Thomas Robinson – Associate
T: 07 5555 0000
E: [email protected]
Thomas was admitted into practice as a solicitor in Queensland in February 2014. He was also admitted to the High Court of Australia in April 2014. He received a Juris Doctor from Bond University in 2013 and a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and Marketing from Griffith University in 2008.
Prior to entering law Thomas worked for Australia’s largest independent Media Agency at the time as an Account Executive as a media planner/buyer.
Thomas joined OMB Solicitors in August 2013 and works mainly in the area of Body Corporate Law. His expertise in Body Corporate expands across all areas including but not limited to, providing general advice to bodies corporate and their committees, assignment of management rights, variations to management rights, caretaker performance reviews, enforcement of by-laws, drafting by-laws and new community management statements, building defects, building/rectification works and contract review, levy recovery, general disputes and caretaker disputes.
Thomas also has experience in a range of areas including but not limited to trade mark registration, development work including creation of a bodies corporate and subdivisions of land, general debt recovery, contract review, property conveyancing, commercial leasing, employment law and general litigation mostly involving bodies corporate (BCCM Office, QCAT and the Courts). Tom has also appeared in the Magistrates Court on minor criminal matters.
Tom is a current member of the Queensland Law Society and Strata Community Association (Qld).
Thomas acts almost exclusively for bodies corporate. His depth of expertise in this area is extensive and forever growing.
Thomas’ expertise includes, but is not limited to:
Body Corporate/Strata Law (QLD and NSW) acting exclusively for bodies corporate/owners corporations
Drafting new caretaking and letting agreements
Reviewing and advising on caretaking and letting agreements (i.e. performance of duties)
Performance reviews of caretakers
Communication to lot owners on behalf of Committees
BCCM Office applications and responses
QCAT applications, responses and appearances
Advising bodies corporate regarding such dispute work
Court applications, responses and appearances
Building defect disputes
Lot owner disputes
Conciliations, mediations and resolutions
Other legislation (i.e. BUGTA, Mixed Used Development Act, Land Title Act)
Providing advice and full service
By-laws and drafting new by-laws/new CMS
Preparing contracts (building contracts, caretaker agreements etc.)
Exclusive use allocations
BMS reviewing and drafting
Residential Property Conveyancing
General debt recovery
Bachelor of Business (Major in Marketing and Management) 2008
Juris Doctor 2013
Diploma in Legal Practice 2013
Admission in Supreme Court of Qld February 2014
Admission in High Court of Australia April 2014
Queensland Law Society (Thomas is invited by the QLS to present topics on body corporate issues to its members)
Member of SCA Queensland (and actively supports the Body Corporate industry by internal training and presentations, attendance at the SCA (Queensland) conference and meeting with industry stakeholders)