BODY CORPORATE LAWYERS… EXCLUSIVELY


Our objectives:

    • to proactively and expertly assist our valued body corporate committee and owner clients with clear, concise and cost effective advice. We know the industry and we know the issues people will face;
    • to maintain and develop our professional skills and expertise; and
    • to provide our fantastic staff with enjoyable and challenging work, and the chance to support our clients to the best of their ability.

MHL commenced as a start-up in 2010 and hit the ground running. We have grown strongly every year on every measure of success, staff involvement and client satisfaction. We are structured to service our clients efficiently and to ensure positive and ongoing working relationships.

Our staff are highly motivated, skilled and hard-working people – all are dedicated to providing you with the best possible advice and service – in a timely and cost-effective manner. Unlike other firms, our staff stay with us: we enjoy an exceptionally low turnover rate and our staff form supportive client relationships which endure for years.

Expertise:

MHL practices exclusively in body corporate law because we prefer to focus our skills, experience and expertise. We really enjoy helping people with the myriad of issues that arise in a body corporate environment. And we understand that body corporate issues are complex and multi-dimensional, but we have the track record, skills sets and determination, to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our highly specific practice means that:

  1. we are always advising on, and researching, issues just like yours;
  2. we are constantly monitoring new decisions and legislation; and
  3. we can perform your work cost effectively as a result.

Call us today to see these attributes working for you.

Our clients:

MHL acts for some of the largest and most complex bodies corporate in Qld. We like to think this reflects our skills and expertise.

We have acted for Q1, Circle on Cavill, Southport Central, Coomera Waters and many other large bodies corporate on the Gold Coast. As a result, we have significant experience advising committees regarding schemes with: multiple towers; building management statements; and layered schemes with numerous subsidiaries. We also have integrated resorts experience, which few other body corporate lawyers can match.

MHL also act for the more ‘usual’ bodies corporate which comprise a single tower or units on a standard format plan. We act for many, many committees administering these schemes.

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Our office is conveniently located on level 7 of Southport Central, has magnificent Broadwater views, a good coffee machine and boasts a great and happy atmosphere.
Clients are welcome to come and visit us at any time!

Senior Lawyers – Background

Peter Hunt LLB BA (Uni Melb) is the principal and Director of MHL.

Peter commenced his legal career in Melbourne and was a senior associate at Corrs before moving to the Gold Coast with his family in 2004. He has practiced as a partner in two larger firms on the Gold Coast and left to form Mathews Hunt Legal in 2010, to focus almost exclusively on body corporate law. His aim is to provide high quality, timely and cost effective legal services to his valued body corporate clients.

Peter is a highly respected body corporate lawyer both in Qld and interstate. Reflecting this, he was recently honoured by being made a Fellow of the Australian College of Community Association Lawyers. Peter is actively involved in a professional capacity as a presenter of law and industry seminars, as co-author of law reform submissions and as a member of the principal body corporate organisations across Australia.

Peter has an active career in all body corporate aspects including education and law reform activities:

Presenter: Peter regularly presents on body corporate law and issues to body corporate managers and via SCA organised seminars across Queensland; for example, he presented a seminar on Qld case law to the 2015 ACCAL conference and has been invited to speak on management rights issues at the 2015 Griffith University Strata Conference.

Law Reform: Peter was on the SCA legislative review committee for several years and was a major contributor on a submission to the Government on the dozen most pressing issues requiring reform; and was the Chair responsible for ACCAL’s submission to the State Government on changes to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal legislation.

Member of: the Australian College of Community Association Lawyers (ACCAL), Strata Community Australia (SCA), and the Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association.

Dr. Kate Mathews SJD (Bond) LLM LLB(Hons) BA(Hons) (Uni Melb) has been a lawyer for almost two decades & has worked in house for many large & well-known companies – including Toyota Australia, Pacifica Group, SECV and Komatsu Australia. She has significant contracts, trade practices, compliance & marketing experience, as well as legal compliance experience, which she brings to body corporate law work to assist committees to minimise risk and optimise performance and efficiency.

Kate is an Honorary Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Bond University and holds Honours degrees from the University of Melbourne in law, a Masters in law and a Doctoral degree in law from Bond University. In the past year, she has had several legal papers published in the well-respected International Computer Law & Security Review which is published in hard copy and online from the UK.

Kate commenced her career with Freehills, which remains one of Australia largest and most dynamic law firms and has worked for businesses across Australia and internationally. She provides high level research, advice and contracts drafting skills to MHL whenever required in our clients’ best interests.