28 June 2019

Business owners to be held responsible for third party comments on Facebook

Earlier this week a landmark judgement was handed down that is likely to impact every business owner who manages a Facebook page. And if they aren’t worried – they should be. On Monday Justice Stephen Rothman found that media companies can be held liable for comments published on their Facebook pages by third parties due

21 June 2019

Major milestone for boutique law firm

From the moment you shake hands with Travis Schultz, it is clear he is a man who doesn’t like to follow the crowd. His energy is palpable as he looks you directly in the eye. The vast palette of colour that dominates the artwork on his office walls is matched only by the man’s distinctive

11 June 2019

Woman wins huge payout for sexual harrassment

A recent decision by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia to award near-record damages of $170,000 to a woman who was sexually harassed by her boss, demonstrates that perpetrators of workplace sexual harassment not only risk criminal action but the imposition of heavy penalties. Leading compensation lawyer Travis Schultz has warned that employers must ensure

16 April 2019

Sunshine Coast drivers amongst the safest drivers in South East QLD

Recent CTP claims data released by Suncorp shows that Sunshine Coast drivers are far safer than others across South East Queensland. The Sunshine Coast region has a population of around 350,000 people, while Brisbane has a population of about 2.4 million. In theory, Brisbane should have 6.85 times the number of CTP claims than the

14 February 2019

Lawyer calls for Lime to introduce insurance

Prominent Queensland compensation lawyer Travis Schultz has warned that pedestrians may be the biggest losers from the uptake of Lime electric scooters, and has called for the company to provide public liability insurance that covers both the rider and footpath users. “Lime is valued at more than a billion dollars yet by not insuring their

01 February 2019

Pill testing questions still need to be answered

Following another spate of music festival drug overdoses on the weekend, high profile compensation lawyer Travis Schultz has questioned whose responsibility it is to keep patrons safe from harm at these events. Pill testing has been used at music festivals in Europe since the 1990s to monitor the quality and content of illicit drugs and

12 December 2018

Aldi work practices to be challenged in court

Palmview man Kevin John is suing supermarket chain Aldi for damages after being sacked following a serious lower back injury sustained while unloading stock at the German Company’s Maroochydore store. The 53-year-old grandfather, who has been unemployed for nine months since his dismissal, now risks losing his house and said his confidence and lifestyle has

12 November 2018

Leading Queensland lawyer calls for mutual respect on our roads

Sunshine Coast cycling enthusiast and high-profile lawyer, Travis Schultz believes that the laws that apply to cyclists in Queensland are generally misunderstood both by cyclists and motorists and there is a critical need for a greater mutual respect between both parties. “In my decades spent on the roads as a recreational road biker, I have

23 October 2018

Lawyer warns to check your medical privacy rights before 15 November

Leading lawyer Travis Schultz has warned that people concerned about protecting their medical privacy have less than a month left to opt out of the My Health Record (MHR) system. The principal of Travis Schultz Law said if individuals did not explicitly remove themselves from the MHR system by 15 November, the federal government would

15 October 2018

Travis Schultz again named one of Qld’s top lawyers

High profile litigation lawyer Travis Schultz has maintained his standing as one of Queensland’s top ranks compensation lawyers for the third year running. The principal of Travis Schultz Law, who has offices in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, was again identified by the highly respected Doyle’s Guide as one of the pre-eminent plaintiff

13 June 2018

Fun and fundraising on the mind of reunited dynamic duo

It’s a case of “back to the future” for prominent Sunshine Coast lawyer Travis Schultz, who has teamed up with his dynamic former Marketing Manager Jenny Swaine to take Travis Schultz Law to new heights. Jenny worked at Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers from 2010-2013 and the owner of Sunshine Coast Concierge Services has reunited with

12 June 2018

Travis Schultz joins LifeFlight Foundation Board

Prominent Sunshine Coast and Brisbane-based lawyer Travis Schultz has been appointed to the Board of the LifeFlight Foundation, a community-based organisation that funds and supports the emergency aeromedical services of LifeFlight Australia. LifeFlight helped more than 5,300 people in 2017, including 499 on the Sunshine Coast and 634 in Brisbane. LifeFlight Foundation CEO Leanne Angel

22 May 2018

Preventing cyber bullying: it’s time to level the playing field

The 2018 Federal Budget announcement on additional funding to combat revenge porn and online abuse is welcome news, however tougher regulation is needed to hold social media companies to account for what they publish. The Government announced on May 8 that the eSafety Commission will receive $14.2 million over four years from 2018-19, including $11.7

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