Reviews of QBCC Decisions

Lawyers Qld are a Queensland Law Firm that specialise in reviews of QBCC Decisions. We service Brisbane, Regional Qld and the Gold Coast. Most QBCC decisions can be reviewed by the QBCC Internal Review Process, in QCAT, or by way of Judicial Review by the Qld Supreme Court. QBCC, QCAT or the Supreme Court have the power to set aside the decision, amend the decision or return the matter to the QBCC decision maker to reconsider the decision. If you need legal advice about a QBCC decision call Lawyers Qld now on Brisbane and Regional Qld 0730365233 or Gold Coast 0756770533 to speak to a Building and Construction Lawyer.

QBCC Decisions we can help you review

QBCC Licence Bans

If the QBCC have decided that you or your Company are facing a QBCC Licence Ban you may be able to have decisions relating to the QBCC Licence Ban reviewed and changed. Brisbane and Regional Qld 0730365233 or Gold Coast 0756770533.

QBCC directions to rectify defective works

If the QBCC has made a decision to direct or not to direct the rectification of defective building work you may be able to review that QBCC decision and have it overturned or altered. Brisbane and Regional Qld 0730365233 or Gold Coast 0756770533.

QBCC Statutory Home Warranty Insurance Decisions

QBCC is responsible for administering the Statutory Home Warranty Insurance in Queensland. It follows that QBCC makes decisions about Home Warranty Insurance that affect the interests QBCC Contractors and Homeowners. If the QBCC has made a decision about a Home Warranty Insurance matter that affects you or your Company call Lawyers Qld so that we can advise you of your legal right to challenge the QBCC Decision. Brisbane and Regional Qld 0730365233 or Gold Coast 0756770533.

QBCC Disciplinary Decisions

The QBCC regulates the building industry in Queensland and is therefore responsible for prosecuting offences and infringements of the Queensland Building Legislation. If the QBCC decides to prosecute you or your Company you may receive a fine and accumulate demerit points. Accumulation of 30 demerit points in a three year period can lead to a QBCC Licence ban meaning these decisions can be devastating for QBCC Licensees. Brisbane and Regional Qld 0730365233 or Gold Coast 0756770533.

Other QBCC decisions that affect you as a contractor or an owner

QBCC make many decisions that affect all types of people in the community. If you have been affected by a QBCC Decision and want to have the decision independently reviewed call Lawyers Qld on Brisbane and Regional Qld 0730365233 or Gold Coast 0756770533.

QBCC Internal Review Unit

If the QBCC make a decision that affects you or your Company you may have a limited time to apply an internal QBCC review of the QBCC decision. You can also apply for an Internal QBCC review if you are a homeowner or affected person and the QBCC decides not to make a decision on something that affects you.

Lawyers Qld Building and Construction Lawyers can assist you by drafting the application for an Internal QBCC Review in such a way to ensure that you don't weaken your case or give away your legal rights. This is important because in the event that the QBCC find in favour of their QBCC Officer who originally issued the QBCC Direction to Rectify your next avenue will be to apply to Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal ("QCAT") for an independent review.

Once the Application for an internal QBCC Review has been received by the QBCC it will be delegated to a QBCC Internal Review Officer. Importantly the QBCC Internal Review Officer will make a fresh decision based on the information previously given or any new information you have provided.

This is where help from our specialist QBCC Decision Review Lawyer can be invaluable. Our Solicitor can review all of the material that has been provided to the QBCC and help you to provide new material including comprehensive statements and written submissions on the law as it applies to the circumstances of the matter and if necessary, evidence from industry experts.

Engaging our specialist QBCC Direction to Rectify Lawyer early is much more cost effective if the QBCC Direction to Rectify can be overturned at the QBCC Internal Review stage.

If you, your business, or other affected parties, are unhappy with the QBCC's internal review decision, the QBCC internal review decision may be externally reviewed through QCAT. Generally, you have to file an application in the QCAT Registry within 28 calendar days of the internal review decision being received by you.

Call Lawyers Qld now on Brisbane or Regional Qld 0730365233 or Gold Coast 0756770533.

External QCAT Review

In the event that you want to bypass the QBCC's internal review process or the QBCC's Internal review process upholds their earlier decision (or non decision), you can make an application to QCAT for an independent review of the QBCC's original decision (if time permits) or the decision of the QBCC's Internal review officer.

Strict time limits apply to make an Application for the review of a QBCC Decision to QCAT. The QCAT Act provides that most applications for review of a reviewable decision must be filed in the QCAT Registry within 28 days of the Applicant being notified of the decision.

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Judicial Review

If you are unhappy with an administrative decision made by a state government agency or local government authority, you may be able to apply to the Supreme Court for a judicial review. You can seek a review of any questions of law involved in making the decision and for the reform of procedures used if contrary to common law. You can do this by applying to the Queensland Supreme Court.

You are able to seek a review of decisions (a) of an administrative nature proposed, required or made under an Act or (b) by an officer or employee of a Queensland Government agency or local government authority. If your interests are adversely affected (or will be adversely affected) by an administrative decision, you have the right to (1)request a statement of reasons explaining a decision (2) apply to the Supreme Court for a review of a decision if you are not satisfied with the statement of reasons for that decision. Usually, a request for a statement of reasons is made first and then if you are not satisfied, you can apply to the Supreme Court for a statutory order of review.

The Court’s review covers not only the decision or lack of a decision but also the decision-making process.

Call Lawyers Qld now on Brisbane or Regional Qld 0730365233 or Gold Coast 0756770533.

Judicial Review

If you are unhappy with an administrative decision made by a state government agency or local government authority, you may be able to apply to the Supreme Court for a judicial review. You can seek a review of any questions of law involved in making the decision and for the reform of procedures used if contrary to common law. You can do this by applying to the Queensland Supreme Court.

You are able to seek a review of decisions (a) of an administrative nature proposed, required or made under an Act or (b) by an officer or employee of a Queensland Government agency or local government authority. If your interests are adversely affected (or will be adversely affected) by an administrative decision, you have the right to (1)request a statement of reasons explaining a decision (2) apply to the Supreme Court for a review of a decision if you are not satisfied with the statement of reasons for that decision. Usually, a request for a statement of reasons is made first and then if you are not satisfied, you can apply to the Supreme Court for a statutory order of review.

The Court’s review covers not only the decision or lack of a decision but also the decision-making process.

Call Lawyers Qld now on Brisbane or Regional Qld 0730365233 or Gold Coast 0756770533.