Business as usual – our response

March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

To our valued clients, colleagues and friends, we wanted to let you know that we’re business as usual here at Wilson Lawyers. During such uncertain times, our service commitment to [...]

Instalment Contracts – the hidden menace to property Sellers

March 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why it is commonly accepted that a Deposit on a property contract should never exceed 10%* of the Purchase Price? The answer is: to prevent the [...]

Congratulations, Michele!

February 10th, 2020|0 Comments

We're super proud to share with you all that our Michele Davis has been selected as a Finalist for the "Proctor - Best Feature Article Award" at the Queensland Law Society Annual [...]

New Verification of Identity Standards introduced

November 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Recently, new Verification of Identity standard were introduced for signing Titles Office forms. These Titles Office Forms are necessary to complete many property transactions in Queensland, including conveyances, leases [...]

‘Key Person’ planning, because no one is ‘youer’ than you

October 31st, 2019|0 Comments

There is no one alive who is Youer than YouDr Suess Commonly, we are too busy to live in anything but the moment. Business is disrupted by so many things [...]

Certificates of Title Redundant, effective 1 Oct 2019

September 29th, 2019|0 Comments

From 1 October 2019, paper Certificates of Title (otherwise known as “Title Deeds”) will no longer have legal effect in Queensland. As it currently stands, 11% of Queensland properties have [...]

Our committment to aged care

September 12th, 2019|0 Comments

We are excited to announce our Affiliate membership with Leading Age Services Australia (LASA). For those that are not aware, our Michele Davis, Head of Succession & Elder Law practice group here [...]

Titanic Tenant Trouble: what happens if your Pty Ltd tenant ‘goes under’?

July 31st, 2019|0 Comments

The last thing a landlord wants to hear is that their tenant is experiencing financial trouble. It creates uncertainty and potentially affects the landlord’s revenue stream from that property. What [...]

Congratulations, Lauren!

April 8th, 2019|0 Comments

The Directors of Wilson Lawyers are pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Austin as an Associate. Lauren joined Wilson Lawyers as a law student in 2012 and progressed to [...]

New Legislative Amendments for Attorneys

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

While no person expects, nor wishes, to experience a lack of capacity, the very real fact of life is that they may.  Incapacity can be long term or short term and can impact everyone quite differently. [...]

Are you a unit buyer, owner, seller or body corporate manager? New building cladding requirements might catch bodies corporate by surprise

March 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

In October 2018, the Queensland government introduced a mandatory process to identify buildings which were built with “combustible cladding” (that is, building material particularly susceptible to fire events). Building owners [...]

Superannuation planning has never been so critical

February 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Superannuation is a bit of a sleeping giant. It is something most Australian's have in their portfolio of interests for purposes such as receiving retirement benefits and, in some cases, death benefit and other [...]

Hidden Defects in Apartments: who is liable and how can I protect myself?

January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

As the fallout from the Opal Tower Apartment Building in Sydney continues, many apartment owners are starting to wonder what would happen if latent building defects, such as those which [...]

Artifact: ‘Casual’ employees may no longer be casual

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

We handle various types of commercial matters and disputes at Wilson Lawyers.  Although employment law is not one of our practice areas, this case regarding casual employment struck our team as [...]

Approved Forms released for new Retirement Village regime

December 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Last year saw a huge change of the Retirement Villages Act; both for operators and residents. On 30 November 2018, the Retirement Villages Regulation 2018 was notified and will commence from 1 February [...]

Superannuation Complaints Tribunal is no more

November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has replaced the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal from 1 November 2018. According to the SCT's statement on the changes, the SCT will continue to work with superannuation [...]

Bank Guarantees v Security Deposits: Which is Better for Landlords?

August 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The choice of security under a lease is an important decision for a landlord. If a tenant defaults or breaches its obligations under the lease then the landlord can call [...]

5 Reasons to Think About Your Estate Planning Yesterday

July 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Estate planning means something different for everyone.  In the simplest of terms, it can mean having a valid Will and Enduring Power of Attorney.  In the most complex of terms, [...]

Welcome Michele Davis as Head of Succession & Elder Law

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Wilson Lawyers is very excited to welcome Michele Davis as  Head of Succession & Elder Law practice group. Michele is an expert in succession law and one of the most [...]

REIQ v ADL Contracts – Which should I sign?

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

If you are looking to buy or sell residential property in Queensland, one of two forms of contract are likely to be used: “REIQ” or “ADL”. REIQ contracts are more [...]

Landlords need to get Notices to Remedy Breach exactly right

June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

When a landlord wants to “get serious” about a tenant’s rental arrears or other breaches, the landlord will often need to prepare and serve a “Notice to Remedy Breach” (NTRB) [...]

Review of Tighe & Anor v Pike & Ors [2016] QCA 353

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

CASE REVIEW The obligation of a subsequent owner of land to comply with conditions of a development approval (“DA”) was considered by the Queensland Court of Appeal in Tighe & [...]

New Law About Recovering Land Tax From Tenants!

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The Queensland Court of Appeal delivered a decision on 6 September 2016 that will create shock waves for tenants. From 1 January 1992 until 2009, landlords could not recover land [...]

Review of JLF Corporation v Matos [2016] QCA 355

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Compliance with the requirements of the exercise of an option was considered by the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Queensland in JLF Corporation Pty Ltd v Matos [...]

Retail Shop Leases Update

May 28th, 2017|0 Comments

A tenant’s liability under the lease doesn’t go away after the business is sold and the buyer has taken over the lease. If the buyer defaults under the lease after [...]