OUR EXPERTISE

Miller Sockhill Lawyers has expertise in a number of areas and provides industry focused legal advice to the accommodation, tourism and hospitality industry.

BODY CORPORATE

 

Queensland Body Corporate law is a complicated area of law with a number of pieces of legislation and regulation applying to these schemes. The close proximity of living that generally occurs in community title schemes can unfortunately result in residents experiencing disputes between themselves as well as with the body corporate as a whole. Miller Sockhill Lawyers are able to assist body corporate managers, committee members and community title scheme residents in understanding the applicable laws and successfully deal with any legal issues which may arise.

COMMERCIAL

 

At Miller Sockhill Lawyers we are able to act for you in the purchase and sale of businesses in a wide range of industries. We have handled matters from the sale of professional firms, motels, restaurants, manufacturing businesses and a number of different franchises.

As well as assisting in the purchase or sale of a business we are also able to provide:

  • Structuring, including companies, partnerships, and trusts;
  • Advice on asset protection and tax minimisation;
  • Contract preparation; and
  • Litigation services.
CONVEYANCING

 

Our highly experienced conveyancing team are able to assist you in what is possibly one of the largest financial transactions you will make. Buying or selling property can be a complex and highly stressful time, we aim to make the process as stress-free as possible by keeping you updated throughout the process and always being available to answer any questions you may have.

Our team will provide expert advice and guidance through to settlement and our experience ensures we are able to resolve any issues that may arise.

INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING

 

In what can be a very difficult time for businesses we are able to assist our clients to understand the options available to them and obtain the best possible commercial outcomes. We have assisted client’s where external administrators have been appointed, advised clients on liquidation, assisted clients in drafting Deeds of Company Arrangement and successfully fought statutory demands served on our clients.

If your business is in trouble we can help you mitigate the loss.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

With the continuing evolution of modern technology protecting your intellectual property is more important than ever. We are able to assist our client’s with advice on what sort of protection they require whether it be Trademark, Registered Design or simply Copyright.

We are able to assist client’s who believe their intellectual property rights have been infringed and client’s who need to defend a claim that they are using intellectual property belonging to somebody else.

The value of your intellectual property can be immense so it is important that it is sufficiently protected.

LEASING

 

Often one of the most important assets of a business is the premises from which it operates. It is therefore imperative that if this premises is leased the terms of that lease are commercially beneficial to you. We have the skills and experience to assist you in negotiating the terms of your lease to obtain the best possible outcome. We further advise on such issues as your rights and obligations under the lease, the costs associated with the lease and whether you wish to pay for registration of the lease and the mortgagee’s consent for further insurance.

We provide timely and expert advice in the areas of:

  • Retail, Commercial and Industrial Leases
  • Pre lease due diligence (for both tenants and landlords)
  • Agreements to Lease
  • Advice and documentation relating to exercise of options
  • Rent review disputes
  • Lease disputes including mediation and litigation
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

 

Miller Sockhill Lawyers has experience across a range of commercial disputes, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. 

Our expertise includes:

  • Debt disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Negligence
  • Breach of statutory duties/warranties
  • Bankruptcy/insolvency
  • ATO and taxation disputes
  • Building and construction industry disputes
  • Franchisee disputes
  • Body corporate disputes
  • Leasing and conveyancing disputes
  • Unfair contract
  • Estate disputes

 

We provide our clients with well informed, commercial advice that considers individual circumstances.

We are experienced in all forms of alternate dispute resolution ranging from early negotiations to mediation and aim to resolve disputes as early as possible for our clients without attracting excessive costs.  If litigation results, we have experience across all jurisdictions including the courts, QCAT, other tribunals as well as interstate.

MANAGEMENT RIGHTS

Management rights law is a specialised area of law so it is important that those in the management rights industry are provided with legal advice from lawyers who know the industry well.

Miller Sockhill Lawyers are able to assist in all types of management rights matters from buying, selling, varying your agreements, dispute resolution and general advice. Our industry knowledge allows us to offer a great value for money service and we are always available to discuss any needs you may have.

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

 

At Miller Sockhill Lawyers we have extensive experience acting for all stakeholders in the property development industry. We can assist with industrial property, residential and mixed use subdivision, we are able to assist with every step of your development project from beginning to end.

We can assist with joint ventures and development agreements, land development, liaise with planning authorities, zoning and town planning regulations and legislation, councils and surveyors.

WILLS & ESTATES

 

Unfortunately many people pass away without a valid Will leaving behind a huge headache for their loved ones at a time when they are already grieving. Making a Will and planning how your Estate will be distributed gives you a say in what happens to your assets upon your death as well as preventing unneccesary problems for those who are left behind.

It gives you the peace of mind that your affairs are in order and your estate will be administered in the smoothest and most effective way, without personal anguish and expense.

Our succession team is able to assist with the following:

  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Health Directive
  • Probate
  • Administration of Deceased Estates
  • Inheritance Disputes and Challenges to Wills
  • Challenges to Wills
PERSONAL INJURY

 

If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another party, including as a result of bullying and harassment, Miller Sockhill Lawyers may be able to assist you in a claim for personal injury.

We have experience acting for plaintiffs in:

Motor vehicle accident claims;
Public liability claims; and
WorkCover claims.

Strict time limits apply to claims for personal injury. We can assist you to successfully lodge a claim and to then manage your claim.

Please contact us for further information on our fee structure for personal injury claims.

WORKPLACE/EMPLOYMENT LAW

 

Miller Sockhill Lawyers is able to advise both employers and employees across a range of workplace issues including:

Employment agreements/contracts
Redundancy
Breach of contract
Workplace injuries
Pay and other conditions
Application and interpretation of industrial instruments
Unfair dismissal
Discrimination
Bullying and harassment
General protections

We have represented clients in the Fair Work Commission, Magistrates Court and other tribunals.

We are also able to assist employees with all stages and aspects of statutory WorkCover claims.

We provide our clients with accurate and practical advice and endeavour to resolve disputes at the earliest possible stage.

Strict time limits apply to claims under the Fair Work Act. We can assist you to successfully lodge a claim to protect your rights.

MIGRATION LAW

 

We are able to assist clients with a full range of migration services including Business Visas, Employer Sponsored Visas, Family Visas and Skilled Visas. Anthony Miller’s Migration Agents Registration Number is 1571593.