5 Fails When You Buy

By | January 10th, 2019|Case Studies, Conveyancing, News|

When buying a property, many people believe the hard work is done once you’ve signed the contract to purchase.  Unfortunately, there are still many hurdles to negotiate before you are handed the keys to your new property. You may already have your conveyancing to-do list, however here are five common mistakes that we have come [...]

BTLawyers / ASIEQ Event – 7 February, 2019

By | January 9th, 2019|News|

You are invited to the first ASIEQ event of 2019 BTLawyers is thrilled to have secured well known orthopaedic surgeon and lower limb expert, Dr David Hayes as guest presenter for the first ASIEQ breakfast seminar of 2019. Admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian college of Surgeons in 1999, Dr Hayes specialises in [...]

Job Opportunity – Family Lawyer

By | December 11th, 2018|Join our team|

FAMILY LAWYER PAE 1-3 YEARS BTLawyers is looking for a dedicated and energetic family lawyer who is passionate about taking their career to the next level. BTLawyers is a modern and innovative legal practice.  BTLawyers has a full-service family and personal law department.  We also provide a range of legal services in business and workplace [...]

BTLawyers features in 2018 Doyles Guide

By | December 4th, 2018|Awards, News|

Congratulations to Bruce Thomas, Kerrie Jackson and Georgina Wong who were individually recognised in the Doyle's Guide list of Leading Workers Compensation & WorkCover Lawyers (Defendant) - Queensland 2018. Bruce has again been recognised as one of only three Preeminent Lawyers in Queensland, Kerrie joins the list again as a Leading Lawyer, and a special [...]

7 Reasons to Update your Will

By | December 4th, 2018|News|

A recent survey found that approximately 52% of Australians do not have a current Will. Just to be clear, that is 9.9 million people that do not have this vital legal document! So why not? Well, it turns out:    34% have put it in the “too hard basket” - dangerous  14% think they don’t [...]

BTLawyers Supporting Abortion Law Reform with Donation to Children by Choice

By | October 8th, 2018|Family Law, News|

BTLawyers is making a stance in supporting fundamental women’s rights, with a substantial donation to Children by Choice. Over the last few months BTLawyers have been fundraising to support Children by Choice, a non-profit organisation committed to providing unbiased information on all unplanned pregnancy options including adoption, abortion and parenting. The money raised from the [...]

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

By | September 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 to repeat a number of [...]

BTLawyers defends right to protect anonymous blogger’s identity

By | August 27th, 2018|Commercial, Defamation, Media Release, News, Privacy|

On Friday, BTLawyers, led by Principal Clint Kanther, were 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 [...]

What does the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces mean for employers?

By | July 4th, 2018|HR/IR, News, Staff Policies and Processes|

By John Salter, BTLawyers HR Consultant In a move which has the potential to impact on all employers and their work sites, a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces has been announced by the sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins. It is being strongly supported by the Federal Government which is providing significant public [...]

A Step in the Right Direction – Ban on Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Cross-Examining Victims

By | July 4th, 2018|Domestic Violence, Family Law, News|

By Georgia Dalton, BTLawyers Family Law Solicitor Last week, the Federal Government introduced the long overdue Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 into the House of Representatives, implementing a ban on perpetrators of domestic violence cross-examining their ex-partners. Specifically, the Bill proposes the following amendments to the Family Law Act: [...]