John Hamilton

Principal  |  Commercial

(07) 3231 0623

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John Hamilton believes the key to success is building strong relationships with clients that withstand the test of time. 

John is a Principal of the firm's Commercial team with a strong track record in advising clients across a wide range of commercial and corporate matters. He possesses specialist knowledge and application in industrial relations matters, including employment and workplace issues, whilst working extensively in the education, property, energy and gas sector, and motor vehicle industries.

John Hamilton's clients include private and publicly listed companies, high wealth individuals, family entities, and local and State government departments.

He has a 25-year track record of managing publicly sensitive issues and delivering results.



Bachelor Of Laws, Queensland University Of Technology
Solicitor Of The Supreme Court Of Queensland

Community Involvement

Member, Australian Institute Of Company Directors
Member, Queensland Law Society

Client Solutions

Education Client
Client problem

John's client faced concerns regarding Commonwealth funding.

outcome achieved

John conducted a review and analysis of all States and Territory Commonwealth funding agreements for over 50 schools to provide certainty on the levying and collection of the network service fee.

Motor Dealer
Client problem

John's client was involved in a matter concerning complicated circumstances leading to the acquisition of a series of motor dealers.

outcome achieved

John successfully navigated corporate legislation to enable the acquisition of multiple dealerships and a potential listing on the ASX.

National Education System Owner
Client problem

John's client required assistance in responding to a request from the regulator as to why their accreditation should not be cancelled.

outcome achieved

John successfully aided the client in the matter so that the accreditation was maintained.


John Hamilton's INSIGHTS

October 9, 2019

Commercial, Digital Law

Privacy Law | Breaches That Cost You And Your Back Pocket!

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"McInnes Wilson were extremely helpful and proactive in their communication, ensuring we were always fully informed."