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 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, we 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 look 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 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 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 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.
  • Energy and Resources
    Our expert Energy and Resources legal team are here to help landholders navigate the complex coal seam gas, mining and renewable energy industries. With decades of combined experience, our team are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive and sound legal advice to ensure they remain at the forefront of a constantly evolving energy and resources industry.
  • Agribusiness
    For over 20 years, our team has assisted our agribusiness clients throughout the Darling Downs, Lockyer Valley, Maranoa, South West Queensland, Central Queensland and beyond. We advise primary producers and related businesses in all aspects of property, commercial, succession planning and private legal matters.

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

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Property Co-ownership Agreements – Part 1

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A standard Property Co-ownership Agreement will provide both of you with the benefit of certainty around the process to be…
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Moving in with your adult children? How a granny flat agreement can protect you.

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Are you and your family thinking about a granny flat arrangement? A well-drafted agreement can help you protect your interests,…
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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…
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The dangers of ignoring FWO compliance notices

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The Fair Work Ombudsman has released information about a recent prosecution that act as a reminder for employers to ensure…
Right of entry breaches ends in a hefty fine for CFMMEU

Right of entry breaches ends in a hefty fine for CFMMEU

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The FWO has successfully prosecuted the CFMMEU, with the Federal Court imposing collective penalties of $328,000. Included in that total…
Regular audits and maintenance of employment records essential to ensuring ongoing compliance with workforce laws

Regular audits and maintenance of employment records essential to ensuring ongoing compliance with workforce laws

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The Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has issued a media release about it commencing legal action against the…
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Employers, why it pays to be across Australian workforce laws

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Compliance with labour laws is an essential part of operating a business in Australia. The Fair Work Ombudsman’s role is…
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New Director Resignation Laws Address Illegal Phoenix Activity

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Earlier this year the Corporations Act was amended in an effort to further clamp down on illegal phoenix activity by…
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…
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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…
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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…
Sellers Beware: Timing of ATO Clearance Certificates may be putting your future plans at risk

Sellers Beware: Timing of ATO Clearance Certificates may be putting your future plans at risk

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A short settlement period means you get the sale proceeds in your hands quicker, right? Not always. The ATO presumes…
Deeds and electronic signatures in a COVID-19 environment

Deeds and electronic signatures in a COVID-19 environment

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Technology has been moving at a rapid rate within the conveyancing industry as we try to find innovative ways to…
Is your property ready for the next stage of the smoke alarm rollout?

Is your property ready for the next stage of the smoke alarm rollout?

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Background Following the 2011 Slacks Creek house fire which remains Australia’s worst fatal house fire, the Queensland Government introduced changes…
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.…
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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…
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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…
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…
Insolvency - Recent Changes

Insolvency – Recent Changes & What You Need To Know

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There have been a number of recent changes to laws in the corporate insolvency area which will affect company directors…
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…
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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…
Building & Construction Lawyers Toowoomba

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…
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What are my Debt Recovery Options?

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Unless you hold security, your debt recovery options will depend on what type of entity owes you the debt, the…
Changes to Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) in effect from 6 May 2024

Changes to Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) in effect from 6 May 2024

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There have been some recent changes to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (hereafter referred to as “the Act”), which came into…
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Stay clear of social media in family law

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Many of us have given in to the temptation to hop onto social media and voice a complaint. But when…
What is a Defacto Relationship - Family Lawyers Toowoomba & Brisbane

What is a Defacto Relationship and Why Does it Matter?

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What constitutes a family has changed over the years. Couples can be married or defacto but to the outside world…
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Moving in with your adult children? What a granny flat agreement should cover

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A well-drafted granny flat agreement should be clear about each parties’ expectations and obligations. It should make provision for future…
The vital role of specialised legal advice when negotiating agreements

The vital role of specialised legal advice when negotiating agreements

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As Queensland's energy landscape evolves, landholders face increasingly complex negotiations with developers seeking to harness the state's rich natural resources,…
Understanding the Legal Complexities of Indemnities in Energy and Resource Agreements

Understanding the Legal Complexities of Indemnities in Energy and Resource Agreements

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Indemnities are an important consideration when negotiating agreements in the energy and resources sphere. They serve as a mechanism to…
Navigating the Land Access Code

Navigating the Land Access Code

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Land access is a crucial issue for landholders in Queensland, especially when it comes to negotiating access agreements with resource…
Renewable Energy Opportunities: A Toolkit for Queensland Landholders

Renewable Energy Opportunities: A Toolkit for Queensland Landholders

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As Queensland continues to embrace renewable energy initiatives, landholders across the state are presented with new opportunities and challenges. In…