BTLawyers names new Chief Executive Officer

By | June 20th, 2018|Business Announcements, Media Release, News, Staff Announcements|

BTLawyers is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Nielsen as Chief Executive Officer. Andrew joins the BTLawyers team in this newly created role, bringing with him a wealth of experience in professional service firms both in Australia and overseas. In addition to a number of senior management positions in the corporate world, Andrew has [...]

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 [...]

South Australian Court of Appeal sets new high water mark for exemplary/punitive damages in asbestos cases.

By | February 13th, 2018|Black Lung and Dust Diseases, Case Studies, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Tristan Higham Amaca v Latz [2017] SASCFC 145 Background The plaintiff was diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma in October 2016. He alleged he contracted the disease as a result of his exposure to products manufactured by James Hardie and Coy Pty Ltd (“James Hardie”), between 1976 and 1977 when he constructed a fence on his [...]

It no longer stays

By | February 13th, 2018|News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By SiSi Soong On 31 August 2017 the Queensland Government enacted the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation (Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (“Act”). The well-known purposes of the Act are to provide stronger workers’ compensation protection for black lung workers and improve the electrical safety licensing framework. However, the Act impacts beyond [...]

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 [...]

Pre-employment Medicals

By | February 6th, 2018|HR/IR, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Carlen Lowe Employers owe a high duty of care to its employees and a pre-employment medical examination may go towards fulfilling those obligations.  Such assessments can: Confirm an applicant is able to perform the inherent requirements of the role; Allow an employer to account for any disabilities, impairments, and pre-existing medical conditions an applicant [...]

Back to work and the year ahead

By | January 29th, 2018|HR/IR, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Samantha Abbott With a new work year ahead and potentially new workers on board, it is a prudent time for businesses to review their workplace health and safety systems and ensure workers are properly inducted, trained and supervised in their role. Equally it is important to review plant and equipment to ensure it is [...]