Tim Smith

Principal  |  Commercial


(07) 3231 0628

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Tim is dedicated to all aspects of his work and clients, tackling any obstacles in an enthusiastic and pragmatic style. 

Tim is a Principal within the firm's Commercial division. Acting for a broad cross-section of clients, including both private industry and government sectors, he has a particular interest in the areas of agriculture, marinas and independent education.

Tim's extensive experience involves advising local governments, marina clients and incorporated associations, agri-business transactions, negotiating and drafting Land Access Agreements, as well as commercial property leasing, acquisitions and reviewing.


CAREER highlights

Key Specialisations


  • Bachelor Of Arts, Griffith University
  • Bachelor Of Laws, Griffith University
  • Graduate Diploma Of Practical Legal Training, College Of Law

community involvement

  • Member, Marina Industries Association Of Australia
  • Member, Queensland Law Society


Client Solutions

Independent School Owner and Operator
Land Acquisition
Client problem

Complex land acquisition for a new school.

outcome achieved

Tim assisted his client in negotiating and entering into a collaboration arrangement with a private developer to facilitate the acquisition of land to establish a K -12 co-educational school. This involved addressing complex tax concerns, as well as meeting the requirements and timelines of multiple stakeholders.

Marina Owner and Operator
Commercial Dispute
Client problem

Difficult commercial dispute with berth owners.

outcome achieved

Tim assisted his client by negotiating and finalising a settlement without litigation commencing. He was also responsible for ensuring that the settlement terms were carried out. This involved complex land tenure transactions, including transitioning the marina's seabed tenure from administration as a port asset, amendment of the relevant legislation, and transitioning to registered berth leases for the entire marina.

Farming Enterprise
COMPANY Acquisition
Client problem

Complicated acquisition of a cropping and grazing enterprise in Queensland's Western Downs district. The transaction involved:

  • plant and equipment;
  • acquisition of water rights;
  • early cropping for the purchaser's benefit; 
  • rectification of flood damage; and
  • assignment of existing Land Access arrangements with multiple tenement holders.
outcome achieved

Tim aided in all aspects of the transaction, including legal due diligence, contract drafting and negotiating, liaising with other stakeholders, and completing the purchase.


Tim Smith's INSIGHTS & Success

McInnes Wilson Advises on Purchase of Coolum Coaches
7 New Governance Requirements for Queensland Incorporated Associations
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Advises Brisbane School on Purchase of Former Salvation Army Centre ‘Pindari’
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Advises Bus Services Client With Targeted And Smaller Acquisitions
COVID-19 and Its Impact on Your Contracts

Commercial, Technology and Digital Economy

Privacy Law | Breaches That Cost You And Your Back Pocket!
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(07) 3231 0628