Meet Lachlan Thorburn

Senior Associate | Disputes and Litigation
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Lachlan Thorburn Litigation Lawyer

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Name
Lachlan Thorburn
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Senior Associate
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Lachlan Thorburn

Senior Associate
Disputes and Litigation

Lachlan is a Senior Associate of Bennett & Philp Lawyers and member of our Disputes and Litigation Team.

He has broad experience across a wide range of commercial litigation matters and advises clients in:

In acting for employers, Lachlan advises on performance and disciplinary procedures, redundancy matters including but not limited to workforce restructuring and terminations of employment. Lachlan also assists employers in defending unfair dismissal and general protections applications, in addition to bullying, harassment and discrimination claims.

He also reviews and drafts workplace policies and procedures for employer clients, in addition to reviewing workplace WH&S obligations.

Lachlan has extensive experience in providing advice to executives and professionals on recruitment matters, new appointments, contract terms and conditions, incentives and performance bonuses. He also advises in cases of executive dismissals and the termination of employment.

Lachlan’s litigation focus involves him acting for a range of clients including insurers, national building suppliers and small to large enterprises. He provides assistance in drafting and reviewing credit applications and agreements, trading terms and conditions for commercial clients as well as advising on contract disputes and enforcements. His litigation and dispute resolution capability includes contract disputes, competition and consumer law, privacy, professional negligence and leasing disputes.

In unresolved matters requiring debt recovery and enforcements, Lachlan maintains an enviable record of successful recoveries for clients of the firm.

In conjunction with, Business Advisory Director, Brian Smith, Lachlan provides a telephone advice service for members of the automotive industry peak body, Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTAQ), fielding and responding to members’ enquiries across many areas of law.

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Milestones

Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws | University of Queensland
Memberships
Queensland Law Society
Admissions
2012 Supreme Court of Queensland
2012 High Court of Australia

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Publications by Lachlan

29 April 2019 Publications

Is Your Employment Function Running On All Cylinders?

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23 April 2019 Publications

How to Minimise Risk of Litigation When Terminating an Employee for Misconduct

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10 September 2018 Case Studies

Consultation Versus Litigation – We Know Which One We’d Prefer

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