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Useful Links

We have put together a page of useful webiste you can go to find out more information about the legal process, your legal rights and the law in general.

Black Bear Legal do not control these websites or provide any endorsement of the information, views or expressions they may publish upon them from time to time, they are listed here for your information only and your use of them and the information they contain is entirely at your own risk.

Queensland Courts – Often the first and best place to start to find out what you should (or shouldn’t do) when pursuing a legal claim in Queensland. You will find an array of helpful information, contacts, forms and guides on the correct processes to follow.

Queensland Legislation – You will find access to every piece of Queensland legislation and related information—Bills introduced, Acts as passed, subordinate legislation as made and point-in-time reprints (consolidations) of Acts and subordinate legislation. All can be read online, searched and downloaded in pdf.

Federal (Commonwealth) Courts – You will find an array of helpful information, contacts, forms and guides on the correct processes to follow if your claim is within the jurisdication of the Federal Courts of Australia.

Federal (Commonwealth) Legislation – The Federal Register of Legislation is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. You will find all Commonwealth Acts and subordinate legislation available to read and download.

AustLII – AustLII publishes public legal information — that is, primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (law reform and royal commission reports for example) and a substantial collection of law journals.

Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc – Local to the Sunshine Coast with outreach centres across the region the Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc is an independent, non-profit community organisation providing legal advice, referrals and education. They provide a large amount of legal information online and you can also make an appointment to see a volonteer lawyer for a free legal advice session if you need one.

Caxton Legal Centre – The Queensland Law Handbook is a comprehensive, plain-English legal resource designed to help you deal with your legal problems. It provides a great overview of the law in Queensland and very useful resources, guides and step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the legal system.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Unfortunately, we have had to close our physical office during the Covid-19 crisis which has caused extraordinary disruption with all staff needing to work from home (as best they can).

As a father with small children that both suffer with respiratory illnesses, we are keeping our children home.  It will be very difficult for our office to run effectively for the foreseeable future and I appreciate your patience at this time.

Given the difficulties, we are temporarily limiting our home office 'core hours' to 10.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday for phone calls and 'ordinary' working hours.

Please do not expect that we will be able to address any enquiry or phone call outside of those times and we will get back to you and address your enquiry as soon as possible.

We hope you appreciate the situation we are in and I certainly apologise for any inconvenience or delay this may cause.

If your email or enquiry is genuinely urgent please call me on my mobile 0420 308151 and I will answer if I am free but otherwise leave a voicemail alerting me to the urgency of the matter.

We wish you well and hope you stay safe during this unprecedented time.

Kind regards,

Michael Turner