Francis Joseph

Senior Associate

Having previously worked as a general practitioner in a vibrant and expanding regional boutique law firm for four (4) years, Francis has obtained a breadth of knowledge in a wide variety of areas of the law.

Francis has appeared in over 15 Courts across the East coast of Australia and is positioned to provide a suite of legal services to clients as required, alongside his particular special interest area of  civil and commercial litigation.

Recent legal projects

  • Carriage of matters in the NSW and Qld Supreme Courts regarding breach of contract, misuse of confidential information, patent infringement and partnership disputes;
  • Obtained declarations from the NSW Land and Environment Court affirming the subsistence of an historical development consent;
  • Acting for the buyer in the acquisition of an accounting firm;
  • Various matters involving winding up on just and equitable grounds pursuant to section 461K of the Corporations Act 2001(Cth);

Formal qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Professional Practice
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts

Admissions and memberships

  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

Areas of Legal Interest

  • Civil Litigation
  • Equity
  • Contract Law
  • Commercial Leases
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law

Recent articles by Francis

Shareholder oppression in equal ownership situations

Shareholder oppression – the early warning signs

Recent decisions

Gardner Industries Pty Ltd as trustee for the S M Gardner Family Trust v Telstra Corporation Limited [2021] FCA 294
Christian v Cooper [2020] QSC 224 (24 July 2020)
Christian v Cooper (No 2) [2020] QSC 226 (24 July 2020)
Campbell v Sutherland [2020] FCA 765 (25 May 2020)

Personal Statement

Francis’ personal interest include:

  • Sports including football, rugby and tennis
  • Real property investment
  • Classic Cars
  • Cooking

Contact information

T: (07) 3221 0013

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