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6th April 2020

One Year Anniversary

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Andrew Gardiner Law in Mooloolaba!

It’s been a wonderful year and we look forward to helping Sunshine Coast residents with their legal needs – both in Mooloolaba and at our new Nambour branch – for years to come.

Thank you to all our loyal clients. If you have any questions relating to COVID-19 or any other legal matter, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help!

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24th March 2020

Firm bucks trend, backs Nambour

Andrew Gardiner Law is encouraging more businesses to invest in Nambour as it announces its expansion into the hinterland.

Director Andrew Gardiner, who has practiced law for nearly three decades in Mooloolaba, decided the addition of the Nambour location would better serve hinterland clients who may prefer to handle their legal matters locally.  Read More

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WHAT CAN REALLY HAPPEN IF YOU BREACH LOCKDOWN RULES?

If you were affected by recent COVID-19 lockdowns in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, you might have wondered what could happen if you didnt respect the lockdown guidelines. Perhaps you snuck your mum to Christmas lunch at your house or you ducked into a shop to get a loaf of bread after having a COVID-19 test you were quite certain was negative.
 
As lawyers, we are often asked by clients what the consequence of a certain action is likely to be. We typically go off and research:

• the statutes to see what are and are not crimes and what is the penalty; and then

• look at decided cases from the higher courts to see how the courts have applied certain facts to a particular offence and the penalty decided on.
 
Should be easy enough, right?
 
So, if 10,000 people attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne in breach of COVID restrictions and police only fined the three organisers, one would assume that the police have decided not to enforce the law in a general way.

Following this protest, a lawyer’s advice to their client may be that attending another rally in breach of the COVID restrictions would be unlikely to result in a charge. 

So, how do you explain that a Melbourne anti-lockdown rally in breach of COVID restrictions resulted in 404 people being arrested and 395 penalty notices issued?

Did the police judge the Black Lives Matter protest a more worthy cause than the anti-lockdown protest? We’re not saying we disagree, but it does make it extremely difficult for lawyers to predict what will happen in the future.

Before you breach lockdown, please spare a thought for your lawyers!

#covid #lockdown #breach #law #legal #lawfirm #queensland #brisbane

WHAT CAN REALLY HAPPEN IF YOU BREACH LOCKDOWN RULES?

If you were affected by recent COVID-19 lockdowns in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, you might have wondered what could happen if you didn't respect the lockdown guidelines. Perhaps you snuck your mum to Christmas lunch at your house or you ducked into a shop to get a loaf of bread after having a COVID-19 test you were quite certain was negative.

As lawyers, we are often asked by clients what the consequence of a certain action is likely to be. We typically go off and research:

• the statutes to see what are and are not crimes and what is the penalty; and then

• look at decided cases from the higher courts to see how the courts have applied certain facts to a particular offence and the penalty decided on.

Should be easy enough, right?

So, if 10,000 people attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne in breach of COVID restrictions and police only fined the three organisers, one would assume that the police have decided not to enforce the law in a general way.

Following this protest, a lawyer’s advice to their client may be that attending another rally in breach of the COVID restrictions would be unlikely to result in a charge.

So, how do you explain that a Melbourne anti-lockdown rally in breach of COVID restrictions resulted in 404 people being arrested and 395 penalty notices issued?

Did the police judge the Black Lives Matter protest a more worthy cause than the anti-lockdown protest? We’re not saying we disagree, but it does make it extremely difficult for lawyers to predict what will happen in the future.

Before you breach lockdown, please spare a thought for your lawyers!

#covid #lockdown #breach #law #legal #lawfirm #queensland #brisbane
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3 weeks ago

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We couldn’t agree more 🙌🏻

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You gotta read the fine print

4 weeks ago

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HOLIDAY CLOSURE NOTICE 

Our offices will close at 12pm on December 23, 2020 and will re-open at 8.30am on January 11, 2021. 

*Settlements will be attended to within these days.*

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their business this year. We look forward to helping you with all your legal needs in 2021. 

The AGL team

HOLIDAY CLOSURE NOTICE

Our offices will close at 12pm on December 23, 2020 and will re-open at 8.30am on January 11, 2021.

*Settlements will be attended to within these days.*

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their business this year. We look forward to helping you with all your legal needs in 2021.

The AGL team
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1 month ago

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CAN I KILL A SNAKE? 🐍 

With summer coming on and the lovely snakes starting to slither around, the question has been raised: “Can I kill a snake?”

The short answer is no. The Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) says that a person must not take a protected animal unless they are an authorised person. Take is defined to include kill and a snake is a protected animal. 

What the government and police will not tell you is that there is a defence. Your defence to killing a snake is that the killing:

• occurred in the course of a lawful activity; and
• could not have been reasonably avoided. 

A lawful activity is, of course, being in your home. Could not have been reasonably avoided may be defined to mean that you felt trapped or threatened by the snake and must be interpreted in relation to each individual circumstance at the time.

So, what should you do? If you can, get everyone away from the snake and call the snake catcher. Our personal view is that these guys are all mad. The picture was from our yard four years ago. 

Go to https://www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastSnakeCatchers

CAN I KILL A SNAKE? 🐍

With summer coming on and the lovely snakes starting to slither around, the question has been raised: “Can I kill a snake?”

The short answer is no. The Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) says that a person must not take a protected animal unless they are an authorised person. "Take" is defined to include "kill" and a snake is a protected animal.

What the government and police will not tell you is that there is a defence. Your defence to killing a snake is that the killing:

• occurred in the course of a lawful activity; and
• could not have been reasonably avoided.

A lawful activity is, of course, being in your home. "Could not have been reasonably avoided" may be defined to mean that you felt trapped or threatened by the snake and must be interpreted in relation to each individual circumstance at the time.

So, what should you do? If you can, get everyone away from the snake and call the snake catcher. Our personal view is that these guys are all mad. The picture was from our yard four years ago.

Go to www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastSnakeCatchers
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Hope you got Stuart’s consent to use his image

Definootly not a Woombye Snake! Hey Jo Leis !! 😄🐍

Snakes rock!

John J. Timmel here’s one for you!

Can you remember what this snake was? A whip snake maybe??

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1 month ago

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Weve had numerous clients come to us over the years asking us to help them fix legal mistakes they made by trying to do the work themselves. 

They always end up saying, I shouldve come to you in the first place. This has ended up costing me so much more! Free contracts and legal documents you find online might seem like a good idea, but they could lead to costly errors.

Why take the risk? We can help you with your legal needs in the following areas and more: 

• Conveyancing
• Business sales and mergers
• Commercial property sales and leasing
• Wills and powers of attorney
• Estates
• Financial disputes
• Contracts
• Superannuation and trusts
• Criminal law
• Loans, mortgages and other securities

Send us a message today to book an appointment to discuss your legal needs. 

#lawyer #law #lawfirm #sunshinecoast #queensland #conveyancing #wills #knowledgeispower

We've had numerous clients come to us over the years asking us to help them fix legal mistakes they made by trying to do the work themselves.

They always end up saying, "I should've come to you in the first place. This has ended up costing me so much more!" Free contracts and legal documents you find online might seem like a good idea, but they could lead to costly errors.

Why take the risk? We can help you with your legal needs in the following areas and more:

• Conveyancing
• Business sales and mergers
• Commercial property sales and leasing
• Wills and powers of attorney
• Estates
• Financial disputes
• Contracts
• Superannuation and trusts
• Criminal law
• Loans, mortgages and other securities

Send us a message today to book an appointment to discuss your legal needs.

#lawyer #law #lawfirm #sunshinecoast #queensland #conveyancing #wills #knowledgeispower
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I might plagerise that or some of it.well written and true

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism to steal from many is research 🙉

Could be worse, I hear doctors are being shown up by google regularly 😂

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