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"We are the Number One hospitality lawyers in Queensland. We do the most transactions and act in the biggest deals.  We love acting for corporates and individuals in the hotels, tourism and accommodation sectors which generally revolve around liquor and gaming law." Curt Schatz

Mullins Lawyers is a leader in hospitality law in Queensland.  Our reputation comes from acting for the industry for more than 26 years and the strong relationships we have developed with clients, industry associations and government bodies during that time.  Our clients include owners and operators of small and large hotels, pubs, clubs, nightclubs, restaurants, resorts and accommodation venues.

Our specialist team advises clients on the strategic and technical aspects of their business operations including the sale, purchase and restructure of licensed venues, all aspects of new venue development, liquor and gaming applications and permits, management agreements, policy development and compliance.  Our whole of industry experience means we deliver proactive, timely and commercial advice to our clients that meet their individual needs.

Members of our team work closely with government regulators in the liquor and gaming sector and advise peak industry bodies, such as the Queensland Hotels Association, Clubs Queensland, Bowls Queensland and the Hotel Motel and Accommodation Association, including preparing industry submissions. Our experience in advising both industry and government means our clients have ready access to decision-makers and leading edge advice on developments facing the industry.

Since January 2007 our team has acted in the purchase of more than 40 hotels and clubs valued in excess of $230 million and the sale of more than 20 hotels and clubs valued in excess of $130 million throughout Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia (both leasehold and freehold).

We offer an all-inclusive service that includes advice on employment and industrial relations matters, insurance, workers’ compensation and personal injury claims.

We advise the industry on:

  • sale, purchase and restructure of licensed venues
  • new venue development
  • liquor and gaming applications and permits
  • management agreements
  • policy development and compliance
  • leasing and licensing
  • dispute resolution and other litigation related matters.

key people

Matthew Bradford

Matthew Bradford

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Curt Schatz

Curt Schatz

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Louise Wallace

Louise Wallace

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Michael Potts

Michael Potts

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