Our Blog

At fc lawyers we’re strong believers in giving back, we believe that we need to take an active role in the greater community to help create a better world for not just us, but everyone. Scroll down and see how we are continually engaging in the community to make a true difference.

compulsory acquisition property lawyers landowner solicitor queensland residential law firm

What are your legal rights when your land or property is being resumed through Compulsory Acquisition?

Why would my land be resumed? With the many major infrastructure projects (such as construction of new roads and busways) currently being undertaken across Queensland, many landowners are having part,…

Read more
commercial disputes mediation lawyers arbitration litigation solicitors brisbane queensland

Commercial Disputes – Arbitration, Mediation or Litigation?

What are your options should you find yourself in a dispute with: your landlord or body corporate over the conditions of your office suite or real property; or a customer…

Read more
whistleblower policy disclosure protections charity not-for-profit company lawyers business solicitors queensland

Is a charity or not-for-profit organisation required to have a Whistleblower policy?

From 1 January 2020 charities and not-for-profits structured as public companies (including companies limited by guarantee) and large proprietary companies must have a whistleblower policy unless they have an annual…

Read more
The Cross River Rail Brisbane Compulsory Land Acquisition Property Lawyers Queensland

Cross River Rail – Resumption of land and properties. What am I legally entitled to claim in compensation?

The Cross River Rail is one of the largest infrastructure projects to be undertaken in South East Queensland. The Project team have stated, “It is a critical public transport infrastructure…

Read more
contract solar panels home residential property business lawyers queensland solicitors

Contracts – the fine print

“It’s better to do it now and ask for forgiveness later”. You may have heard this expression. Have you ever wondered how it can turn out? In the Queensland Supreme…

Read more
written contract agreement business lawyers commercial solicitor legal advice

How good is your word – Sebastian v Day

Most people know that contracts can be anything from a formal written agreement to a verbal promise, or a combination of both. They may also be familiar with the phrase…

Read more
genuine redundancy unfair dismissal employment lawyer queensland brisbane solicitor made redundant

Genuine Redundancy – A reminder to consult

In the midst of economic downturns or poor financial performance, employers are often faced with the difficult decision to restructure their business, or streamline/automate some of their processes to remain…

Read more
restraint clause business lawyers commercial solicitors queensland

What is a Restraint Clause?

Business owners put a lot of hard work and effort into building their business. It is important to protect your commercial information and intellectual property. What do you do when…

Read more
franchisee franchise lawyer business solicitor queensland australia business

What can I do if I am in dispute with my franchisee?

We are seeing more and more high-profile disputes with some of Australia’s leading franchises as franchisees work together to challenge the imbalance of power often between the franchisee and the…

Read more
trade mark intellectual property lawyers trademark solicitor australia

Should I file a trade mark if I have been using it for years?

Trade marks are everywhere in our world and any business needs to understand how to protect their intellectual property just as much locally as globally. It has often been said…

Read more
long service leave entitlements queensland lawyers employment law solicitors brisbane work legal firm

Which state or jurisdiction governs Long Service Leave?

In most states or territories, if you have been working for an employer for more than 7 years of continuous service you are entitled to Long Service Leave (LSL) paid…

Read more
bodies corporate body corporate members defamation lawyers defamed solicitors queensland litigation legal law firm

Defamation and Bodies Corporate – Can I sue for disclosure of my lot’s financial position?

Is your lot in arrears and therefore “un-financial” at the time of a general meeting, and did your body corporate manager disclose this information to other members? If you believe…

Read more