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In Queensland Builders and Contractors who perform building work with a value of $3,300 or more are required to hold a current BSA Builder or Contractor Licence. If you or your Company are not appropriately licensed, you may not be entitled to receive payment for your work and you can face substantial fines from the QBSA.

Who we are
Lawyers Qld Builders Licence Solicitors

Lawyers Qld is a Queensland Building and Construction Law Firm. Karen Schwede LLB is the Legal Practitioner Director of Lawyers Qld. Karen was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1988 and later as a Solicitor to the High Court of Australia. She traveled overseas and was later admitted as a Solicitor in England, Wales and Hong Kong. After gaining extensive overseas experience Karen returned to Australia where she has worked in private practice and as a Legal Officer for the Queensland State Government.

Karen's experience as a Legal Officer for the Queensland Government has provided her with a unique insight into the workings of the Legal Sections of State Government Departments such as the Queensland Building Services Authority. Karen is one of the most experienced Building Law Solicitors in Queensland.

Our mission
BSA Qld Builders Licence/ BSA Queensland Contractors Licence

We specialise in Building and Construction Law including the unique area of builders lisenses and Contractors Licenses. We can advise on all aspects of licensing from the appropriate licence for you or your business, to disciplinary matters that affect your BSA Builders Licence. We can also assist with reviews of BSA decisions in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). If you or your company are facing financial problems and considering declaring bankruptcy or appointing a liquidator, you must obtain legal advice as those actions can result in the loss of your Builders or Contractors Licence and industry bans ranging from a minimum of 5 years to life.

Call Lawyers Qld BSA Licence Lawyers on
Brisbane 07 3036 5233
Gold Coast 07 5677 0533

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Licensing News
BSA Contractor Licence/ BSA Builder License / BSA Supervisor Licence / BSA Project Manager Licence

Queensland Court of Appeal Upholds Decision that unlicensed contractor must repay $10 million and another $5 million in interest.
In 2009 the Qld Court of appeal determined the matter of Cook's Construction P/L (formerly trading as Stork Food Systems Australasia P/L [2009] QCA 75. The matter related to entitlement to payment for unlicensed building works in Queensland.
Click on the following link to download a PDF version of the full decision.
Full decision- Cook's Construction PDF Link

Don't give up your Builder's Licence
BSA advises current builder's licence holders not to give up their license as it may be difficult to qualify for entitlement to the licence again.

Read the following BSA article- Don't give up your licence PDF

What They Say

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OZ Man My accountant told me to place my company in liquidation. Thank goodness I saw Karen and she warned me that if I followed my accountant's advice I would lose my BSA Licence for 5 years.

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Kenny P  I have started using a company for my contracting business. Karen helped me change my bsa license to ensure that the company is entitled to be paid and isn't fined for unlicensed building work.

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Lawyers Qld Building Dispute Solicitors

Building Dispute Solicitors Building Tribunal / QCAT Representation QBSA Reviews and Builders Licences. Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
320 Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD

Brisbane 30365233 or Gold Coast 56770533