Could a food allergy be fatal to your customers and business?

By | October 19th, 2017|HR/IR, Litigation, News|

By Carlen Lowe One in 20 children and about 2 in 100 adults suffer from food allergies.  Most allergies are not severe and many cease to be an issue with age.  Allergies to peanut, tree nut, seed and seafood however can cause a severe life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis. Your business may become liable for [...]

Do I really need a Solicitor for a conveyance?

By | October 19th, 2017|Conveyancing, News|

By Lacey Payne When purchasing or buying a property it is important to take appropriate steps in collating your documentation and affairs to ensure a smooth end to end process.  Engaging a professional to take care of your conveyance will be beneficial to your legal transaction ensuring any issues are resolved quickly and thoroughly. Although [...]

Is just about anything a Will these days?

By | October 18th, 2017|News, Wills and Estates|

By Dani Jones The recent decision of Re Nichol; Nichol v Nichol and Anor [2017] QSC 220 has received a significant amount of media attention over the past few weeks. The recent Supreme Court decision resulted in an unsent text message being classified as a Will and admitted for probate. A brief overview of the [...]

Powers of Attorney

By | October 10th, 2017|News, Wills and Estates|

By Dani Jones WHAT ARE THEY?  HOW DO THEY WORK?  AND DO I REALLY NEED ONE? A Power of Attorney is a document that enables someone to make decisions for you whilst you are alive.  There are two types of Powers of Attorney, an Enduring Power of Attorney and a General Power of Attorney. The [...]

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 [...]

Case Summary: Trumino v Coles Group Ltd

By | September 28th, 2017|News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Tristan Higham  Trumino v Coles Group Ltd [2017] QSC 211 involved the applicant who was a worker for the respondent and was injured as a result of a slip and fall on frozen water in one of the store’s freezer storage rooms, sustaining injuries to his lower back and subsequently developed further symptoms including [...]

Turnbull Government raises the bar for employment records.

By | September 6th, 2017|HR/IR, News|

By John Salter The Federal Government has passed new legislation which will make the completion and retention of accurate records by Employers of all matters associated with employment more important than it has ever been. It has also extended the obligations of franchisors to ensure their franchisees are properly paying employees and keeping up to [...]

Queensland seeks to tighten its workplace health and safety framework following tragedies.

By | August 23rd, 2017|HR/IR, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Carlen Lowe. Following the workplace tragedy at Eagle Farm Racecourse and the heartbreaking incident at Dreamworld last year, the Palaszczuk Government conducted a review into the current Work Health and Safety (WHS) framework. Under the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017, the government has proposed legislative changes to create a [...]

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. [...]

When should I update or review my Will?

By | July 17th, 2017|News, Wills and Estates|

By Dani Jones With personal circumstances forever changing and the majority of us being time poor, for most people it has been quite some time since they last looked at their Will or even thought about it. Quite often I talk to clients who prepared a Will 20 years ago when they were first married [...]