Equitable Briefing Policy

Gilshenan & Luton is committed to fair and equitable practises in the course of its legal practice.  We are a signatory to the Law Council of Australia's Equitable Briefing Policy

The goal of the policy is to promote equity and diversity across the legal profession, by encouraging law firms like ours to make all reasonable endeavours to brief female barristers with relevant seniority and expertise in their relevant practice area.  

The policy does not undermine a client's right to select the barrister of their choice but seeks to ensure that an appropriately diverse range of counsel is considered for each prospective brief. 

We are proud to adopt this policy as one tangible way of encouraging and reflecting an appropriately diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Self-defence as a defence for grievous bodily harm charges

Grievous bodily harm – provocation and self defence

A common criminal charge resulting from a physical altercation is grievous bodily harm. If you are the person who delivers the ‘final hit’, can you defend the charge?
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What constitutes a criminal charge of choking, suffocation or strangulation?

What does it mean to choke, strangle or suffocate someone; from a criminal law perspective

To choke, strangle and/or suffocate are not actually defined in legislation but you can still be found guilty and they are serious criminal offences.
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New laws for replica firearms in Queensland – February 2021

Replica firearms (gel blasters) & other restricted items

In February 2021, new laws came into effect in Queensland to address the purchase, possession, storage and use of replica firearms.
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Can I record a conversation in Queensland using some type of recording device?

Recording conversations in Queensland – is it legal?

It is not uncommon for people to want to record conversations in which they are involved. For example, someone may wish to have an accurate record of what was said, or for their own legal protection. This leads to a common question: is it illegal to record a conversation without consent?
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