Cooper Grace Ward is a leading Australian law firm based in Brisbane.
We work for clients across Australia and internationally.
Established in 1980, Cooper Grace Ward has grown to become one of the largest independent Brisbane law firms. Our lawyers advise listed companies, private companies and individuals, local and foreign governments and quasi-government regulators in an array of industries, not only in Brisbane and throughout Queensland, but across Australia and internationally.
We are proud to be a full-service law firm providing a wide range of commercial legal services from our office in Brisbane’s CBD. Our firm’s areas of specialty are corporate and commercial, property, business litigation, insurance and family law. Within these broad areas are many niche specialties where our lawyers also provide the highest standard of legal advice.
To seek advice from an experienced lawyer at Cooper Grace Ward in Brisbane, call (07) 3231 2444.
A new waste management and resource recovery strategy developed by the Queensland Government will be underpinned by a new waste levy commencing on 1 July 2019. A review of existing waste regulations in Queensland triggered the change to a risk-based approach to managing waste in the State. The Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) Amendment Act 2019 (Amending Act) introducing the levy, received royal assent on 21 February 2019 and will amend the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011.
The recent Victorian decision of Re Marsella; Marsella v Wareham (No 2)  VSC 65, demonstrates what not to do as a trustee when paying a death benefit from a self-managed superannuation fund, and, very importantly, what not to do as a trustee’s adviser. The case is a perfect example of where specialist advice could have completely changed the outcome.
We have seen the first ever prosecution of reckless conduct under section 31 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) that resulted in a company director receiving jailtime and a company receiving a massive penalty