Brontë Shaddock

Brontë is a Lawyer in our Business and Employment Team.

Biography

Prior to moving to Brisbane in 2011 to study and work, I lived in Toowoomba for most of my life, graduating from St Ursula’s College in 2010. I am enjoying being back ‘on the hill’ and working with a range of established and new businesses within our region.

I am a lover of all things design and styling, and run a small side business hiring designer dresses to clients across Australia (mainly to fund my online shopping addiction). I am a keen runner and love attending parkruns on the weekends – followed by the occasional breaky mimosa.

I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2017 with a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Arts before being admitted to practice in Queensland in 2018.

During my studies, I worked as a research clerk at a top-tier Brisbane firm, and was fortunate enough to travel to Boston for a semester to study Intellectual Property and Public International Law at Harvard University.

After completing my degrees I was offered and accepted a graduate position with the same top-tier Brisbane firm before returning to Toowoomba in 2018.

I have worked in a broad range of practice areas, including Intellectual Property, Litigation, Employment, Work Health and Safety and Commercial/Business. My experience to date includes assisting clients with:

  • the sale and purchase of businesses and assets;
  • advices on various aspects of the Personal Properties Securities Act and Corporations Act;
  • contracts and subcontracts
  • credit terms and terms of trade;
  • advice regarding labour hire licensing;
  • employment advice relating to award coverage, underpayments, terminations, employment agreements and work health and safety;
  • litigation and dispute resolution.

Practice Areas

  • Sale & purchase of businesses and assets
  • Personal Property and Securities (PPS)
  • Contracts, subcontracts & agreements
  • Labour hire licencing
  • Employment including:
    • Award coverage
    • Underpayments
    • Terminations
    • Employment agreements
    • Work health & safety
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Qualifications & Reputation

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws(Hons), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland

Associations

  • Member of Queensland Law Society
  • Member of Downs and South Western Queensland Law Association
  • Member of Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Future Leaders

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Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 4616 9850