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Mother’s Day – 5 Tips for the Separated Dad

By | May 10th, 2018|Family Law, News, Parenting Arrangements, Separation Agreements, Single Parents|

This weekend is Mother’s Day.  And as a separated father, special occasions like Mother’s Day can often be a cause of stress, rather than a cause for celebration.  But it doesn't have to be.  BTLawyer's, Georgia Dalton, offers 5 easy tips to have a stress and conflict free Mother's Day. No “tit for tat”.  If it [...]

BTLawyers announce new Senior Associates

By | April 30th, 2018|Business Announcements, Media Release, News, Staff Announcements|

BTLawyers is pleased to announce the appointment of George Williams and Samantha Abbott as Senior Associates. George joined BTLawyers in April 2015, bringing experience working for health and not-for-profit aged care clients, as well as industry clients in retail, ports and stevedoring, and the meat processing sectors. George rapidly developed a strong reputation and personal [...]

What is the Queensland Labour Hire Licensing Act and Regulation and how does it affect you?

By | April 16th, 2018|HR/IR, Industrial Relations, News|

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (“the Act”) was passed late in 2017.  The expressed purpose of the Act is to promote integrity in the labour hire industry and prevent exploitation of labour hire workers.  However, when the Act was introduced, it raised further questions as to its scope and who would and wouldn’t be [...]

Opening of a New Regional Office in Townsville

By | April 11th, 2018|Business Announcements, News|

We are pleased to announce the opening of a regional office in Townsville, further expanding our legal service to North Queensland. “We have been working with clients in North Queensland for many years. Our team has strong ties to the community. Providing the best service in regional centres is very important to us, and an office [...]

We are searching for a brilliant thinking Graduate Lawyer

By | February 7th, 2018|Join our team, News|

About Us BTLawyers is a leading Queensland law firm specialising in insurance litigation, workers’ compensation, dispute resolution, personal and family law. We are a fast-growing law firm of brilliant, bold and balanced thinkers.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Graduate Lawyer to join our insurance team. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding service [...]

National Safe Work Month

By | October 5th, 2017|HR/IR, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

October is National Safe Work Month. Safe Work Australia has released the Key Work Health and Safety statistics for 2017 which provides data on work-related injury fatalities and work-related injury and disease. The statistics are a harsh reminder for businesses to be vigilant in implementing and promoting better safety outcomes. Did you know: * The [...]

Saving the environment one page at a time.

By | July 18th, 2017|News|

Our Brilliant Thinking team at BTLawyers have been working hard on becoming more eco-friendly through the implementation of our Paperless Project. In mid-2016, BTLawyers set a goal to reduce our printing and photocopying - we wondered how this was going to be achieved with the number of briefs and correspondence required in a law firm. [...]

Eyes Wide Shut: Employer’s liability and management of employee fatigue

By | May 9th, 2017|HR/IR, News, Staff Policies and Processes|

By Carlen Lowe and Clint Kanther You’ve got an employee who’s just finished working four straight days of 12-hour shifts. He lives five hours away. At the end of his last shift, he elects to drive home. Three hours into his journey he falls asleep at the wheel and has a single vehicle accident. As [...]

We’re seeking a Brilliant Thinking law student!

By | April 20th, 2017|Join our team, News|

Are you looking for a law firm that's full of Brilliant and Bold Thinkers for your PLT placement? The ideal candidate will undertake a Practical Legal Training placement over a period of approximately 60 days as required by your education provider, 5 days a week (or 4 for the right candidate) commencing in May. You [...]

Case Notes: McGrory v Medina Property Inc Services Pty Limited

By | December 12th, 2016|BTLawyers, Case Studies, News|

By Clint Kanther, Senior Associate McGrory v Medina Property Inc Services involved a hospitality worker lifting an ice bin.  Both liability and quantum were disputed, with the plaintiff seeking damages in excess of $285,000 for injuries that she allegedly sustained to her shoulders. Employer’s responsibility for mitigating risk Despite inconsistencies with the plaintiff's reporting as [...]