Swanwick Murray Roche Lawyers

74 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton QLD 4700   •   (07) 4931 1888   •   SERVICE PORTAL

WHAT WE DO.

Compensation

Our lawyers and solicitors in Rockhampton have a wealth of experience in motor vehicle accident, workplace accident, public liability and total permanent disability claims

Corporate & Commercial

We advise on and undertake a comprehensive range of business transactions, including large mining companies and landholders and franchises

Property

Using our experience in the real estate sector to help you better understand your rights and responsibilities

Family Law

We advise on family law and will guide you through the experience with expertise and compassion

Wills & Estates

Giving you confidence at the planning and administration of your personal affairs and receiving your entitlements as a beneficiary

MEET OUR TEAM.

David Lipke

David Lipke is a partner of our Rockhampton firm overseeing the litigation and insurance division in the firm. His experience includes work in institutional claims, workers compensation and motor accident claims.

Terry Tummon

Terry Tummon is a partner of the firm overseeing the family law division. Terry’s experience includes dealing with property settlement and litigation matters.

Robert Rooney

Robert Rooney is a partner of the firm overseeing the commercial & business, property, wills & estates division. His experience includes commercial transaction and advisory work.

Katina Perren

Katina Perren is a solicitor of the firm, Independent Children’s Lawyer and Separate Representative. Her experience includes work in custody, separation, divorce and property settlement matters.

Nicola Goodwin

Nicola Goodwin is a solicitor of Swanwick Murray Roche practicing in family law, divorce and separation matters, parenting disputes and court applications for family matters.

Damien Martin

Damien Martin is a lawyer of the firm practising in property law matters, business law matters, and estate litigation matters. His experience includes retail shop lease matters, succession planning matters and employment law disputes.

PUBLICATIONS

Choosing an executor for your Will

Choosing an executor for your Will What is an executor? An executor of a Will is a person or people who you 

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Two mates gambling on horse races – constitute a partnership?

Two mates gambling on horse races – constitute a partnership? Background of the matter Judgement was given on 24 July 2020 by 

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Estate Planning & Family Law – What you need to consider…

Separations and divorces can be very stressful experiences. There is a lot to think about and a lot to deal with. Sometimes 

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How to get a copy of a will

Who can demand to see a copy of the last Will? When a person dies, the following people are legally entitled to 

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Refusing requests for Annual Leave | Employment Law

Refusing Requests for Annual Leave The decision of the Fair Work Commission in the case of Adriana Stevens v Horsley Park Supermarket Pty 

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Australian worker won landmark privacy case against employer after he was fired for refusing to use a fingerprint scanner at work

The Case & Decision An Australian employee (Jeremy Lee) won an action against his employer after he was fired for refusing to 

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New Drone Laws

New Licensing and Registration Requirement From 1 July 2019: before a pilot can operate any drone weighing more than 250 grams, the 

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How much Child Support should I receive?

Calculating Child Support The Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) imposes an obligation on a parent to maintain their children in the form of child 

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What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

Enduring power of attorney An enduring power of attorney is a formal document giving another person the authority to make personal, health 

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Property Settlements | Valuing Property

Property Settlements | Valuing Property Agreement on property value… If the parties agree on values for an asset or debt, the Court 

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What happens if you die without a Will?

Introduction In this article, we look at what happens if you pass away without a Will or, perhaps more commonly, what you 

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Privacy | Recording Devices, Telephone Calls and Private Conversations

Introduction The recording of conversations in the workplace, school yard or family meetings now seems almost common place. The purpose of this 

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ABOUT US.

Swanwick Murray Roche is an integral part of the legal fabric of Central Queensland having operated in the region for over 120 years.

The continuity of the firm name symbolises our historical connection with the development of Central Queensland, our support for its people and communities in the Rockhampton region, as well as our commitment to the ongoing success of our clients in our chosen service areas of insurance, agricultural, commercial, mining and personal services.

Our Purpose & Values

At Swanwick Murray Roche, our driving purpose is to help you – to provide you with results-focused and cost-effective advice in a timely manner

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Why we are Different

Our goal is to be results-focused & efficient, genuine & down to earth, good at explaining complex issues and transparent about costs & timeframes

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Our History

Swanwick Murray Roche was founded in 1892 when a young solicitor, Fredrick Howard Swanwick, moved from Brisbane to Rockhampton

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