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Areas Of Practice

Building and Construction

Our building and construction team advises property developers, builders, owners, contractors, investors and financiers on all aspects of a project from concept to completion.

We are involved in a diverse range of construction and infrastructure projects in Queensland. We provide assistance across all aspects of a project, including resolving disputes.

Our services include:

Tender preparation and advice

Contract documentation

Contract administration

Dispute and claims resolution

Infrastructure negotiations

Subcontractors’ Charges Claim

Building and Construction Industry Payments Act claims

Defects claims and management

Queensland Building and Construction Commission compliance, licensing and prosecution matters

Arbitrations and mediations

Insolvency and restructuring advice

Asset protection and project structuring advice

Private and Legal Services

We assist individuals with a range of private legal services including:

Work place relations

Asset protection

Advanced health directives

Powers of attorney

Family law matters

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team assists and advises a wide variety of clients on dispute resolution and management strategies.

Our clients enjoy practical advice focused on their needs and desired commercial objectives.

Our services include:

Dispute management

Litigation services (Queensland and New South Wales Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts, Local Courts, Commercial and Consumer Tribunal)

Claim management and mitigation strategies

Risk assessment

Asset protection and structuring advice

Trade Practices Claims (eg misleading and deceptive conduct claims)

Insolvency and Bankruptcy advice

Debt Recovery

Asset recovery

Contractual claims and litigation

Negligence claims

Arbitration and mediation services

Shareholder claims and minority oppression actions

Class and representative actions

Liquidator preference and voidable transaction claims

Director insolvent trading actions

Corporations law actions

Breach of fiduciary and director’s duty actions

Debt Recovery

Archibald & Brown Lawyers specialise in debt recovery and already act for a number of large corporations in all States of Australia and New Zealand in assisting them with recovering their debts.


Unfortunately there are circumstances where more formal action needs to be taken than sending a letter of demand or attempting to recover the debt outside of Court. Our firm specialises in running litigation debt recovery files and keeping them at a reasonable price. We operate the majority of our recovery services on a FIXED FEE basis.

Our fixed fees include all preparation, filing fees, search fee and service cost for issuing the relevant action. We will review your documents and advise on any issues we foresee. If we observe an issue which might adversely affect your interests, you may of course withdraw your instructions prior to commencement and no fee will apply.

If a matter is more complex, we will discuss it with you before commencing work. Such complexes can be whether or not there is an enforceable agreement or any other issues that might affect the question of liability. Or, if a matter is defended, then we will provide you with our standard costs agreement outlining our hourly charge out rates to act on your behalf.

Contact Semele Venville today on (07) 3167 6200 to find out more about our Fixed Fee services.

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