Trevor Cowling – Notary Public / Partner / Commercial Lawyer

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Trevor Cowling

Notary Public / Partner

Secretary: Nyree Gray

Trevor Cowling joined Roberts Nehmer McKee Lawyers in June 2005 and brings to the firm over 30 years involvement with the law as University teacher, Government lawyer and private practitioner.

In that time he has advised public and private corporations and entities, government departments, government agencies (including business enterprises), and local governments on a wide range of commercial matters. His work has included large scale property developments, high value property transactions, commercialization of intellectual property, commercial venture structuring, native title negotiations and litigation, and government law.

His clients value his practical and pragmatic advice, his accessibility and his uncomplicated approach to the drafting of legal documents.

Areas of Specific Interest

  • Commercial and property development agreements
  • Commercial leasing
  • Government law
  • Corporate Governance

 

Qualifications

  • Notary Public for the State of Queensland, 2008
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 1980
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, 1981

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries
  • Director Cowboys Rugby League Football Limited
  • Member – Australian Festival of Chamber Music
  • Former Member Native Title Practitioners Panel (maintained by Commonwealth Attorney-Generalâs Department)
  • Former Director – Foundation for Australian Literary Studies Limited
  • Member, Sports Tribunal Referral List (ANZSLA)

 

Community Involvement

  • Member, Queensland Environmental Law Association Inc
  • Member, Commercial Law Association of Australia
  • Former Vice-President, Townville Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Honorary solicitor, Townsville Incapacitated Service Men’s and Women’s Association
  • Former committee member, Catholic Education Office (Townsville Diocese) Finance Committee
  • Former committee member, Catholic Education Office (Townsville Diocese) Planning & Development Committee
  • Former Board Member of CentaCare Townsville.
  • Cancer Council of Queensland, Former Committee Member, Townsville Hospice & Palliative Care Centre Appeal

 

Papers and Publications

  • “Duties and Responsibilities of University Council Members – Governance and Related Matters” – Presentation to James Cook University Council. May 2014″
  • “Directors – Issues under the new Work Health and Safety Act 2011” – public presentation March 2012
  • “Personal Property Securities Act 2009 – Issues for Managers” (co-presentation with Angela Briggs) – November 2011
  • “Nominee Directors: Liability Issues” (co-authored:Wendy Munson) – paper presented to the Council of James Cook University, March 2008
  • “The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park: Environmental Protection in a Sea of Law” (co-authored: S. Sparkes and A. Williams) – paper presented to North Queensland Law Association Conference, Cairns, October 1993
  • “Liability Issues” (co-authored: F. MacDonald) – seminar presented to Great Barrrier Reef Marine Park Authority, November 1995
  • “Mooring options for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park” – advisory paper for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, June 1996
  • “The Impact Of Indigenous Interests Upon Tourism” (co-authored: M. Fellows and C. Cook) – paper presented to North Queensland Law Association Conference, Magnetic Island, October 1996