- Business & Company law
- Property Law and Conveyancing
- Estate Planning and Administration
- Enduring Power Of Attorney & Advanced Health Directive
- Estate Administration
- Criminal Law
- Construction & Infrastructure
- Commercial Litigation
- Drink Driving
Our corporate law team provides high quality value adding corporate law advice to sophisticated clients undertaking corporate transactions
Our corporate law advisory expertise includes advice on:
- Mergers and acquisitions;
- The Corporations Act 2001;
- Director’s duties;
- Market disclosure requirements;
- Compliance with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cwth);
- Corporate Governance;
- Capital raisings.
- Information Memorandum
- Due Diligence
- Asset Sale Agreements
- Share Sale Agreements
- Stamp Duty
- Financing (debt and equity);
- Joint Ventures;
- Shareholder Agreements;
- Advice on requirements for Foreign Investment Review Board (“FIRB”) approvals;
QC Law has significant experience in acting in the property arena
Our experience includes acting for Sellers and Buyers from first home Buyers where one of our experienced staff will walk you through the process, first time investor to the experienced investor, the overseas investor including large scale developments and off the plan sales and purchases. You will be provided and all inclusive quote so there are NO surprises.
One of our experienced Solicitors is always available to you.
Our experienced staff are also available to you for not only Queensland Conveyancing but also interstate Conveyancing including New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. One of our Senior Partners (Kim Oldroyd) has had over 10 years experience in New South Wales in both large and small scale Property firms. When it comes time to attend settlement we use only the highest of standing settlement agents or solicitors at no extra cost to you. Your will be quoted an all inclusive fee.
Off the Plan Purchases, Sales and Subdivisional Land
Our team have extensive experience in acting for both the Seller and the Buyer in respect of Off the Plan Purchases, Sales and Subdivisions. Our team also has extensive experience in acting for Developers in Sub divisional land transactions.
What Is A Will
A Will is one of the most important legal documents you will ever sign and have prepared in your lifetime. Your Will states your intentions of what is to happen after your death in respect of all types of assets as well as guardianship of children as well as disposal of your body whether burial or cremation.
Our Wills and Estates team will ensure that the right assets are distributed to the right people at the right time.
A Will also appoints somebody (known as your Executor and Trustee) to carry out your wishes as contained within your Will.
In order for your Will to be a valid Will, it must be in writing and signed by you in the presence of two adult (being 18 years of older) witnesses who must also be present at the time of signing your Will. Separately neither of the two witnesses can be beneficiaries under your Will. If these careful processes are not carried out then your Will is at the risk of being invalid.
Who should have a Will and when should it be updated?
If you are over the 18 year of age we recommend that you have a Will.
Your Will should be reviewed every two years or when a life changing event (since your last will) has occurred such as:
What if I die without a Will?
If you die without making a will (or having a valid will) you are known to die intestate. The outcome of dying intestate can be very onerous on your family and loved ones and can be very costly. This can simply be avoided by having a valid will prepared on your behalf.
QC Law can assist you in succession planning.
We can advise across a wide range of areas including testamentary and bloodline trusts to ensure that your estate remains well protected within your family
We are also highly experienced in estate administration. We can assist executors in obtaining grans of probate and to distributed deceased estates.
We are also experienced in other areas of estate administration. For instance when a person dies intestate, we can assist in obtaining a grant of letters of administration, so that the deceased persons estate can be distributed according to the priorities contained in the Succession Act.
We are also able to assist people require further provision from a deceased estate. We are highly experienced in negotiating these matters and also in conducting litigation before the Supreme Court for the provision of a person from the estate of a deceased family member.
What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and do I need one?
An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) appoints someone you trust (known as your Attorney) to make decisions on your behalf in the event that you are die or become incapacitated in a way that you are unable to make decisions for yourself. These decisions can be financial, medical or both. You can also appoint more than one attorney and they can be appointed jointly and/or severally.
Your EPOA can begin immediately for financial matters, or at a nominated date or when you become incapable to handling your own personal matters as described in a medical certificate by your doctor. Your health matters only begin when you are incapable of making those decisions for yourself.
What is an Advanced Health Directive?
An Advance Health Directive is a document that states your wishes or directions regarding your future health care for various medical conditions. It comes into effect only if you are unable to make your own decisions. You may wish your directive to apply at any time when you are unable to decide for yourself, or you may want it to apply only if you are terminally ill.
Can anyone make an Advance Health Directive?
Yes, anyone who is over eighteen years of age and is capable of understanding the nature of their directions and foreseeing the effects of those directions can generally make an Advance Health Directive.
What do I need to consider before making an Advance Health Directive?
You should think clearly about what you would want your medical treatment to achieve if you become ill. For example:
The purpose of an Advance Health Directive is to give you confidence that your wishes regarding health care will be carried out if you cannot speak for yourself. However, a request for euthanasia would not be followed, as this would be in breach of the law.
What is Estate Administration?
Once a person has deceased and holds a valid Will, all assets owned by the deceased person vests in the Executor named under the Will. Where a deceased person dies intestate (that is without a valid will), then the responsible person to administer the Estate is governed by the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules (UCPR). In most cases the role will be that of the surviving spouse and then children of the deceased.
During the Administration of the Estate, the Executor has a number of legal and practical roles and responsibilities which include:
Estate Administration can be a simple or quite complex process. Our team are here to guide you through the process.
Our Criminal lawyer is experienced in all jurisdictions. Criminal Law is expansive and encompasses a wide variety of offences.
Our criminal team understand that being charged with a criminal offence can have significant effects on ones life. Some of the types of matters in which we handle are:
Traffic Matters including
- Driving Under the Influence
- Drug Driving
- Dangerous Driving
- Disqualified Driving
- Unlicenced Driving
- Assaults and Offences of Violence
- Burglary & Break & Enter Offences
The expertise of our Construction and Infrastructure group covers a broad range of industry sectors, project delivery models and legal practice areas
Our Construction and Infrastructure group is experienced in advising clients operating in a range of industry sectors, including:
Types of infrastructure projects
Our lawyers have experience providing advice on the following classes of infrastructure:
Our team comprises lawyers experienced in both “front end” and “back end” construction matters. Typically our lawyers specialise in either one or the other of these areas.
Our front end lawyers are not limited to the preparation of traditional forms of construction contracts. They also have skills to meet the sophisticated commercial arrangements underpinning infrastructure projects, including joint ventures, procurement contracts, services agreements, facilities management agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, long term infrastructure leases, long term supply agreements and construction finance.
Our “back end” lawyers have experience covering all types of dispute resolution procedures. We have an excellent reputation for providing effective dispute avoidance strategies and also the resources to conduct large litigation matters.
Project delivery methods
Our team is experienced in a broad range of project delivery models including:
Front end expertise
Our lawyers are experienced in acting for principals, contractors, consultants and financiers in the following areas of expertise:
Our commercial litigation team provides commercially astute, results driven, high quality legal advice in the areas of:
Our lawyers appear in all jurisdictions including QCAT, Magistrates, District, Supreme and Federal Courts. We have aligned ourselves with Mediators and Arbitrators.
Depending on your drink driving charges, whether this is a first offence, your traffic record and/or criminal record; goal is a possibility. Drink Driving offences are outlined in Depending on the circumstances of the offence, your traffic record and your criminal record, gaol may be a possibility.
Drink Driving is also categorised into 3 categories or ranges:
A ‘second offence’ is defined as a ‘second offence’ if it is your second or subsequent major offence within a period of 5 years. Repeat offending, including repeat drink driving offences, will inevitably bring you closer to full – time custody.
What is a Section 10, and can I get one for Mid- Range PCA
A Section 10 is where no conviction is recorded. Under a Section 10 it means that despite a plea of guilty, no conviction is recorded and you do not face a licence disqualification period.
To give the best chance at a Section 10 you should obtain some character references that refer to your prior good character, your need for a licence, financial circumstances and any other relevant matters that may assist in the Section 10 application. You should also complete the Traffic Offenders Program. Usually, the police will suspend your licence as soon as you are charged. The court will also consider the time that you have spent off the road in their decision to grant a Section 10.
Section 10s are not readily provided and you will need to obtain good legal representation and we can assist you here.