John Hamilton

John Hamilton

Principal Commercial | Brisbane
07 3231 0623 jhamilton@mcw.com.au Download vCard

John Hamilton has 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. He has worked extensively in the education, property, energy and gas sector and motor vehicle industries. 

John’s clients include private and publicly listed companies, high wealth individuals, family entities, local government and state government departments. 

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

Listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 for Education Law

John's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

John's Expertise

  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Education
  • Commercial transactions
  • Family disputes, relationships and advisory

 

John's Leadership

  • Chartered Institute of Transport
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Australasian Railways Association
  • Australian Institute of Risk Management
  • Fellow, Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Associate, Australian Institute of Management
  • Member, Queensland Law Society

John's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Education

Work Undertaken

Advising a governing body of 48 schools on a number of matters involving disputes with parents, workplace investigations, administration matters, sexual harassment, bullying, and government regulation.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Work for local councils

Work Undertaken

Acting for a number of local councils in areas of risk management, ownership restructuring of council property, acquisition of land, and leasing agreements.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Motor dealer transaction

Work Undertaken

Acting for private clients in the acquisition and disposal of shares of motor dealerships.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Advising in respect of proposed large scale residential, commercial and marina development

Work Undertaken

Town planning and commercial advice which assisted the client to proceed with the development.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Resolution of commercial disputes

Work Undertaken

Managing shareholder disputes to exiting non-performing partner.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Family dispute

Work Undertaken

Resolving a complex dispute between mother and son regarding the loan of money for a property transaction.

John's recent publications

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  1. Combustible cladding – Risks for retirement village and aged care operators.

    30 Jan 2019

    In the wake of London’s fatal Grenfell fire in June 2017 and Melbourne’s own Lacrosse fire in November 2014, Australia is cracking down on unsafe cladding that poses risk to human life, whether domestically manufactured or imported. Queensland...

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  2. Combustible cladding – Owners of Childcare Buildings.

    30 Oct 2018

    Combustible cladding – Owners of Childcare Buildings. In the wake of London’s fatal Grenfell fire in June 2017 and Melbourne’s own Lacrosse fire in November 2014, Australia is cracking down on unsafe cladding that poses risk to human...

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  3. PRIVACY LAW UPDATE | IS YOUR SCHOOL PREPARED?

    24 Jan 2018

    PRIVACY LAW UPDATE | IS YOUR SCHOOL PREPARED? Your school could face penalties of up to $1.8 million if it fails to protect the privacy of its students, parents, volunteers and staff. From 22 February 2018, changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act)...

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