Established in 2010, Paxton-Hall Lawyers is a leading, Brisbane-based, boutique law firm, specialising in all aspects of estate planning, the not-for-profit sector, general property and commercial services, as well as employment law advice.

We take pride in our dedicated focus on these specialist areas, which has led to Paxton-Hall Lawyers’ reputation for excellence, in Queensland and around the country.

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Our success has come from an unswerving belief in the primacy of our clients’ best interests.

Our size has allowed our senior, experienced people to be responsive, flexible and available to clients, while at the same time providing the most up-to-date advice without the costs of larger national and international firms.

Clients include several major national providers in the not-for-profit sector, large and small family businesses and enterprises and individual clients. Each of our clients receives the same caring, prompt and expert service.

We are committed to delivering reliable and timely legal advice, all while guiding and supporting you through each step of the process.

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What We Do


Our clients have access to the collective legal experience of our whole team thanks to a culture of collaboration and teamwork. Knowledge-sharing within the firm is actively encouraged as we know it gives us the best opportunity to provide the best advice to our clients.

Our Team


As a practice committed to client service, we recognise the importance of having people who represent our values and share our mission. We listen while you talk, and then deliver expert legal advice with minimum fuss. People are our one true asset.

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Latest News


April 18, 2024

A housing trust’s modernisation requires Court approval

Background The Baxter Homes Trust (Trust), was a charitable trust established in Victoria by a deed executed in 1960. Its purpose was to provide aged inhabitants of Geelong Victoria or its neighbourhood with housing as administered by The Geelong and Western District Ladies Benevolent Association’ incorporated under the Hospitals and Charities Act 1890. The Trust A housing trust’s modernisation requires Court approval

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April 18, 2024

Draft Regulations for NPO Self-Review Assessment Return Released

We have previously written in bulletins about the forthcoming self-assessment tax review for non-profit profit organisations which have an Australian Business Number (ABN) but are not registered as charities with the ACNC – Be alert to being alarmed on viewing your club or society annual report this year and self-assessment by tax-exempt. The background is Draft Regulations for NPO Self-Review Assessment Return Released

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March 13, 2024

Last of the loopholes? Let’s hope so!

Background All Australian employers will be acutely aware that the Federal government has, since the last election, embarked on a fairly aggressive program of targeted changes to the nation’s industrial relations laws. So far, we’ve had changes aimed at supporting Australia’s jobs and economic recovery[1], gained more respect at work[2], we’ve secured our jobs and Last of the loopholes? Let’s hope so!

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