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"Clubs face a diverse range of legal issues every day. Our team has the specialist expertise and knowledge of clubs to provide a one-stop-shop for advice on every aspect of law affecting the industry." Curt Schatz
While the genesis of our expertise has been in the liquor, gaming and the hotel industry, our firm also has a specific interest in the club sector, through direct alliances with Clubs Queensland, the RSL movement and Bowls Queensland. We also advise other clubs in the sporting, recreational, and cultural arenas.
Well-meaning and loyal members often run clubs. However, the complex issues surrounding the operation of liquor, food and gaming provided by many club venues requires specialist legal advice. This is particularly so in today’s highly regulated environment, with a plethora of compliance issues emerging at a rapid rate.
Our team has particular expertise in the intricacies of club operations. Our focus is on working with clubs to become efficient, profitable and legally compliant.
We offer an all-inclusive service which encompasses, but is not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and takeovers, structuring and restructuring (including for clubs in financial difficulty), club constitutions, meetings procedures and management agreements, self-exclusion policies (gaming or liquor), extensions to physical facilities, alterations to trading conditions (such as hours, service and products), responsible service of alcohol, compliance and policy development.
We also advise the industry on employment and industrial relations matters, any insurance claims, and dispute resolution (such as landlord, tenant, supplier and member disputes).