About Gary Hutchinson

Gary Hutchinson has been a Legal Practice Director of Cooke & Hutchinson Lawyers for 35 years, having been in partnership with his brother, John Hutchinson, from 1978 to 2005 and, since 2007, with his son Daniel. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1975 and was later admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia in 1991. He has also acted as a Senior Counsellor of the Queensland Law Society since 1994. Gary moved to the Redcliffe Peninsula in 1977 and has developed a wealth of experience in all areas of law. He now dedicates himself exclusively to his large client base of investors, institutions, large tenants and developers in the areas of commercial law as well as business advice and property transactions. Gary has an established client base of: – small business operators; – franchisees; – landlords and tenants; – developers; and – local government. Gary has also played an important role in a number of strata title developments in recent years, including the Ballycara and Peninsula Park retirement villages. Most recently, he had a crucial role advising on the development of the exciting Dolphins Central shopping precinct at Dolphin Oval as well as the North Lakes Central development at North Lakes. Gary is passionate about his community and is committed to protecting his clients’ interests and obtaining the best possible outcomes for them. His long term dedication to the peninsula and its people has led to numerous long term client relationships and a local reputation that is second to none. Gary takes enormous pride in the reputation of our firm and is committed to ensuring Cooke & Hutchinson continue to provide the highest standards of service to all their valued clients.

Commercial Property Obligations-Covid Affected or otherwise

Whilst we have been overwhelmed with information about COVID and its impact on our daily lives, many commercial property owners, their agents and tenants seem oblivious to their legal obligations in the event of a sale, lease or sub-lease of their commercial property.
The seller of a commercial property, which is subject to a lease, […]

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: Commercial||0 Comments

COVID-19 Impact on Commercial and Retail Shop Leases

I know we are all thoroughly over COVID-19 and its devastating impact on small businesses particularly. 
Tenants of retail and commercial premises continue to suffer significant downturns in trade, putting untold financial pressure on their businesses and in many cases denying them sufficient income to pay their Landlords. 
On 28 May 2020 the Queensland Government implemented […]

By |May 29th, 2020|Categories: Commercial|Tags: , , |0 Comments

COVID-19 continues to dominate our lives as we all struggle with restrictions imposed by our federal and state legislators.
To date most of us are staying well albeit socially and business/work wise disrupted.
The biggest ticket item for all of us in these trying times is to stay well.
Business disruption will continue for some time yet, […]

Retirement Village – Time to move on?

Jim and Sue have worked tirelessly all of their lives, raised and educated two sons and two daughters, all of whom are now financially independent and have flown the coop, so to speak.
The five bedroom home for the past 25 years, whilst full of fond memories, is just too large to maintain.  The home […]

Residential Property Sale – Tax Traps

The sale and purchase
of residential land (which includes vacant land used for residential purposes)
has become more complex due to the tax laws affecting land:

for a creditable purpose (GST obligations might apply); andsold
for more than $750,000.00 (ATO tax obligations apply).

GST Withholding Tax

The GST amendment was
introduced to ensure that builders/developers would not circumvent their
obligations to […]

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments