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The Best Lawyers™


More recognition for KHQ’s top flight team, with several of our lawyers being recognised in the 10th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia!

This is the third consecutive year that Peter and Fiona have been so recognised, and the second consecutive year for Gina. Congratulations, team!

Legal 500 Asia Pacific Leading Firm 2018

Legal 500 Asia Pacific


We are proud to announce that KHQ Lawyers has again been recognised as a Leading Firm (Employment) in Australia for 2018 by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Chris Gianatti, Director of our Workplace Relations & OHS team, is a Band 1 ‘Leading Individual’ for the fourth consecutive year, and Senior Associate Claire Brown joins the ranks as a Recommended lawyer.

Congratulations to Chris, Claire & the team!

Who's Who Legal


Peter Buberis and Iain Irvine have again received international recognition with their inclusion in the Who’s Who Legal for Franchise law in 2017.

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 fifth time Peter has been so recognised and according to Who’s Who Legal, Peter “impresses clients and peers alike with his strong client base and impressive understanding of the industry”. This is the second time that Iain has been recognised, with clients describing him as a “true leader in the franchise legal market”.

Many thanks to our clients for this wonderful recognition, and congratulations Peter & Iain!

Recent News & Insights

JOY Law – surrogacy in Australia

Posted By on 12/02/18 at 9:26 AM

In this episode of JOY Law, Monica and I talk about surrogacy: what it is, how it works and the laws pertaining to surrogacy in Australia. In particular, we discuss: the various forms of surrogacy; intended parents and who gets named as parents on the child’s birth certificate; commercial surrogacy versus altruistic surrogacy; the legislation … Read more

Giving evidence at a Royal Commission

Posted By on 12/02/18 at 9:08 AM

The first hearing of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry will take place today in Melbourne. Although no witnesses will be called at this initial public hearing, we thought that it would be timely to briefly summarise the rights and obligations of those summonsed to appear as a … Read more

Exemption from foreign purchaser additional duty – new guidelines

Posted By on 6/02/18 at 12:09 PM

The Treasurer has released new guidelines, effective from 5 January 2018, regarding the factors to be considered when determining whether a foreign purchaser is entitled to an exemption from foreign purchaser additional duty (FPAD) on residential land. We’ve summarised below the changes from the old guidelines, as well as the significant new guidelines. Summary The … Read more