Ben Holt LL.B. (Hons)
Admitted in 2003 after 2 years of articled clerkship, Ben Holt spent his early career years as a junior lawyer in a top tier national firm. Prior to joining Bridge Brideaux, Ben was a Senior Associate at a large mid-tier Brisbane CBD firm. Ben has wide ranging experience in commercial, corporate & property law and commercial & civil litigation. Ben is also experienced in handling estates, family law, personal injuries, employment and criminal matters.
Ben’s experience, tenacity and commercial focus is sought after by clients. His client base includes insolvency practitioners, information technology business owners, restaurant and licensed venue owners, liquor distributors, tow truck operators and many individual clients.
Recent matters include:
– acting for liquidators including conducting public examinations, unfair preference recoveries, general commercial and Corporations law advice;
– acting in partnership and shareholder oppression disputes for small to medium size businesses;
– acting in the acquisition and sale of businesses including negotiation of contracts, shareholder agreements, restraint of trade agreements, confidentiality agreements and consultancy agreements;
– acting in passing off and copyright infringement disputes;
– acting for retail and commercial landlords and tenants in disputes and negotiation of lease agreements;
– acting for owners, builders and subcontractors in security of payment, debt recovery, breach of contract & negligence matters, regulatory matters and negotiation of contracts;
– acting in family disputes involving complex property and financial matters; and
– acting in contested deceased estate disputes.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland.
Outside of work, Ben enjoys playing cricket at a competitive level and spending time with his young family.
Greg Shaw LL.B. (Hons) LL.M
Greg has over 20 years’ experience as a solicitor having been admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2002, after completing 2 years of articled clerkship, and admitted to the High Court of Australia in 2005.
His areas of expertise include:
– advising on and preparing wills and power of attorney and litigation about powers of attorneys (acting for attorneys and family members);
– deceased estates including probate, administration and estate litigation (acting for executors, administrators, disappointed beneficiaries and persons wishing to challenge, or prove, the validity of a will);
– property law including buying and selling residential and commercial property, leasing, licensing and litigation of disputes about all aspects of property law including boundary disputes;
– employment and contractor law including advising on and preparing employment, consultancy and contractor’s agreements (including medical specialists, general practices, dentists and psychologists);
– employment disputes including unfair dismissal, general protections and bullying claims and disputes about restraints (acting for employers, employees and competitors);
– commercial work including advice on business structuring and acting in the purchase and sale of businesses, proprietary limited companies, discretionary family trusts and unit trusts and commercial litigation involving those (and other) areas of law;
– insolvency work including acting for trustees in bankruptcy, liquidators, administrators, directors, shareholders, and creditors; and
– company and partnership disputes acting for directors, shareholders, partners and creditors.
Greg also holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Master of Laws (Litigation), both from the University of Queensland.
He is a long-time supporter of Western Districts Rugby Football Union (also known as Wests Bulldogs) and has held positions there as board member/director, committee member, secretary, coach (young juniors) and manager, whilst also providing pro bono legal advice for over 10 years.
Bridge Brideaux are a proud platinum major sponsor of the Wests Bulldogs.
Ron Brideaux B.A., LL.B
Ron Brideaux is a Special Counsel at Bridge Brideaux’s Stones Corner Office. Ron started Bridge Brideaux in partnership with Chris Bridge in 1985, and his in-depth knowledge and experience in wills and estates, succession planning, business law and insolvency is much sought after.
His recent work includes:
– Acting for the developer in all aspects of a multi-stage off-the-plan residential apartment development including contracts, titling, financer requirements, planning and easements;
– Acting for liquidators and receiver managers in property sales
– Drafting leases and advising landlords and tenants in commercial and retail shop leases;
– Advising clients in medium-size property development including effective structure of entities for joint venture and advice in regard to stamp duty;
– Advising clients in regard to Self-Managed Superannuation Funds including sales, purchases and commercial leases.
– Assisting clients in regard to enduring powers of attorney to ensure that their intentions are clear and carried out by trusted advisers if capacity is lost;
– Advising clients to develop effective estate planning strategies to ensure the assets in their estate are distributed according to their will, including testamentary trusts and advice in regard to family maintenance provisions;
– Assisting clients to manage estate tax liabilities and realise assets of estates including Transmission Applications and Transfers.
– Acting for clients in business sales and purchases including share sales, restaurant purchase, security business assets and commercial warehouses;
– Advising clients in regard to due diligence, documentation for finance applications, drafting mortgages and commercial loans;
– Acting for clients in property and construction disputes including litigation, caveats and recovery;
– Assisting clients in negotiation and recovery of debts;
– PPSR charges.
Ron’s ability to listen to his clients and to assist with the delivery of prompt and effective solutions to their problems, has resulted in strong support for Bridge Brideaux throughout Brisbane and in the local community.
In Ron’s spare time, he enjoys playing ice hockey and going to the beach with his family.