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.

Latest News

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…

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…
Casual Employment Terms

Changes to Casual Employment Terms

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On Friday 26 March 2021, the Fair Work Act 2009 was amended to change workplace rights and obligations for casual…
Annualised Wage Reconciliations

Have You Started Your Annualised Wage Reconciliations?

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Now is the time and you need to get it right! On 1 March 2020, many modern awards implemented annualised…

The End of JobKeeper

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The JobKeeper Subsidy Scheme enters its final fortnight on 15 March 2021 with the final payment to employers participating in…
Can you monitor your employees in the workplace?

Can you Monitor your Employees in the Workplace?

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Surveillance device technologies have become increasingly common in the workplace and can be used for fraud prevention, protecting the health…
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,…
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 – 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…
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…

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 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…
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…

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…
Easter Brief

The Easter Brief

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The Easter holidays can often present difficulties for separated parents to navigate as they are the first school holidays of…

New Year… New Start?

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If you have resolved that 2021 is the year to end your relationship and make a fresh start, there are…