Anneliese Seymour

Anneliese is a Senior Associate in our Commercial Litigation & Insolvency Team.


After relocating from Brisbane to Toowoomba, I joined Murdoch Lawyers in September 2014 in the Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Insolvency division, and have never looked back.

My varied experience includes high-level commercial litigation, contractual disputes, banking and finance litigation, mortgage recovery actions, enforcement of securities, consumer credit and lending, corporate directors’ and shareholders’ disputes, matters under the Australian Consumer Law, estate disputes, employment litigation and building and construction litigation. In these areas, I have acted for a wide range of clients including banks and other financial institutions, small to medium commercial enterprises, universities, bodies corporate and strata organisations, builders, individuals and local government.

I also have extensive experience in the specialised area of corporate and personal insolvency and have acted for liquidators, administrators, receivers, managers and trustees in bankruptcy in conducting complex litigation and advising on matters arising under their respective appointments.

As well, I have a particular interest, and experience, in planning and environment disputes and prosecutions, where I have provided advice to and acted for bodies corporate, businesses, mining corporations, farming enterprises and individuals.

I understand the difficulties which disputes can present to businesses and individuals and in giving down to earth and practical advice to my clients, I aim to find innovative and useful solutions to assist in resolving these matters.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial litigation and dispute resolution;
  • Secured and unsecured debt recovery;
  • Corporate insolvency;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Planning & Environment;
  • Banking and Finance litigation;
  • Estate disputes;
  • Building and Construction disputes;

Qualifications & Reputation

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – College of Law
  • Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor – High Court of Australia 

Presentations & papers

  • Seymour, A. (2008) The Passing of risk in contracts for sale in Roman law and Australian law: A comparative perspective. Queensland Law Student Review, 1 1: 27-35.
  • Presenter at Community Titles Institute of Queensland, ‘Associated Acts’ Seminar (July 2011), “The Environmental Protection Act – An Overview”.
  • Presenter at Australian Securities and Investment Commission ‘Consumer Credit Legislation Training – Enhancements’ Roadshow, Toowoomba (March 2014).
  • Presenter at the 2014 Legal Aid / Queensland Council of Social Service forum, Brisbane (March 2014), “Mortgage Stress”.
  • Presenter at the 2014 Financial Counselling Australia Conference, Melbourne (May 2014), “For Profit Financial Difficulty Businesses”, and “Selected Casework Issues – unfair contract terms, debt recovery issues, and consumer leases”.
  • Presenter at Master Builders Queensland Women in Building forum, Toowoomba (February 2017), “Tips for protecting your family assets from business risks”.


  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Downs & South Western Queensland Law Association


Is the Verbal Agreement I Made Legally Binding?

A contract is legally binding when: A party makes an offer; The offer is accepted by the other parties; The…

Read More

Do I Have to Go to Court to Resolve My Dispute?

There is a common misconception that parties must go to Court to resolve a dispute. It is certainly true that…

Read More

How to Resolve Commercial Contract Disputes

If you’re like most business owners, then its probably likely that at some point in the journey you have had…

Read More

Family Provision Claims

A spouse, child, or dependent may be aggrieved by the inadequate provision in the will of a deceased person. Section…

Read More

What are the Main Consequences of Bankruptcy?

If you become bankrupt, either by a creditor petitioning for your bankruptcy or by the filing of your own bankruptcy…

Read More


Anneliese Seymour - Commercial Litigation & Insolvency Solicitor

Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 4616 9827