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Level 2 - 100 McLachlan Street Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia 4006

Anthony Douglas

Anthony Douglas is a Special Counsel at Suthers Taylor. He has expertise in commercial law, corporate law, body corporate, contractual and property related law.
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Lawyer, Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Lawyer, High Court of Australia
  • High Court of New Zealand


During his time at Suthers Taylor Anthony has: Represented clients in a wide range of commercial transactions and activities including:

  • commercial and retail shop leases;
  • agreements for sale and purchase of various businesses including post office, service stations, hotels and motels;
  • agreements for sale and purchase of various plant and equipment;
  • rural property transactions including cattle and sugar properties;
  • finance and security documentation;
  • share sale and buy-back agreements;
  • corporate and Trust establishment and restructuring;
  • negotiations with Government entities in relation to land valuations and water supply agreements;
  • partnership establishment and dissolution.


Negotiated and drafted all documents relating to property transactions including:

  • lease arrangements;
  • preparing leasehold and freehold transfers;
  • land development relating to Local and Stage Government requirements;
  • security transfers and preparation of security documentation;
  • transfer of vehicles; and
  • licensing arrangements with Liquor Licensing.


Developed a standard form for Loan Agreements and Mortgage documentation for security interests in accordance with the Consumer Credit Code. Represented and advised a number of significant corporate groups and entities in matters relating to:

  • corporate incorporation and restructuring;
  • liability of corporate officers;
  • shareholder agreements;
  • establishment of Body Corporate meetings of minutes;
  • preparation Body Corporate Roll;
  • general advice for Body Corporate.


Provided advice, negotiated, and drafted:

  • employment contracts;
  • consultancy agreements;
  • confidentiality agreements;
  • software licence agreements;
  • option to purchase agreements;
  • franchise agreements; and
  • management agreements.


Represented client’s in litigation matters (which were settled on a commercial basis rather than expensive trials) involving the following areas:

  • industrial relations;
  • Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cwlth) and Fair Trading Act 1989 (Qld);
  • contractual disputes;
  • lease and property disputes;
  • Retail Shop Leases Act 1994; and
  • partnership dissolution.


Represented a number of clients regarding Body Corporate Related Matters. Represented and advised client’s in relation to:

  • liquor licence applications; and
  • gaming machine licence applications;


Conducted negotiations and dealings with parties involved in the sugar, beef and mining industry.

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