Frequently Asked Questions
What is the role of your Lawyer?
Your lawyer is your adviser and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose role it is to protect your legal interests.
As your lawyer, it is our role to represent you during the conveyancing transaction. This role requires us to examine the contract or a situation to determine whether you are in dispute with a party to the transaction, decide which party (there may be more than one) is involved, and to determine your rights or responsibilities in relation to that party. We must then provide you with legal advice, obtain your instructions, and do what is necessary to properly fulfil your instructions.
To learn more about the roles of a lawyer, check out our process.
Do I need to come into the Big Law office?
Not necessarily. You are of course most welcome to make an appointment to see us if you want to, but most conveyances can be completed via phone, fax, email, and post.
When you sell you have to sign transfer documents and your signature on those documents needs to be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace / Commissioner for Declarations / Legal Practitioner. For your convenience, Big Law has a number of qualified witnesses who can assist you.
Buying and selling a property – how does it work?
Commercial property transactions can be highly complex. There are many nuances and pitfalls for the inexperienced to navigate. It is essential that you work with an experienced lawyer you can trust, and who can successfully guide you through the transaction process. Whether you are an experienced property developer or are entering the commercial property market for the first time, Big Law will do everything necessary to ensure a successful outcome.
What happens if there is a legal problem with my contract?
Big Law can provide advice and guidance in situations that require a high level of legal expertise. We have experience in dealing with unusual and difficult situations.
What is “cooling off”, and who can cool off?
Cooling off is a term used to describe the right of a purchaser of residential real estate to cancel the contract and walk away from the purchase on a “no questions asked” basis within a specified period of time, but paying a penalty of 0.25% of the purchase price which is deducted from the deposit paid by the purchaser.
In the state of Queensland, the cooling-off period expires 5 clear business days from the day on which the purchaser (or their lawyer) receives a copy of the contract signed by both the purchaser and seller.
When do we require payment?
We will only require payment of our professional fees and outgoings at the settlement of your property.
Stamp Duty is required to be paid one month after the contract becomes unconditional or on settlement, whichever is earlier. We usually accept payment of stamp duty on the day of settlement as long as payment is by bank cheque.
At Big Law we’re dedicated to providing excellent legal help delivered in a manner that our clients understand.
Have had the pleasure of dealing with Big Law for the past 2 years and am very comfortable with their advice and the due diligence applied to all sections of my dealings with them. In particular I would like to thank Mahendra, Melinda and Janelle for the patient and caring manner in which they assisted me through a stressful time. Quality outcomes and quality customer service. Thank you all. - Lynette
Professional and understanding in a time of very exceptional circumstances for us both. Big Law act exactly as you pay for and expect and for that I am happy. I would especially like e to call out Olenska as she was professional and understanding when third parties were letting us down. Well done guys. - Adam Jackowski
Big Law were great to deal with during my time with them. Sylvia, Olenska and Yolande were efficient and very accurate when dealing with my contract and queries. Thank you team for all of your help. - Lacey Carroll
We have trusted Big Law to look after all our legal needs for many years and have never felt the need to use anyone else, trust them completely. - Paul Page
Have been using Tony & the team at BigLaw for many years now for all our legal work including property transactions. Never had an issue ...always handled professionally and speedily. Great local business... - Ian Clark
A good, responsive and extremely professional service with regard to a property purchase. I would highly recommend them. - Bev Carroll
The professionalism of Tony Biggar and his staff especially Michelle Maxwell is unsurpassed in my over 40 years of dealing with Solicitors as a Real Estate Agent. Their negotiating skills, legal expertise and up to date communication held together a very complicated property transaction. My family also had Tony handle Probate, a new Family Trust and Wills to our entire satisfaction. I would, without hesitation, recommend Big Law for any legal matter. - Ian McNally
Tony and Michelle recently assisted us in the sale of our business. They were excellent throughout the process providing expert advice and ensuring the sale went smoothly. I would highly recommend Big Law. - Scott Vickers
Sylvia and the team at Big Law are very helpful, providing plenty of information and always happy to answer the most minor questions to ensure their clients are comfortable and happy. - Kate Mottram
They helped me heaps! Great service - Matthew Boulter
Tony and the team were a great help to us in preparing Will's and Estate management. Thanks to the team there at Big Law. I highly recommend. - Chris Chambers
At Big Law, our key priority is providing people and businesses of the Strathpine and surrounding areas with the very best quality legal help. Our diverse practice areas mean that we can take care of your issues from the most simple to the most complex. We like to say that we provide the quality of legal help that you may expect from a large Brisbane CBD law firm.
We’re conveniently located in Strathpine with ample parking.
At Big Law, you can be guaranteed that you’ll never received unexpected legal bills in the mail. We offer transparent legal pricing for all matters.
At Big Law, quality legal help is our focus. You can expect from us, the very best legal advice in the matters we specialise.
No need to head to Brisbane CBD to get great legal help. We purposely established Big Law in Strathpine for your convenience.