Property Termination Notices – Risks and Pitfalls

By |2019-03-14T11:15:49+10:00March 14th, 2019|Commercial|

Have you ever been threatened with an unfair eviction notice? While most landlords understand standard notice periods and will work with the tenant to come to an amicable arrangement, sometimes landlords don’t follow the rules.  BTLawyers recently represented a client who was served with a notice to evict their [...]

To Sue or Not to Sue?

By |2019-02-19T18:09:13+10:00January 29th, 2019|Commercial|

Have a debtor that won’t respond to your emails/calls? Here are five factors to consider before jumping into litigation to recover that debt.  Do I have a good case?  Determining whether you have strong prospects of recovery is assessed on a “case by case” basis. This will depend on a number of factors, including:  [...]

Alan Jones, 2GB and 4GB ordered to pay $3.7m damages in defamation case

By |2019-02-28T18:05:38+10:00September 17th, 2018|Commercial, Defamation, Litigation, News|

The Supreme Court of Queensland has ordered the well-known radio host Alan Jones to pay damages to the Wagner Family for a number of defamatory remarks he broadcasted in relation to the Grantham Floods that occurred in January 2011. Justice Flanagan was scathing of Jones, noting that he had continued [...]

Supreme Court orders lawyers to pay costs

By |2019-02-28T18:06:45+10:00September 11th, 2018|BTLawyers, Case Studies, Commercial, Litigation|

Justice Davis has ordered that an unsuccessful applicants’ lawyers pay the legal costs of the other parties instead of their clients. In the recent Supreme Court judgement of PJM & Ors v AML & Anor [2018] QSC 204, Justice Davis was highly critical of the lawyers’ conduct [...]

BTLawyers defends right to protect anonymous blogger’s identity

By |2019-02-28T18:14:27+10:00August 27th, 2018|Commercial, Defamation, Media Release, News, Privacy|

On Friday, BTLawyers was successful in our defence of an attack on the sanctity of legal privilege and right to free speech and fair comment on public affairs in Australia. BTLawyers represented an anonymous blogger who operates a website providing robust commentary on Australian business and the conduct of publicly [...]