The Impact of Divorce on a Business or Company

By Aleena Mills – Lawyer at MBA Lawyers   Divorce and separation can be extremely unsettling at the best of times, let alone when the couple are both business or company owners. Not only does the separation impact the parties’ ownership, but there are broader effects on third-party stakeholders in the business/company and even employees.    … Continued

How are Trusts treated in a Divorce/Separation? 

By Joelene Seaton – Partner – QLS Accredited Specialist – Family Law at MBA Lawyers     There is a popular belief that holding assets in trusts offer protection from various legal issues, and indeed there are many benefits to holding assets in trusts. Many people also utilise trusts for tax advantages, as they can provide a … Continued

How to Apply for a Consent Order

By Joelene Seaton – Partner – QLS Accredited Specialist – Family Law at MBA Lawyers Are you and your ex-partner able to agree on how to share your financial assets/property and parenting arrangements after separation? If so, you can formalise the agreement using a family law consent order.  Consent Orders are written agreements between two … Continued

How An Offer Can Make You Money

By Mitchell Clark – Partner at MBA Lawyers In my lengthy career (over 30 years), I have many times encountered the situation of saying to someone who has a genuine avenue for claiming compensation, that it is uncertain whether the financial result would accord with the personal stress of running a legal case combined with the … Continued

Fair Work Commission increases the Minimum Wage

By Sewar Mitanis, Senior Associate and Emily Leishman-Crerar, Lawyer  The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) expert panel has this morning published its ruling on the minimum wage review for 2022. Wage Increases The FWC panel concluded that the changes in the current economic climate within Australia weigh in favour of an increase in the national minimum … Continued

Let’s Talk About Legal Costs

By Mitchell Clark – Partner at MBA Lawyers   Wary about engaging a lawyer because of the cost involved? Thinking about paying $440 per hour including GST (sometimes higher!) can be daunting, and for good reason may create caution about undertaking a legal case, even in situations where there are genuine grounds. Are there ways … Continued

MBA Lawyers selected for two Queensland local government panels

  MBA Lawyers selected for both Local Buy and Longreach Regional Council’s Pre-Qualified Professional Services Panel MBA Lawyers has been selected as a preferred legal services provider for two Queensland local government panels: Local Buy (LB311) and Longreach Regional Council’s Pre-Qualified Professional Services Panel (LRC112021). Local Buy Local Buy (www.localbuy.net.au) was established by the Local … Continued

Everything you need to know about Family Dispute Resolution

By Joelene Seaton – Partner – QLS Accredited Specialist – Family Law at MBA Lawyers     Separating parents can only make a Court application after giving family dispute resolution (FDR) a try. With parenting matters, FDR is mandatory before filing a court application. Dispute resolution encompasses many things and is often done before and … Continued

Securing Payment with a Subcontractors’ Charge

By Peter Waller – Special Counsel – QLS Accredited Specialist – Commercial Litigation at MBA Lawyers     With tightening conditions in the construction industry and several high-profile insolvencies, it is a good time to be reminded of options available to contractors and subcontractors to secure payments owed. A subcontractors’ charge provides a way for … Continued