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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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Thank you for another five-star review!

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Thank you for another five-star review!

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WHEN THE PUNISHMENT DOESNT SEEM TO FIT THE CRIME

The local press used to get fired up about the seemingly inappropriate way the courts sentenced someone for a crime committed.

A classic case in point was when we represented a man many years ago who was sent to jail for three-odd years for stealing hubcaps. He had a non-parole period of about nine months.

Half an hour before that sentence was given, another fellow got sent to jail for drink driving and killing a nurse. His sentence about two years with six months non-parole.

The headlines screamed “3 Years for Hubcaps, 2 Years for Killing”... but they were completely misleading. The articles failed to mention that our guy was on his seventh or so visit to the courts for stealing.

Our advice to our client was that he should have gone to jail after his two previous appearances before the courts.

If something doesnt sound right, it probably isnt. Judges and lawyers do things for a reason. They get most things right and there are robust appeal processes. In this case, the Crown appealed the drink driver and the non-parole period was increased. 

*All dates and offences are approximate. These matters were a long time ago. We hope journalism has improved.

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WHEN THE PUNISHMENT DOESN'T SEEM TO FIT THE CRIME

The local press used to get fired up about the seemingly inappropriate way the courts sentenced someone for a crime committed.

A classic case in point was when we represented a man many years ago who was sent to jail for three-odd years for stealing hubcaps. He had a non-parole period of about nine months.

Half an hour before that sentence was given, another fellow got sent to jail for drink driving and killing a nurse. His sentence about two years with six months non-parole.

The headlines screamed “3 Years for Hubcaps, 2 Years for Killing”... but they were completely misleading. The articles failed to mention that our guy was on his seventh or so visit to the courts for stealing.

Our advice to our client was that he should have gone to jail after his two previous appearances before the courts.

If something doesn't sound right, it probably isn't. Judges and lawyers do things for a reason. They get most things right and there are robust appeal processes. In this case, the Crown appealed the drink driver and the non-parole period was increased.

*All dates and offences are approximate. These matters were a long time ago. We hope journalism has improved.

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There is no one sentence fits all and no usual penalties there are simply far too many variances for that to occur.

A REMINDER TO STAY VIGILANT

We would like to remind all our clients and friends to read emails very carefully – especially when they ask for money. Even if you think you know the company that sent it, double-check that it is the correct email address and ask yourself if the email makes sense.

If you have any doubts, ring the relevant person. Do not reply to that same email address as all you will get is a positive answer from a bad guy.

It has come to our attention that someone has recently tried to pass themselves off as an employee of a legal firm. They set up an email address in an unsophisticated way that attempted to mimic the legal firm’s email addresses. There was a request to pay money into a bank account that was definitely not the legal firm’s or the real estate agent’s!  

Please ring us before paying any money to our account. Independently verify our phone number before doing so. Try to take these precautions whenever you are transferring money to a real estate agent, a supplier, sub-contractor or anyone else.

There is nothing stopping the bad guys making you the target, but you can avoid issues by remaining vigilant.

Wishing you the best,
The AGL Team

#legaladvice #fraud #protectyourself #lawfirm #queensland #sunshinecoast
A REMINDER TO STAY VIGILANT

We would like to remind all our clients and friends to read emails very carefully – especially when they ask for money. Even if you think you know the company that sent it, double-check that it is the correct email address and ask yourself if the email makes sense.

If you have any doubts, ring the relevant person. Do not reply to that same email address as all you will get is a positive answer from a bad guy.

It has come to our attention that someone has recently tried to pass themselves off as an employee of a legal firm. They set up an email address in an unsophisticated way that attempted to mimic the legal firm’s email addresses. There was a request to pay money into a bank account that was definitely not the legal firm’s or the real estate agent’s!

Please ring us before paying any money to our account. Independently verify our phone number before doing so. Try to take these precautions whenever you are transferring money to a real estate agent, a supplier, sub-contractor or anyone else.

There is nothing stopping the bad guys making you the target, but you can avoid issues by remaining vigilant.

Wishing you the best,
The AGL Team

#legaladvice #fraud #protectyourself #lawfirm #queensland #sunshinecoast
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A friendly reminder from your lawyer to be careful what you post on social media because it could come back to bite you!

While it may not be in a court of law like this guy, you could miss out on job opportunities if a potential employer does a quick search and finds those questionable party photos from a few years ago that you forgot about.

At the very least, make sure your audience is set to Friends instead of Public when you post. 

#privacysettings #socialmedia #legaladvice #lawfirm #lawyer #queensland #sunshinecoast
A friendly reminder from your lawyer to be careful what you post on social media because it could come back to bite you!

While it may not be in a court of law like this guy, you could miss out on job opportunities if a potential employer does a quick search and finds those questionable party photos from a few years ago that you forgot about.

At the very least, make sure your audience is set to "Friends" instead of "Public" when you post.

#privacysettings #socialmedia #legaladvice #lawfirm #lawyer #queensland #sunshinecoast
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This reminds me that I probably need to do a deep dive into my old photos and cull a few.. thanks! 😂

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