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.

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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…
Doyles

Murdoch Lawyers Once Again Recognised By Doyle’s Guide

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Some good news for the team in recent weeks with some more 2020 Doyle’s Guide listings: Tom has been named…
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…
Local Government Employer Update

Local Government Employer Update

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The recent decision of Deputy President Merrell in Bentzen-v-Hinchinbrook Shire Council on 13 May 2021, is an important reminder for…
workplace

Can you require an employee not to share certain work matters with their spouse/partner?

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In a recent decision of Goss-v-Health Generation Pty Ltd FWC 1751 the Fair Work Commission (Commission) found on 30 March…
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…
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,…
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…
New-Protections-For-Contractors

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…
solar and wind farm

Solar and wind farm lease considerations

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Tony Randall, Murdoch Lawyers Director and Property Law Accredited Specialist has shared his thoughts on Solar Wind Farm Lease Considerations…
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…
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…
Separation

We have separated. Now what?

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Separation can be an extremely difficult time for most people and separation can naturally bring on a wide array of…