Media

Media

 

In addition to publishing regular newsletters and focus articles for our clients and contacts, our lawyers are frequently asked by mainstream and specialist media to comment on a range of topical issues and trends affecting the Australian legal industry and Australian business.

McCullough Robertson are happy to provide comment to the media where appropriate.  Please contact Jodie Leckenby on +61 7 3233 8584 or by email for further information.

  1. 24 Jul 17

    Four finalists shortlisted for prestigious industry awards

    From our senior ranks to rising stars McCullough Robertson has been shortlisted as a finalist in four categories at this year’s Australian Law Awards hosted by Lawyers Weekly.

  2. 3 Jul 17

    McR announces FY18 appointments

    Leading independent law firm McCullough Robertson has welcomed two new partners, four special counsel and two senior associates for the start of the 2018 financial year. McCullough Robertson Chairman of Partners Dominic McGann said the two new partners,...

  3. 17 May 17

    Green light for Toowong's three tower complex

    Sunland Group’s Grace on Coronation development is back on track, with the dismissal of an appeal against the approval of its $430 million three tower complex at the site of the former ABC studios in Toowong. Acting on behalf of Sunland, McCullough...

  4. 15 May 17

    Law firms run together in domestic violence month

    Runners from law firms McCullough Robertson, MinterEllison and Gadens were among the thousands of individuals who ran through the night to raise awareness during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. Setting off at dusk on Wednesday 3 May,...

  5. 12 May 17

    Future leaders recognised in 30 Under 30 Awards

    McCullough Roberson is well represented at this year’s Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards with five of our best and brightest vying for recognition as Australia’s best young lawyers.

  6. 8 May 17

    McCullough Robertson grows property practice

    With all signs pointing to sustained activity in Australia’s commercial property sector, McCullough Robertson has further strengthened its national Real Estate practice with several key appointments across its Sydney and Brisbane offices. Special...

  7. 24 Apr 17

    Lawyers dress down for Legacy

    In the lead up to Anzac Day on 25 April, staff and partners at McCullough Robertson’s Brisbane office have dedicated its monthly dress down day and fundraising morning tea to Legacy Brisbane.

  8. 19 Apr 17

    Tap into succession, retirement plan funding

    McCullough Robertson Partner John Ioannou and Senior Associate Frances Becker recently spoke to Queensland Country Life about retirement plan funding. Opportunities have arisen from the abolishment of stamp duty on family farm transfers and the...

  9. 18 Apr 17

    Diversity Dialogue with Louise Ferris

    McCullough Robertson's HR Director, Louise Ferris recently spoke with Moulis Legal's Senior Lawyer Ann Jovanovic about current global and national issues facing diversity. As a finalist in the Diversity category of the 2017 Property Council of...

  10. 9 Feb 17

    McCullough Robertson named as finalist in prestigious Property Council of Australia awards

    National law firm McCullough Robertson has been named as a finalist in the Diversity category of the 2017 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards. The Moulis Legal Award for Diversity celebrates the positive...

  11. 7 Feb 17

    McCullough Robertson's Employment Relations and Safety team bolstered with recent promotions

    National firm McCullough Robertson has announced the promotion of two lawyers to senior associate positions in its Brisbane office. The promotions come as a result of the continued hard work and outstanding performance of Brittany Byrne and Liam Fraser...

  12. 8 Dec 16

    McCullough Robertson named employer of choice for third year running

    For the third consecutive year McCullough Robertson Lawyers has received the prestigious Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The national citation recognises employers that are adopting leading...

  13. 8 Dec 16

    McCullough Robertson advises on world first transaction as RACQ secures mutual bank merger

    Leading independent law firm McCullough Robertson has advised RACQ on its merger with QT Mutual Bank (QTMB) with the transaction completed on 24 November 2016. Lead Partner on the deal Jim Peterson said the merger between a motoring body and an ADI was...

  14. 28 Nov 16

    Law firm appoints former partner as CEO

    McCullough Robertson Lawyers has welcomed a former partner of the firm to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

  15. 24 Nov 16

    Critical role for business in supporting staff through domestic violence

    In the lead up to White Ribbon Day on 25 November McCullough Robertson Chairman of Partners Dominic McGann has weighed in on the importance of providing support to employees affected by domestic and family violence.

  16. 16 Nov 16

    AusLSA report showcases our leadership in sustainability

    The Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) today launched its annual sustainability report, highlighting our continued commitment to inspiring and facilitating sustainable practices across the legal sector. The report showcases our initiatives in the...

  17. 8 Nov 16

    Lawyers help job hopefuls suit up for success

    Every week for 5-6 months Raymond applied for dozens of horticulture and aged care jobs. Each rejection was a tremendous knock to his confidence, to the point where he would rarely leave the house. Brisbane based nonprofit organisation Suited to Success...

  18. 18 Oct 16

    McCullough Robertson named best large workplace in 2016 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards

    McCullough Robertson named best large workplace in 2016 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards

  19. 11 Oct 16

    The 2016 Projects and Construction Review

    11 October 2016 McCullough Robertson’s Projects team has contributed to the Australia chapter of the 2016 Projects and Construction Review, published by Law Business Research. Partners Matt Bradbury, David Gilham, Kristen Podagiel, Jennifer Turner...

  20. 5 Oct 16

    McCullough Robertson tax specialist appointed to Energy Queensland Board

    McCullough Robertson consultant and leading tax adviser Teresa Dyson has been appointed to the board of Energy Queensland for a period of three years.

  21. 16 Sep 16

    Debating with UK's Alexei Sayle

    Our International Lead Partner, John Kettle, recently waxed lyrical with UK comedian Alexei Sayle. Drawing on his Irish lineage to debate 'Who will politically self-implode first: Australia or the UK?', John united with Alexei and Lee McGowan for...

  22. 9 Sep 16

    McCullough Robertson snares leading lady of tax

    McCullough Robertson has further strengthened its high end corporate tax and structuring practice with the appointment of leading tax adviser Teresa Dyson. Ms Dyson joins the firm following three years at accounting giant Deloitte and, prior to that, 16...

  23. 9 Sep 16

    McCullough Robertson appoints outgoing QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche

    Leading independent Australian law firm McCullough Robertson has reinforced its dominant position in the resources sector, appointing outgoing Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche in an advisory role. Mr Roche’s 40 year...

  24. 19 Aug 16

    Brittany to swim through the night for cancer research

    McCullough Robertson Lawyers has thrown their support behind Senior Associate Brittany Parker who will swim for nine hours through the night to raise vital funds for cancer research. Ms Parker first participated in the Smiling for Smiddy 10km Swim...

  25. 11 Aug 16

    McCullough Robertson named as finalist in 2016 Legal Innovation Index

    McCullough Robertson named as finalist in 2016 Legal Innovation Index For the second consecutive year McCullough Robertson has been shortlisted for the prestigious Legal Innovation Index, announced yesterday by LexisNexis® Pacific and Janders Dean....

  26. 9 Aug 16

    Future leaders conspire to shake up legal industry

    Future leaders conspire to shake up legal industry An artificial intelligence chat-bot that facilitates legal advice, a web application that helps users keep track of critical dates in their contracts and an account management system designed to track pro...

  27. 8 Aug 16

    Life-sized bull highlights firm's humble beginnings

    Life-sized bull highlights firm's humble beginnings Visitors to McCullough Robertson’s Brisbane office are puzzling over the presence of a life-sized bull in its reception area. The Red Brahman was one of 200 guests at the law firm’s 32nd...

  28. 19 Jul 16

    Eight finalists named in Australian Law Awards

    Eight finalists named in Australian Law Awards McCullough Robertson has had outstanding results in the lead up to this year’s Australian Law Awards with finalists chosen in eight categories. The Australian Law Awards, now in its 16th year, is a...

  29. 13 Jul 16

    McCullough Robertson celebrates NAIDOC Week

    McCullough Robertson celebrates NAIDOC Week Leading Australian law firm McCullough Robertson today brought its offices together to celebrate the many histories, cultures and achievements of Australia’s First Peoples. Inspired by this year’s...

  30. 27 Jun 16

    Newcastle Herald profiles our own Kate Swain

    Newcastle Herald profiles our own Kate Swain Last month McCullough Robertson Senior Associate Kate Swain, was recognised for her passion and intimate knowledge of the mining industry, taking home the NSW Minerals Council Young Achievers Award. Kate is a...

  31. 30 May 16

    Policy just tip of iceberg

    Policy just tip of iceberg 30 May 2016 During Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Brisbane’s leading law firm McCullough Robertson has launched a new policy that provides an extra ten days of paid leave to staff affected by domestic and...

  32. 12 Apr 16

    Celebrating the commencement of the construction phase for Jewel

    Last week marked the official signing of the design and construction contract for Wanda Ridong’s iconic $1 billion Jewel Project on the Gold Coast. McCullough Robertson has advised on all aspects of the project including most recently the procurement and tender process for the project, including the final appointment of Brookfield Multiplex as the building contractor.

  33. 16 Mar 16

    Traditional gaps in Statutory Liability insurance can be very costly indeed.

    Focussing on quality and risk management is the best way to mitigate workplace breaches, but unexpected situations do happen. This is why McCullough Robertson in conjunction with Allegiant IRS have developed a first response insurance policy, Statutory Liability Insurance Plus ++, which is essentially ‘better cover sooner’. The policy is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.

  34. 3 Mar 16

    McCullough Robertson broadens its banking and finance team with new Sydney Special Counsel

    One of Australia’s fastest growing independent law firms, McCullough Robertson, is continuing to expand its Sydney practice with the addition of its new Banking and Finance Special Counsel, Amy Tin. Ms Tin joins McCullough Robertson this week from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

  35. 1 Mar 16

    More than half of McCullough Robertson's Partners recognised as some of Australia's best lawyers

    Thirty-four Partners at leading independent law firm McCullough Robertson have been recognised as some of the best lawyers in Australia. More than half of the firm's 50 Partners have been listed in the ninth edition of Best Lawyers, published this month. Seven Partners were ranked in more than one area of law with Bill Morrissey listed in the Construction and Infrastructure; Defamation and Media; and Litigation categories.

  36. 7 Dec 15

    Launching AusLSA's Legal Sector Sustainability Insight report

    McCullough Robertson’s Sydney office has hosted the launch of AusLSA’s Legal Sector Sustainability Insight report, which acknowledges that more major corporate clients consider a law firm's environmental and social impact when selecting external counsel.

  37. 1 Dec 15

    McCullough Robertson announces new parental leave superannuation payment

    McCullough Robertson has announced their decision to pay superannuation on unpaid parental leave for all permanent employees. Under the new initiative the firm will pay up to 12 weeks of employee superannuation contributions in addition to the existing parental leave policy for all permanent employees.

  38. 24 Nov 15

    Queensland Leaders Stand up this White Ribbon Day

    Thirteen of Queensland’s prominent business and community leaders, including McCullough Robertson Chairman of Partners Dominic McGann, have joined together in support of White Ribbon Australia’s 2015 campaign to end men’s violence against women.

  39. 6 Nov 15

    McCullough Robertson among 2015 leaders in workplace gender equality

    The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has announced the list of 2015 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders with national independent law firm, McCullough Robertson named among the 2015 leaders in workplace gender equality.

  40. 3 Nov 15

    McCullough Robertson provides an even higher level of project capability in Sydney

    After moving into brand new premises on Levels 32 and 33 of the MLC Centre, McCullough Robertson’s Sydney office is providing an even higher level of service in the construction and major projects sectors with the appointment of dispute resolution Partner Jennifer Turner.

  41. 26 Oct 15

    Penalise at your peril

    Drafting agreed damages clauses post-Andrews. Damien Clarke and Andrew Bukowski provide a practical guide to drafting agreed damages clauses in a world forever changed by Andrews v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.

  42. 16 Oct 15

    McCullough Robertson 'lasso's a partner' to help farmers

    Recently staff from leading Australian law firm McCullough Robertson met with the founder of Buy a Bale, Charles Alder and learned that currently 80% of Queensland is drought declared, the largest area ever officially recognised as being in drought.

  43. 7 Oct 15

    Landmark High Court ruling - human genetic material cannot be patented

    A leading intellectual property lawyer has noted the significance for the biotechnology industry of today’s landmark decision by the High Court, essentially prohibiting patent protection for human genetic material and genetic sequences.

  44. 10 Sep 15

    New campaign urges legal profession to "Look Deeper"

    In partnership with not-for-profit organisation R U OK?, 18 law firms have formed and funded an alliance to develop a new campaign called “Look Deeper”, which aims to promote mental wellbeing and connectedness in the legal community.

  45. 24 Aug 15

    The 2015 Projects and Construction Review

    McCullough Robertson’s Resources Group has contributed the Australia chapter to the 2015 Projects and Construction Review, published by Law Business Research.

  46. 21 Aug 15

    McR wins a place on 2015 Legal Innovation Index

    McCullough Robertson has won a place on the prestigious 2015 Legal Innovation Index announced by LexisNexis Pacific and Janders Dean, in recognition of the firm’s recent ‘Innovation Jam’, a systematic approach to innovation involving all internal employees.

  47. 7 Aug 15

    McR named as finalist in 2015 Legal Innovation Index

    McCullough Robertson has been named on the shortlist for the 2015 Legal Innovation Index announced by LexisNexis Pacific and Janders Dean, with the final Index set to be revealed on 20 August 2015.

  48. 4 Aug 15

    Something different from McR

    We are proud to introduce to you McCullough Robertson’s wholly owned strategic advisory business - Allegiant Strategic Advisory Group. Allegiant has been created to provide a broader, more valuable service beyond our legal advice to our clients.

  49. 16 Jun 15

    Phillip Toyne AO - 1947-2015

    It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Phillip Toyne AO over the weekend.

  50. 16 Jun 15

    McCullough Robertson's new Finance Partner, David Gilham is 'tearing up the timesheets'

    McCullough Robertson has welcomed another new Partner to their Sydney office, David Gilham who joins the firm from Henry Davis York.

  51. 9 Jun 15

    McCullough Robertson has back to back wins at 30 Under 30

    For the second year in a row, Senior Associate Liam Davis has been recognised as one of the best lawyers under the age of 30 in Australia. Liam was one of the three winners named in the Energy and Resources category at the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 awards on Friday night.

  52. 28 May 15

    Guy Humble participates in St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleepout

    McCullough Robertson’s managing partner Guy Humble has pledged to support this year’s St Vincent De Paul CEO Sleepout.

  53. 13 May 15

    'Netflix tax' on intangible services confirmed in Federal Budget

    In the Federal Budget presented on 12 May 2015, the Australian Treasurer has confirmed an expansion of GST will be introduced from 1 July 2017. Dubbed the ‘Netflix tax’, the GST will apply to the electronic delivery of digital content such as movies, music and games.

  54. 5 May 15

    Litigation focus key to national growth

    After some six years as the Managing Partner of McCullough Robertson, Guy Humble has decided to step back from the role and return to full-time practice as a litigator and Head of the Employment Relations, Insurance and Litigation Group at the firm.

  55. 22 Apr 15

    Local lawyer returns home as Partner in leading independent law firm

    McCullough Robertson has added a new a Partner to their Newcastle office with the announcement of Aimee Travis (nee Hyde). Known for her work as in-house counsel for the Tinkler Group, Aimee brings international experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, including mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and banking and finance.

  56. 16 Apr 15

    28 McCullough Robertson lawyers named in the 2016 Best Lawyers in Australia list

    McCullough Robertson is pleased to announce that 28 lawyers have been named to the 2015-2016 Edition of Best Lawyers with Partner, Stuart Macnaughton, recognised as the 2016 Brisbane Land Use and Zoning ‘Lawyer of the Year’.

  57. 1 Apr 15

    Is your contractor paying its subcontractors?

    In this alert, construction and procurement lawyer Tony Roccisano suggests some methods for your Council to better monitor payment problems between its contractors and subcontractors.

  58. 13 Mar 15

    McCullough Robertson

    Are all law firms the same? McCullough Robertson is a leading Australian independent law firm with industry specialists combining legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and foresight.

  59. 6 Mar 15

    Queensland business leaders "Take the Pledge" for International Women's Day

    A group of Queensland’s most prominent male business and public sector leaders have called on their peers and colleagues to take the ‘HeForShe’ pledge to show their support of women and gender equality this International Women’s Day.

  60. 6 Mar 15

    McCullough Robertson recognised as Inclusive Workplace Champion

    McCullough Robertson has won the award for 'Inclusive Workplace Champion' at the 2015 Hunter Diversity Awards in recognition of the firm's commitment to providing a rewarding workplace for all employees.

  61. 2 Mar 15

    Getting the Deal Through - Licensing in Australia 2015 edition

    McCullough Robertson’s Intellectual Property and Competition Group has contributed the Australia chapter to the 2015 Licensing - Getting the Deal Through guide, published by Law Business Research.

  62. 28 Jan 15

    McCullough Robertson Partner named as one of the world's top trademark lawyers

    McCullough Robertson Partner named as one of the world's top trademark lawyers 28 January 2015 The Head of leading independent law firm McCullough Robertson’s Technology Media and Telecommunications Group Malcolm McBratney has been named as one...

  63. 21 Nov 14

    White Ribbon Day 2014

    At McCullough Robertson, we swear to say no to violence against women. We swear never to commit, never to excuse and never to remain silent about violence against women. This is our oath.

  64. 17 Nov 14

    Update from the Mining 2014 Resources Convention

    Partners Isaac West and Dominic McGann and Lawyer Jessica Snell recently presented at the Mining 2014 Resources Convention in Brisbane where Isaac provided a corporate legal update, while Dominic and Jessica spoke on the Mineral Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014.

  65. 12 Nov 14

    McCullough Robertson receives prestigious WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation

    The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has today announced the inaugural list of Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders with 76 organisations receiving the prestigious citation, including McCullough Robertson.

  66. 31 Oct 14

    McCullough Robertson cementing its position as a leading Construction firm with the arrival of new Partner Ren Niemann

    McCullough Robertson is welcoming another lateral Partner in November. Ren Niemann, an infrastructure and construction law specialist, will join the firm from Allens Linklaters.

  67. 3 Oct 14

    Is the US Packers and Stockyard Act a panacea for Australia?

    The Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport recently delivered its report on ‘Industry structures and systems governing levies on grass-fed cattle’. The Committee made a total of seven recommendations, most of which were not endorsed by a variety of industry lobby groups.

  68. 16 Sep 14

    Hall & Wilcox acts for OneVue while McCullough Robertson 'selected' to act for specialist multi-asset investment manager in $7 million acquisition

    Two leading independent law firms Hall & Wilcox and McCullough Robertson have completed a swift but complex transaction involving the $7 million sale and return of regulatory capital of the Select group to OneVue Holdings Limited.

  69. 20 Aug 14

    Laying the groundwork at Queensland's largest construction law conference in Yeppoon

    If there’s one engineering event that every project manager should place in their diary it is McCullough Robertson’s Construction Law Conference. This year’s conference will look at ways to build certainty and security into your projects right from the start.

  70. 14 Aug 14

    Building a stronger team with the arrival of new Sydney Partner Adam Wallwork

    McCullough Robertson’s Sydney office is welcoming another lateral partner this month. Adam Wallwork, a construction law specialist, will join the firm from King & Wood Mallesons.

  71. 5 Aug 14

    When ownership is not enough: Gaining and losing proprietary rights under the Personal Property Securities Act

    A fundamental common law concept is the rule that you cannot give a greater title than what you have. But if you are transacting in a jurisdiction that embraces personal property security legislation, a proprietary right of ownership may not be enough of a basis for you to stake a claim on your asset.

  72. 5 Aug 14

    Blurred lines on camp conduct

    Mine camp accommodation is a fact of life for many Queensland workers but health and safety regulations implemented on camps can walk a fine line between managing work activities and invasion of privacy. Partner Cameron Dean will be discussing the issue at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference in Townsville this September.

  73. 25 Jul 14

    The 2014 Projects and Construction Review

    McCullough Robertson’s Resources Group has contributed the Australia chapter to The 2014 Projects and Construction Review, published by Law Business Research.

  74. 1 Jul 14

    New partners continue to build strong southern team for McCullough Robertson

    McCullough Robertson has named six new partners across its Brisbane, Sydney and Newcastle offices for the start of the new financial year.

  75. 1 Jul 14

    McCullough Robertson goes from strength to strength in NSW

    McCullough Robertson continues to increase its presence in New South Wales with the appointment of partners Justin Madden, Adrian Smith, Alex Hutchens and Michelle Sirasch, along with senior associates Fiona Mudie and Emma Smythies.

  76. 1 Jul 14

    Home grown legal talent is first female Newcastle-based Partner

    Regional knowledge and a strong understanding of the Hunter Valley’s economic diversity will see local lawyer Michelle Sirasch promoted to Partner of McCullough Robertson's Newcastle office in July.

  77. 27 Jun 14

    Defeating a perfected security interest via the taking free and vesting provisions of the PPSA

    Can the operation of the taking free and vesting provisions under the PPSA interact to extinguish a perfected security interest in certain circumstances? Senior Associate, Vicky Biondo discusses in this article for the Australian Insolvency Journal.

  78. 19 Jun 14

    McCullough Robertson establishes Digital Currency Team in Sydney

    With industry facing increased uncertainty about the regulation of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, McCullough Robertson has set up a Digital Currency Team at its Hunter Street office in Sydney.

  79. 18 Jun 14

    Changes to the family farm duty concession

    The Queensland State Government has announced changes to widen the availability of the stamp duty concession for intergenerational transfers of primary production land and business assets. In this video, Partner Duncan Bedford discusses the proposed amendments and what they mean for succession planning.

  80. 5 Jun 14

    McCullough Robertson has a full house with the appointment of Partner Justin Madden

    McCullough Robertson continues to increase its presence in the New South Wales real estate sector attracting property law partner Justin Madden, along with senior associates Fiona Mudie and Emma Smythies. The team will be based in the Sydney office.

  81. 22 May 14

    McCullough Robertson young guns on the fast track

    McCullough Robertson’s commitment to recruiting and nurturing outstanding young lawyers is paying dividends. Lawyer, Liam Davis and Senior Associate, Dylan Kerrigan both represented the firm as finalists at the Lawyers Weekly ‘30 Under 30 Awards’ on May 16 in Sydney.

  82. 12 May 14

    Large-scale savannah burning project on Cape York under the CFI to be signed today

    Today Natural Carbon, a carbon farming service provider, Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council and Olkola Aboriginal Corporation announce their agreement to conduct savannah burning on their 13 000 square kilometres in Cape York to comply with the Federal Government’s Carbon Farming initiative.

  83. 8 May 14

    Cairns press conference: Aboriginal - Corporate joint carbon farming initiative

    On Monday 12 May 2014 at 11am outside the Pacific International Hotel, 43 The Esplanade, Cairns there will be a press conference announcing an innovative Aboriginal – corporate joint venture carbon farming project to be conducted on Cape York Peninsula.

  84. 30 Apr 14

    McCullough Robertson announces new partner to join its successful private client practice

    The continuing importance to Australia’s large independent corporate law firms of retaining a strong private client practice has been reaffirmed with the appointment of John Ioannou at McCullough Robertson.

  85. 14 Apr 14

    18 McCullough Robertson lawyers named in the 2014-2015 Best Lawyers in Australia list

    McCullough Robertson is pleased to announce that 18 lawyers have been named to the 2014-2015 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

  86. 11 Apr 14

    Why Japan FTA criticisms miss the mark

    The negative responses from certain agricultural industry groups this week to the historic announcement of the Japanese Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) was disappointing to say the least.

  87. 1 Apr 14

    Changing of the guard

    McCullough Robertson announces new Chairman. One of Australia’s leading native title lawyers, Dominic McGann, has been named Chairman of Partners at Australian independent law firm, McCullough Robertson.

  88. 7 Mar 14

    GM crop test case

    After a couple of years build up, the WA Supreme Court case of Marsh v Baxter is drawing to a conclusion this week after nine days of hearings. The case has attracted worldwide attention and widespread coverage in foreign media (including in India, the UK and China).

  89. 25 Feb 14

    Foreign direct investment takeovers and acquisitions in Australia

    In this webinar recording, Partners John Kettle and Isaac West discuss the topic of foreign direct investment and takeovers and acquisitions in Australia, whilst also examining two recent takeover bids involving GrainCorp and Saputo.

  90. 14 Nov 13

    ATO response to dividend access shares

    During the past week, the ATO has issued section 264 notices to some accountants and taxation advisors requesting detailed information in relation to dividend access shares. In this video, Hayden Bentley discusses what you need to do if contacted by the ATO.

  91. 8 Nov 13

    Brisbane lawyer to attempt mountain peak to support Aussie farmers

    Trent Thorne, from McCullough Robertson Lawyers, will travel to New Zealand in early December to climb Mount Cook in a bid to attract donations of funds to purchase urgently-needed livestock fodder through the ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign.

  92. 25 Oct 13

    Corporate Update from The Mining 2013 Resources Convention

    Partners Isaac West and Hayden Bentley delivered the Corporate Update at The Mining 2013 Resources Convention in Brisbane. Isaac and Hayden discuss flow-through capital raising, analysts' briefings and the new JORC code.

  93. 24 Oct 13

    Day 2 at The Mining 2013 Resources Convention

    Warwick Walsh, Special Counsel at McCullough Robertson, discusses the highlights of Day 2 at The Mining 2013 Resources Convention in Brisbane.

  94. 23 Oct 13

    Day 1 at The Mining 2013 Resources Convention

    McCullough Robertson Partner, Hayden Bentley shares his thoughts on topics emerging on Day 1 at The Mining 2013 Resources Convention in Brisbane.

  95. 19 Aug 13

    Sovereign risk

    The following article appeared as an opinion piece in Queensland Country Life. Senior Associate, Trent Thorne looks at the growing threat of sovereign risk on Australian business and the need for government to action change.

  96. 31 Jul 13

    The Projects and Construction Review

    McCullough Robertson’s Resources Group has contributed the Australia chapter to The Projects and Construction Review, published by Law Business Research.

  97. 28 Jun 13

    Live export vital to rural economy

    Live export vital to rural economy. Anyone with a passing interest in current affairs would be aware the live export industry in Australia has been under sustained attack since the airing of the 4 Corners program ‘A Bloody Business' in May 2011.

  98. 13 May 13

    Live export - 20,000 leagues of incompetence

    The following article appeared as an opinion piece in The Land and Queensland Country Life.The article relates to the continuing fallout from the suspension of the live export trade and raising questions about the RSPCA’s ongoing prosecutorial role, given their publicised stance on the live export trade.

  99. 30 Apr 13

    Carbon credits, carbon price and carbon farming - Key details of the Opposition’s climate and environmental plans

    The Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage, the Honourable Greg Hunt MP attended McCullough Robertson’s offices yesterday to outline the Coalition’s carbon emissions policy at a forum and lunch arranged by our Carbon Services Team and attended by over 100 of McCullough Robertson’s clients in the resources, agribusiness and energy sectors.

  100. 15 Apr 13

    McCullough Robertson adds top lawyer to Newcastle team

    McCullough Robertson adds top lawyer to Newcastle team 15 April 2013 Ms Suzie Leask has been appointed as Senior Associate at well respected independent law firm, McCullough Robertson. Ms Leask will be based in the Newcastle office of the national firm,...

  101. 5 Apr 13

    Eight McCullough Robertson Lawyers Named in the 2013 Best Lawyers in Australia List

    Eight McCullough Robertson Lawyers Named in the 2013 Best Lawyers in Australia List 5 April 2013 McCullough Robertson is pleased to announce that eight lawyers have been named in the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers with Chairman of Partners, Brett Heading,...

  102. 6 Feb 13

    Continuous disclosure guidance not completely clear...

    Partner Oliver Talbot and lawyer Christian Baldock look into why Australia's disclosure framework is still widely regarded as a minefield.

  103. 20 Sep 12

    Australasia's finest glass prize to visit Brisbane

    The Ranamok Glass Prize, now in its eighteenth year, continues to encourage preeminent contemporary glass artists from Australia and New Zealand and has become a pivotal event in the Australian visual arts and craft calendar.

  104. 12 Sep 12

    McCullough Robertson celebrate growth in the Hunter

    Resources industry and Hunter business leaders will gather together on Thursday 13 September when leading independent Australian law firm McCullough Robertson hosts their annual cocktail party at Scratchleys waterside restaurant in Newcastle. The influential group will be addressed by Dr Nikki Williams, CEO of the Australian Coal Association.

  105. 6 Sep 12

    Buyer beware

    The surge in the value of the Australian dollar and the increased popularity in shopping online has recently led to some unintended and potentially costly consequences for some farming sector participants. Trent Thorne, a food and agribusiness specialist from law firm McCullough Robertson, discusses some tips and traps.

  106. 5 Sep 12

    Crowd funding - easy capital or legal nightmare?

    Crowd funding has come a long way from its origins backing struggling rock bands. It has proven to be a highly successful vehicle to raise funds for disaster relief, philanthropic activities, supporting bloggers and website operators, political campaigns, software development, and scientific research. The next frontier is capital for start up companies.

  107. 31 Aug 12

    Queensland's largest construction law conference returns to Central Coast

    If there’s one engineering event that every project manager should place in their diary it is McCullough Robertson’s Construction Law Conference.

  108. 22 Aug 12

    McCullough Robertson going from strength to strength with local talent

    Leading independent Australian law firm McCullough Robertson’s appointment of four senior members to their Newcastle office has confirmed that their move to the Hunter three years ago was absolutely the right strategy, and they didn’t have to look far from home to find their talent.

  109. 16 Aug 12

    McCullough Robertson recognised in award nominations for Women in Business Law Awards

    Coveted nominations have been received by leading independent Australian law firm McCullough Robertson for both individual practice areas and firm awards at the inaugural Euromoney Legal Media Group Australasia Women in Business Law Awards.

  110. 2 Jul 12

    Young guns rewarded for being best and brightest

    Young guns are leading the charge at independent Australian law firm, McCullough Robertson, with two new partners aged 30 and under among this year’s senior appointments.

  111. 29 Jun 12

    McCullough Robertson helps break World's Greatest Shave fundraising record!

    Final figures show the 2012 World’s Greatest Shave in March raised a record of more than $5 million in Queensland for leukaemia patients and the Leukaemia Foundation thanks the McCullough Robertson team for their contribution to this result.

  112. 4 Jun 12

    ACQ Global Awards recognises McCullough Robertson

    London, June, 2012 – ACQ, a premier global M&A magazine, has recognised McCullough Robertson, a leading player in the marketplace, as a winner in the 2012 ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS.

  113. 27 Apr 12

    Optus loses important copyright appeal about Optus TV Now service

    The Full Federal Court today ruled against Optus in an important copyright appeal. Optus’s TV Now service was found to breach the copyright in various AFL and NRL broadcasts and not to be time-shifted personal recording by the individual users.

  114. 26 Mar 12

    Branding your beef

    Intellectual property is an extremely valuable asset but its importance in the agricultural industry, particularly for cattle producers, does not always get the attention it deserves. McCullough Robertson Partner, Brett Heading and Lawyer, Sarah North outline the intricacies of this often over-looked issue.

  115. 15 Mar 12

    Court ruling on carbon emissions a big win for smaller mines

    An appeal in the NSW Land and Environment Court relating to what was argued were discriminatory environmental conditions being placed on a NSW coal mine has achieved a big win for smaller miners.

  116. 13 Mar 12

    McCullough Robertson named Employer of Choice for Women 2012

    McCullough Robertson has been named an Employer of Choice for Women by the Federal Government’s Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) for the third year in a row.

  117. 5 Mar 12

    McCullough Robertson lawyers recognised in 2012 Best Lawyers Australia

    Four McCullough Robertson lawyers have been recognised by their peers as among Australia's best lawyers, according to the results of the 2012 Best Lawyers Australia published in the Australian Financial Review, with partner Derek Pocock earning the prestigious 'Lawyer of the Year' title.

  118. 13 Dec 11

    McCullough Robertson helps get Grantham back on its feet

    The flood devastated Lockyer Valley town of Grantham is a step closer to recovery with the opening of a historic housing estate relocating residents to high ground outside the flood zone.

  119. 13 Dec 11

    McCullough Robertson advises on $5.1 billion Whitehaven Coal and Aston Resources merger

    Leading law firm McCullough Robertson is advising on the creation of the largest ASX listed independent coal company.

  120. 1 Dec 11

    New partner appointments and promotions show depth of McCullough Robertson team

    Leading law firm McCullough Robertson will start the New Year with a new partner and five senior associate appointments, demonstrating the depth of talent at the large independent law firm, as well as the continued growth of its New South Wales operations.

  121. 28 Nov 11

    Law firm shows that a smaller footprint can lead to a bigger future

    Leading law firm McCullough Robertson has been commended by the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) for its commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices, reducing its total carbon emissions by 4.2% in 2011 despite an increase in staff.

  122. 24 Oct 11

    Live export ruling welcomed but at what cost to industry?

    The release of the independent review into the live export industry has been welcomed by industry participants, but falls short of addressing the problems caused by the original temporary ban, according to agriculture lawyer, Trent Thorne, from McCullough Robertson.

  123. 29 Sep 11

    Law firm leads the way with new paid parental leave option

    Leading law firm McCullough Robertson is paving the way for women in the workforce, announcing today that they will pay the full parental leave payment up front.

  124. 16 Sep 11

    Infrastructure charges and service delivery - the gap widens

    Local Government and Planning lawyer, Trevor Gallienne, provides a helpful insight into the impact of capped infrastructure charges.

  125. 29 Aug 11

    The ATO’s ruling on farm-out arrangements has been ten years in the making - has it been worth the wait?

    After 10 years, the ATO has ruled on how changes to tax laws in 2001 apply to mining companies conducting exploration to acquire a mining tenement, under so called ‘farm-out’ arrangements. Resource tax specialist, Hayden Bentley, from leading law firm McCullough Robertson, said the ATO’s release (on 24 August) of the second of two draft rulings on the tax treatment of farm-out arrangements was welcome, although an element of risk remains.

  126. 24 Aug 11

    Construction conference shines spotlight on regional Queensland

    Some of the country’s major mining, resources and construction companies are expected to gather at the 11th annual McCullough Robertson construction conference in Yeppoon from 25-26 August 2011.

  127. 18 Aug 11

    Safety training - then, now and the future

    The mining industry has come a long way on the safety journey. Talk to anyone who has been in the industry for any significant amount of time and they will tell you how safety has become part of the culture and that zero harm is seen as an achievable reality, not a distant dream.

  128. 15 Aug 11

    A new book suggests sweeping changes should be made to the way charities are run

    McCullough Robertson, as part of its Community Partnerships programme, has hosted a launch for a book which suggests sweeping changes to the way charities are run.

  129. 29 Jul 11

    Cattle industry pain has ripple effect – rural communities at risk

    Almost a month after the live export ban was lifted, no Australian cattle has left for Indonesia and the cattle industry is doing it tough, with some producers reporting mounting losses of in excess of $350,000 per month according to agribusiness lawyer, Trent Thorne, from McCullough Robertson.

  130. 30 Jun 11

    Resources group at McCullough Robertson gains new partner

    Internationally recognised energy and resources lawyer Susan O’Rourke has joined Queensland’s largest law firm, McCullough Robertson.

  131. 30 Jun 11

    New partner and senior appointments - 2011

    Internationally recognised energy and resources lawyer Susan O’Rourke has joined Queensland’s largest law firm, McCullough Robertson. Her appointment as Partner in the firm’s resources group is a significant one, according to Chairman Brett Heading.

  132. 9 Jun 11

    New EU cookie laws - carrying more than calories

    Australian website owners could find the use of cookies more hazardous than their calorie-laden counterparts if Australian law follows a recent example set by the EU. Privacy lawyer, Emma Weedon, from McCullough Robertson, said new laws introduced in the European Union will prohibit the use of cookies without the 'explicit consent' of users, from 26 May 2011.

  133. 8 Jun 11

    Strategic Cropping Land - proceed with caution

    Tim Hanmore, specialist in environment regulation outlines the latest development in the Government’s Strategic Cropping land (SCL) policy release.

  134. 31 May 11

    Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in jails still too high

    A campaign to cut the rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration by 10% each for ten years, will be launched by Professor Boni Robertson and sponsors McCullough Robertson on 8 June 2011 in Brisbane.

  135. 18 May 11

    Workplace health and safety harmonisation may be costly

    The harmonisation of workplace health and safety laws across the country, while reducing red tape and arguably improving safety for workers, could prove costly, according to leading lawyer in workplace relations, McCullough Robertson’s Cameron Dean.

  136. 16 May 11

    Proposed changes to the ways charities conduct business will have significant impact

    The Federal budget announcement proposing changes to the not-for-profit sector in Australia will have a significant impact on the sector’s ability to do business, and ultimately, to help the growing number of Australians turning to charities in hard times.

  137. 5 May 11

    And after the flood...you need more than a handshake

    Queensland’s recent flood and cyclone disasters have exposed the risk of handshake deals and standard contracts in creating a potentially even bigger tragedy for businesses at the start of the supply chain, according to McCullough Robertson Partner Malcolm McBratney.

  138. 1 Apr 11

    Leading lawyer warns business of trade mark pitfalls when using Google AdWords

    Queensland companies turning to the internet to boost their business should choose their words carefully to avoid being hit with trade mark infringement claims, according to McCullough Robertson Partner Malcolm McBratney.

  139. 6 Mar 11

    McCullough Robertson named Employer of Choice for Women 2011

    For the second year in a row, McCullough Robertson has been named an Employer of Choice for Women by the Federal Government’s Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).

  140. 27 Sep 10

    McCullough Robertson expands on solid growth outlook

    Leading law firm McCullough Robertson continues to expand, announcing today the appointment of six new partners, two special counsel and nine senior associates.

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