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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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, these 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…
Co-Ownership Agreements

I Own Property with My Spouse/Family Member. Should I have a Property Co-Ownership Agreement in Place?

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It is commonplace nowadays for property to be purchased with another party such as a friend or family member. Due…
Estate Planning & Family Legacy

Estate Planning & Family Legacy – Change the Way You Think About Making a Will

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The idea of “doing a Will” or creating an estate plan can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where…

Clerks Award 2020 – Extension to Covid-19 Flexibility Provisions

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On 13 November 2020, the Full Court of the Fair Work Commission confirmed their decision to extend COVID-19 pandemic flexibility…
Changes to overtime for casuals

Changes to Overtime for Casuals

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On 30 October 2020, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) published a 4 year review concerning overtime for casuals under modern…
Employment

Award free employee… not any more

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On 19 August 2020, we wrote about the amendment of the Miscellaneous Award 2020 (Award) (Read Here) which significantly expanded…

Business Alert – Amendment of the Miscellaneous Award to Expand Coverage

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Recent changes to the Federal Miscellaneous Award 2020 have sought to expand the coverage of this award. The amendments remove…
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,…
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…
Koala Conservation

Developments in Koala Conservation Areas

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In response to a 2015 report that showed that koala numbers in South East Queensland have decreased by 50-80% in…
Property Law

How the New Residential Tenancy Regulation may Affect Sales and Purchases

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The Queensland Government has recently passed the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation (“the Regulation”) which is…
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…
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…
covid-19 insolvency law

COVID-19 – Insolvency Law Amendments To Be Introduced

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Yesterday, 22 March 2020, the Federal Government announced its intention to make temporary changes to insolvency laws as part of…
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…
Insolvency

Federal Government Extends Temporary Insolvency and Bankruptcy Protections

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Earlier this year, in an article we published in March 2020 (read the article here), we briefly outlined changes made…
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…
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…
Family Law

Murdoch Lawyers Claims National Recognition

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Murdoch Lawyers, Director, Andrew Crooke and Special Counsel, Yolanda Battisson have been recognised in the 2021 Doyle’s Guide Family Law in Queensland.…
Family Law

Lighthouse Project Pilot Program to be Trialled in Parramatta, Brisbane and Adelaide

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Vulnerable parties in family law proceedings will have more support thanks to a new pilot program under the Lighthouse Project.…
Parenting Arrangements

Parenting arrangements for summer school holidays

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The end of the school year is fast approaching and so is Christmas! In family law this is a time…
Family Relationships

New measures to assist Domestic Violence Victims

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Unfortunately, in domestic violence situations, it can be the case that the perpetrator may take the victim's identification documents and/or…