children’s matters, de-facto relationships, domestic violence, pre-nuptial and financial agreements, family dispute resolution, and collaborative law.

Murdoch Lawyers Offices

At Murdoch Lawyers, we work seamlessly together as one law firm to serve our clients where they need us. With offices in Brisbane and Toowoomba, we make our collective knowledge, experience, and network available to our clients.

Latest News

How property ownership affects estate planning

How Property Ownership Affects Estate Planning

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How you own your house affects what happens to it when you pass on. A home that is co-owned as…
Co-ownership agreements

Co-ownership agreements: What are they and why do you need one?

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A co-ownership agreement allows two or more parties, who intend to own a property together, to set out their understating…
Estate Planning

Why ‘She’ll be Right’ is the Wrong Attitude for Estate Planning

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A recent case in the WA Supreme Court illustrates why you should formalise your estate planning from the start. In…
Granny Flat Arrangements

2020 Federal Budget gives further incentive to document your Granny Flat Arrangement

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The Current Situation Over the last few years, there has been a significant rise in the number of senior Australians…
Unfair Dismissal

The Importance of Undertaking a Clear and Fair Process when Dismissing an Employee

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A recent decision of Whitfield-v-Primo Foods Pty Ltd FWC 2729 has emphasised the importance of undertaking a clear and fair…

Local Government Tips for Negotiating a Certified Agreement

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Negotiating a certified agreement can be a challenging and arduous process. In this article, we provide tips to improve your…
Fair Work Commission Announces Increase to the National Minimum Wage

Fair Work Commission Announces Increase to the National Minimum Wage

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The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.5% increase to the National Minimum Wage. Australia’s labour safety net comprises three…
Vaxxed or Sacked? Mandatory employee vaccinations

Vaxxed or Sacked? Mandatory Employee Vaccinations

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Several recent decisions of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) guide employers considering implementing a mandatory vaccination policy. In the decision…
Franchising Changes

Franchising Changes

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In 2021, the Franchising Code has been amended on three separate occasions to improve fairness and transparency in the franchising…
Transfer of Duty

Queensland transfer duty barrier removed for small business restructures

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Co-written by: Leanne Matthewson (Director) In September 2020, the Office of State Revenue (OSR) introduced an important exemption for transfer…
Business Law

Business Alert – Criminalisation of Underpayment of Wages

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On 15 July 2020 the Queensland Government introduced the Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Wage Theft) Amendment Bill 2020 into…
Queensland Building & Construction

Navigating the Queensland Building & Construction Commission Minimum Financial Requirements

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Businesses are now feeling the impact of changes to the Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) implemented by the Queensland Building and…
Renewable Energy Leases: Tips for Rural Landholders

Renewable Energy Leases: Tips for Rural Landholders

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Last month we talked about some of the traps a landholder can face when negotiating terms with green energy companies.…
Green Energy Leases: Traps for Landholders

Green Energy Leases: Traps for Landholders

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While green energy offers a valuable income stream for Queensland landholders, there are some traps to be aware of. Lease…
Renewable energy: an opportunity for landholders

Renewable Energy: An Opportunity for Landholders?

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Landholders in certain areas of Queensland are experiencing an upswing in approaches by renewable energy companies. Solar and wind energy…
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New Protections for Contractors – Security of Payment Update

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On 1 October 2020, changes to the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act) came into effect…
Blue Cards

Blue Cards – What are they and what Happens if You are Refused One?

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In Queensland, a Blue Card is required to be issued to people wanting to work or volunteer with children or…
Legal Terms in Litigation

Five Common Legal Terms in Litigation

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Legal advisors often use complex terminology and it can take time for a lawyer and a client to speak the…
Best Lawyers Australia 2021

Best Lawyers in Australia, 2021 Edition

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Murdoch Lawyers is proud to announce that Special Counsel, John Lobban, has been listed in three areas of practice. Best…
Covid-19 and Insolvency Laws

Covid-19 – Changes to Insolvency Laws Come into Effect

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Our recent article outlined proposed changes to insolvency laws as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those changes…
Director’s duties in the face of insolvency

Director’s Duties in the Face of Insolvency

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Directors of a company owe a range of statutory and legal duties to the company, and the scope of a…
Insolvency

A New Debt Restructuring Package for Distressed Companies

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The Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Act 2020 (Cth) (the Act) was passed on 10 December 2020 and commenced on…
Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery Update in the Time of Covid-19

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What are my debt recovery options? Unless you hold security, your debt recovery options will depend on what type of…
Insolvency

Insolvency Trends

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A bare trustee’s power of sale and avoiding receivership appointments to sell trust assets in exercise of the right of…
Assisting Businesses through the Coronavirus – Staffing & Other Arrangements

Assisting Businesses through the Coronavirus – Staffing & Other Arrangements

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The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to have a significant impact on businesses. From disruption to supply chain,…
Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery: Individuals and Letters of Demand

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Where you are owed money by an individual or a sole trader, the first step in recovering that debt is…
illegal phoenix activity

The Introduction of a New Bill to Crack Down on Illegal Phoenix Activity

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  Illegal phoenix activity in business is more common than it should be, and a concept which the government and…

Getting Paid in the Building & Construction Industry – Are You Aware of the Changes?

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Recently, both the Subcontractors Charges Act 1974 and the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 were repealed and replaced…
Tips for making your Financial Agreement stick

Tips for Making your Financial Agreement Stick

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Entering into a Financial Agreement with your partner can be a very valuable and empowering way to make sure you…
the perils of social media in family law cases

Post in Haste, Repent at Leisure: The Perils of Social Media in Family Law Cases

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If you’re splitting from a partner, beware of the temptation to air your laundry on social media. If you do,…
binding financial agreement

Is a Financial Agreement Always Binding?

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If done correctly, parties to a financial agreement should reasonably expect to be able to rely upon their agreement in…
Binding Financial Agreement

Do you Need a Binding Financial Agreement?

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A Binding Financial Agreement is a private agreement that can be entered into by people before a de facto relationship…