KHQ - Kelly Hazell Quill

Passionate about being the Best

Patner of the Year Finalist for 2016

Recent Recognition

KHQ is proud to announce that it was a finalist for Australian Boutique Firm of the Year at the 2016 Australasian Law Awards, and David Kelly was selected as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 2016 "Partner of the Year Awards"

Who's Who Legal: Franchising

KHQ Lawyers is proud to announce that both Peter Buberis and Iain Irvine have received international recognition with their inclusion in the Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2016. Who’s Who Legal conducts independent research with clients and peers to identify the world’s leading franchise lawyers for inclusion in this annual publication. This is the fourth time Peter has been so recognised, with Iain being included for the first time. This award is testament to the outstanding skills and expertise of our franchise team.

Who's Who Legal: Franchise 2016
Corporate & Commercial

Corporate transactions, commercial contracts, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and more. KHQ can handle all of your business's corporate and commercial legal needs.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We understand that litigation is not a pleasant process and that you need your lawyers to focus on getting you the best result possible, as quickly as possible.

Workplace Relations & Employment

Full service industrial relations and employment expertise drawn from experience in a variety of top-tier and in-house corporate roles.

Commercial Property & Development

We have extensive experience acting for significant property owners and developers and can provide important advice to minimise risks of a wide range of transactions.

Intellectual Property

We advise local and international clients across a diverse range of industries on protecting, exploiting and commercialising their intellectual property rights.

Franchising, Licensing & Distribution

The members of our franchise team have assisted many clients grow from small enterprises to national and international business systems.


Our lawyers have provided services to the government sector for more than 10 years. We are recognised on the Commonwealth Governments Legal Services Multi-Use List.

Marketing, Advertising & Promotions

From consumer promotions to packaging and labeling, KHQ has the knowledge required to ensure compliance for your organisation.


IT and technology licensing, online legal issues, venture capital and other fundraising, start-ups, international trade and negotiations.

Recent Blog Articles

Employee's after hours meals made very expensive!

By Michael Cochrane & Jack Stuk ATO disallows overtime meal deduction and imposes penalties (Kael v ATO) Mr Kael (K) claimed as tax deductions, overtime meal expenses for two (2) years during which K worked on building sites during the day, with paperwork performed at n...

Read more

What is a retail lease?

By James Lainas & Jennifer Huppert In Victoria, retail leases are governed by the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (Act).  If your lease is deemed to be a retail lease, the Act imposes extra obligations on landlords and affords extra protections to tenants.  Those ob...

Read more

Record safety prosecution fine of $1m – traffic management

On 14 December 2016, the highest safety fine for a single OHS offence in Victoria was delivered to Toll Transport in the County Court of Victoria. It involved Toll’s shipping service at Webb Dock in Port Melbourne.  Background In 2014, a Toll stevedore was run ov...

Read more