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grace-profileGrace Gunn
SOLICITOR
Direct: (07) 3210 5204
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Grace Gunn practices in a wide range of civil litigation, commercial litigation and administrative review matters. She has experience in providing advice to a wide range of clients including subcontractors, government authorities, principles, small and large companies, small domestic contractors, and home owners.

The types of matters that Grace conducts include:

• Building & construction disputes;
• Contract disputes;
• Debt recovery;
• Torts (civil wrongs);
• Administrative review; and
• Wills and estates.

While providing assistance to clients, Grace strives to resolve matters without resorting to Court process; as to enable resolution of the matter for the client without litigation costs.

Grace prides herself on her interpersonal communication skills.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Grace has appeared in various State Courts and States Tribunals in a range of commercial matters, including successful summary judgment applications and interim applications. She has also instructed Counsel in a number of applications, at trial, and at a public examination.

Grace can assist you with the following commercial matters:

  • Residential building disputes;
  • Large scale commercial building disputes;
  • Fraud and misrepresentation;
  • Residential and commercial tenancy disputes;
  • Contract disputes; and
  • Neighbourhood fencing, retaining walls and boundary disputes.


Recently, Grace instructed Counsel on behalf of a major developer who sought orders for specific performance against a purchaser who had failed to complete a contract for the purchase of a residential apartment in Canberra, and against the guarantors of the purchaser’s obligations under the contract. Barlow QC DCJ made orders for specific performance against the purchaser at an earlier date, and against the guarantors at a future date. The decision is reported:

 

Citation

Name of Parties

Link

[2020]

QDC 73

Bowman Development Corporation Pty Limited v Young Forever Property Pty Ltd

https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2020/QDC20-073.pdf

[2020]

QDC 77

Bowman Development Corporation Pty Ltd v Young Forever Property Pty Ltd (No 2)

https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2020/QDC20-077.pdf

 


CIVIL LITIGATION

Grace has appeared in State Courts and Tribunals on a range of civil matters.

Grace has particularly interest and experience in:

  • Neighbourhood fencing, retaining walls, and boundary disputes;
  • Enforcing rights for civil wrongs – such as negligence, trespass to land, and injurious falsehoods; and
  • Defamation – including publications on social and online media platforms.

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES AND DEFECTS

Grace has acted in a broad range of building disputes, on behalf of builders and consumers, arising from Australian Standard contracts as well as custom drafted contracts.

Grace’s building and construction law work extends to debt recovery, resolution of contract disputes, providing warranty related advice, adjudication, and resolution of defective and/or incomplete work matters.

BIF Act Adjudication

Grace has assisted various clients in drafting and filing successful adjudication applications under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act), including an adjudication application exceeding $1.5M


TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT

Grace has registered a number of trademarks for clients and managed infringement of copyright matters.

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW MATTERS

Grace’s building and construction dispute work extends to representing both private and public clients at the Queensland Administrative and Civil Tribunal.

A majority of Grace’s building and construction work at the Tribunal includes filing and defending review applications relating to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission builder licences, insurance matters, and directions to rectify.

BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY

Grace has appeared in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia on numerous occasions acting for creditors, successfully petitioning the Court to bankrupt an insolvent debtor.

WILLS AND ESTATES ADMINSTRATION AND DISPUTES

Grace can assist you with a wide range of your wills and estates matters.

Namely, Grace can assist with:

  • Drafting of your Will and/or Enduring Powers of Attorney;
  • Applying to the Land Titles Office to transfer ownership of properties upon the passing on a loved one;
  • Applying to the Court for probate of your loved one’s Will;
  • Applying to the Court for recognition of an executor other than that named in a Will;
  • Applying to the Court for grants of administration in circumstances where a loved one has passed without a Will; and
  • Assisting in instances of estate disputes – such as family provision applications.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (University of Tasmania)
  • International Environmental Law – Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (University of Tasmania)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society