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General Skilled Migration

General Skilled Migration


This article outlines Australia's General Skilled Migration program, which offers visas like Subclass 189, 190, and 491. It highlights eligibility criteria, including a points system, age limits, and health checks. Subclass 190 requires state sponsorship, while Subclass 491 targets regional growth. The article stresses the need for updated information and expert guidance for successful migration to Australia. Read More.

Shareholder Oppression

Shareholder Oppression Explained


As businesses change, their relationships with shareholders can also change, sometimes not for the better. This means that shareholders can often be left out of company decisions, don't get their fair share of profits, are stuck with a company going in a direction they don’t agree with, or have no clear way to leave. In this article, Lachlan Boyle and Riley Hickey look into shareholder oppression to help you understand what options you might have if you're dealing with this situation. Read More.

Belinda Northam - New Partner of the Year (SME Law) - 3 Years or Less

Belinda Northam Finalist for New Partner of the Year Award (SME) – 3 Years or Less


We are delighted to announce that Partner, Belinda Northam has been nominated as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 2024 Partner of the Year award (SME) – 3 years or less. This nomination is a culmination of almost 20 years in practice for Belinda, and testament to the high level of legal technical expertise she is now recognised for, in addition to the significant contributions she has made as a Partner to both her firm of the last 17 years – Ramsden Lawyers – and to the broader legal community. Read More.

International Women's Day at Ramsden Lawyers


Discover how Ramsden Lawyers celebrates International Women's Day, championing gender equality in the legal profession. This article highlights the Women of Influence breakfast and firm-wide afternoon tea, showcasing achievements and milestones of women in law. Learn about the significant "firsts" for women in the Queensland legal scene and the strides Ramsden Lawyers has made towards a more inclusive and diverse workplace. With a commitment to empowering women and fostering gender equality, Ramsden Lawyers invites readers to explore their services, collaborative opportunities, and career paths. Join us in shaping a more equitable legal landscape where the contributions of women are recognised and celebrated. Find out how Ramsden Lawyers is making history and how you can participate in this transformative journey. Read More.

Cosmetic Industry

Cosmetic Industry Crackdown


Over the last eighteen months, the cosmetic industry has experienced persistent disruptions, witnessing numerous revisions to the regulatory frameworks governing cosmetic injections and beauty practices. It is unsurprising that both clinics and practitioners find themselves confused, questioning the compliance of their advertising tactics with the stringent marketing regulations enforced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). This article delves into the TGA's stance and offers insights on how to protect your practice from unintended scrutiny. Read More.

fixed-term employment contract

Navigating Changes to Fixed-Term Employment Contract


The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 brings pivotal changes to fixed-term employment contracts. Key reforms include a cap on contract duration to two years, with only one possible extension or renewal, and introducing the Fixed Term Contract Information Statement for employees. These changes limit the consecutive use of fixed-term contracts for the same roles and introduce civil penalties for non-compliance, underscoring the legislation's commitment to ending precarious employment practices. Understanding these changes is crucial for employers and employees navigating this new legal landscape. Read More.


Defamation, Allegations, and Public Interest: The Trial of Mr Lehrmann vs. Network Ten


Explore the Lehrmann defamation trial, where Mr Lehrmann accuses Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson of defamation based on a 2021 interview with Brittany Higgins. In-depth legal analysis by Litigation Senior Associate Lachlan Boyle and Law Clerk Riley Hickey delves into defamation intricacies, public interest defense, qualified privilege, and the pivotal truth aspect. This article offers insights into evolving defamation laws, recent developments like the public interest defense, and defense strategies. Read More.



Ramsden Lawyers recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a dazzling event at Coast Kitchen & Bar, featuring highlights like a mouth-watering menu from the Coast team, speeches by John, Maggie, and Reece Ramsden, revisiting the firm's remarkable journey, a special three-tiered celebratory cake, fireworks, and performances by live musicians to add a touch of glamour. The celebration showcased the firm's commitment to excellence, weaving together moments of elegance and celebration that marked a significant milestone in the legal community. Read More.

Family Law Mediation



Family law mediation provides an alternative to litigation, addressing conflict in parenting and financial matters. In parenting mediation, the child's well-being is prioritised, fostering open communication and tailored solutions to your needs and outcomes sought. Mediation is voluntary and confidential and empowers parties to control outcomes, reducing stress and conflict. Ramsden Lawyers offers expert assistance, emphasising mediation to achieve just and equitable outcomes without protracted court proceedings, demonstrating a successful track record in resolving family disputes. Read More.


Can Generative AI Replace Your Lawyer?


Artificial intelligence is fundamentally reshaping how we access information and work. The emergence of generative AI has pushed the boundaries of what technology can achieve raising important questions about the potential for artificial intelligence to replace human professionals, including lawyers. In this article, our commercial law team considers the question of whether generative AI can replace us. Read More.


Australian Immigration - "The State Of Queensland Is Open For Business"


Exploring a move to the Land Down Under? Queensland beckons as a premier destination, from the iconic Great Barrier Reef to the bustling city of Brisbane. Excitingly, Queensland has announced its state-nominated visa program for 2023-24, presenting golden opportunities for potential immigrants. However, navigating the intricate landscape of immigration policies can be daunting. This article delves into the latest updates, eligibility criteria, and critical dates. For those considering this life-changing journey, expert guidance is essential. Ramsden Lawyers, with their vast experience in Australian immigration, stands ready to assist. Dive into our comprehensive guide and discover how to make Queensland your new home. Read More.


The Great Debate Over The Elvis Estate


Navigating the complexities of estate disputes, highlighted by the tumultuous Presley/Keough family saga over Elvis's massive estate, underscores the necessity for clear legal documentation and expert guidance. The article delves deep into the intricacies of contesting a Will in the Australian context, particularly in Queensland. From legitimacy issues rooted in inconsistent signatures to the adequacy of beneficiaries' entitlements, it's evident how vital adherence to legal standards is in ensuring the rightful distribution of assets. Ramsden Lawyers offers an invaluable lifeline in these intricate legal terrains, emphasising the importance of proactive measures and specialised counsel to prevent familial discord and safeguard assets. Read More.