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Lachlan Amerena

BA LLB (Hons)
Lawyer

Lachlan is a Solicitor in our Commercial Dispute Resolution Services Team.

Lachlan completed his studies in 2015, graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts with an extended major in political science and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours.  Throughout his studies Lachlan worked on a mixed-farming property in western New South Wales where his understanding of commercial outcomes was broadened.

In June 2016 Lachlan was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Lachlan joined Broadley Rees Hogan in 2017 following an Associateship to a Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2016.

Experience

Lachlan’s experience includes:

  • Building and Property Litigation (Commercial and Residential)
  • Review of Administrative Decisions
  • Commercial Litigation and Disputes
  • Commercial Leasing Disputes
  • Debt Enforcement

Selected Achievements

  • Application to the Supreme Court for relief in respect of a building encroachment.
  • Claims under building contracts, acting for owners and builders, in relation to disputes concerning progress payments, defective works and delayed works.
  • Claims for quantum meruit where building work is performed outside a building contract.
  • Applications to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for review of government decisions (e.g. in respect of homeowners insurance under the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme).
  • Dispute regarding defective factory machinery alleging breaches of the warranties found in the Australian Consumer Law.
  • Breach of contract claims regarding the sale of a caravan park.
  • Appearing at interim Applications, Compulsory Conferences and mediations.
  • Seconded as a lawyer to a publically listed company which was a lessee in over 150 premises where lease disputes arose in relation to:
    • rent increase notices;
    • structural faults;
    • breach of quiet enjoyment; and
    • covenant to repair premises.
  • Drafting and initiating claims for breach of contract including enforcing money orders.
  • Pursuing Bankruptcy proceedings against debtors.
  • Issuing Statutory Demands and filing of Winding Up Applications.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Queensland
Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University
Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland
Solicitor, High Court of Australia

Contact Details
D +61 7 3223 9126
F +61 7 3221 5518
E lachlan.amerena@brhlawyers.com.au