Clive joined Connolly Suthers as a Partner in 1979. Clive was admitted to practice as a lawyer in Queensland in 1978. Clive was our Senior Partner at the time of his retirement from the partnership on 30 June 2012 and has been a Partner in our firm since 1979.
Clive is a commercial lawyer representing small business owners, commercial marine operators and primary producers in North Queensland. He has a broad range of contacts in Queensland to facilitate client activities in these sectors. The services provided to clients include recording structure agreements (partnerships, shareholders, trust arrangements), property dealings (acquisitions, leasing and disposals) and commercial dealings (service agreements, supply contacts, franchises and intellectual property dealings). Clive works closely with our clients' taxation and financial planning consultants to facilitate the orderly implementation of business and succession plans.
Clive has also advised our civil construction and quarrying clients in several areas, including the preparation of quarry acquisition agreements, licences, service contracts and related matters. Clive has a special interest and considerable experience in marine-related businesses and maritime law.
Clive provides advice and is involved in dealings with the government and other agencies with respect to marine park permits, survey certification, liquor licensing and related matters of that nature including the resolution of disputes arising in those areas. In addition, he has prepared standard contracts for vessel construction, slipping and marine services, demise charters, bareboat charters and vessel sale agreements for clients with interests in these areas.
Clive has more recently been involved in issues relating to the relocation and compensation by the State and Port of marine business tenants consequent upon the road and rail bridge under construction over the mouth of Ross River.
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia