The gift of moving on

By | February 14th, 2019|Family Law|

Whilst not the most romantic topic to discuss or think about around Valentine’s Day, taking steps to finalise your property settlement might be the best gift you can give yourself this year.  Finalising these issues will give you a sense of empowerment and freedom, and let’s face it, you don’t [...]

Employee Successfully Sues Employer for Sexual Assault by On-call Caretaker

By | February 13th, 2019|Case Studies, Other|

In the recent decision of Oaks Hotels & Resorts Ltd v Knauer & Ors¹, the Queensland Court of Appeal found an employer vicariously liable for its employee sexually assaulting another worker. Background Ms Knauer was employed as a guest services agent by a wholly owned subsidiary of Oaks Hotels & [...]

To Sue or Not to Sue?

By | January 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:  [...]

Family Law Event – Parenting Coordination – 14 February, 2019

By | January 21st, 2019|News|

Join us for our first Family Law Workshop for 2019 to explore Parenting Coordination, the growth of this exciting development in Australia, and how it may impact or be implemented by your practice. Parenting Coordination is a child-centred process for conflicted, divorced and divorcing parents. It is a form of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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” - [...]

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. [...]