Trenton Schreurs

Trenton Schreurs

Principal Electronic Law | Brisbane
07 3014 6510 tschreurs@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Trenton enjoys being at the forefront of emerging trends, and therefore excels in the space of electronic and insurance law. He has a keen interest in developing technology and its intersection with the law.

Trenton has extensive experience in insurance litigation and dispute resolution from both the Insurer and Plaintiff perspectives. He also has a profound interest in emergent technology including intellectual property and copyright online, privacy, media law, defamation and regulation of the internet. Trenton is often called upon to provide advice on the implementation of ‘best practice’ privacy, copyright and intellectual property safeguards for both companies and individuals. 

I have a keen mind for cutting to the heart of a matter.

Trenton's Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Law and Justice, Queensland University of Technology) - ongoing
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Griffith University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law
  • Master of Laws (Commercial/ Intellectual Property), QUT
  • Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Griffith University

Trenton's Expertise

  • Electronic law
  • Digital dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • Insurance litigation

Trenton's Leadership

  • Member, Queensland Law Society

 

Trenton's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Copyright and privacy

Work Undertaken

Provided submissions regarding amendments to the Copyright Act and Privacy Act to the Australian Government on behalf of key stakeholders.

Assisted individuals and organisations with developing best practice copyright and intellectual property protection for digital media.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Insurance litigation

Work Undertaken

Defended claims on behalf of insurers in recent Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and District Court decisions.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Electronic law

Work Undertaken

Successfully prosecuted organisations for inappropriate use and disclosure of personal social media accounts of incoming and outgoing employees.

Developed strategies and assisted clients with cloud development and legal regulation of their businesses online.

Trenton's recent publications

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  1. Doctor & Credit Reporting: Does it matter?

    14 Nov 2018

    Ms Williams-Cook took RACQ to Court for damages for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. She was awarded $35,708.25.[1] Background: On 6 August 2014, Ms Williams-Cook was driving to the movies with her partner when she was t-boned by a vehicle...

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  2. Subpoenas: How do the new rules affect you?

    01 Nov 2018

    On 24 August 2018, the rules in relation to subpoenas in Queensland changed pursuant to the Uniform Civil Procedure (Subpoena) Amendment Rule 2018. We look at some of the fundamental changes below. Can subpoenas be issued and/or served electronically?...

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  3. Can you be defamed by Google? Stay Tuned...

    25 Jun 2018

    Recently, the High Court overturned a decision of the Court of Appeal in Victoria that re-opens an interesting question: Can you be defamed by platforms such as Google for the arrangement of their search results? Background Mr Trkulja had originally...

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