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 [...]

Supreme Court orders lawyers to pay costs

By | September 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 of the application. As part of the Second [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]