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Hospitality, Liquor and Gaming

Need An Affordable Hospitality, Liquor and Gaming Lawyer in South-East Queensland?

We offer legal services to a wide range of businesses, from casinos to internet gaming operators, hotels, bars, restaurants, cafés to sports and hospitality venues.

We are a trusted advisor to some of Queensland's most notable sporting clubs and brands and provide practical legal advice to high-profile sports personalities and entertainers on their personal legal matters.

We also recognise the unique organisational and cultural dynamics of gaming and liquor providers, and understand that besides commercial concerns, there are essential structuring, regulatory and managing considerations. 


How We Can Help

Our firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses in the hospitality, gaming, and sporting industries. Some of the areas we cover include:

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (such as sponsorship agreements or supplier agreements)

  • Advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other business arrangements

  • Liquor and gaming licensing matters, including applications and compliance issues

  • Dispute resolution and litigation, including representing clients in court and alternative dispute resolution proceedings

  • Employment law and workplace health and safety, including advising on employment contracts, termination, and workplace policies

  • Property-related advisory services, such as sales and acquisitions of properties, and significant lease negotiations

  • Assisting with gaming machine licences

  • Assisting with complaints and regulatory fines

  • Entertainment contracts, including adult entertainment contracts and arrangements

  • Corporate governance and compliance

  • Anti-discrimination

  • Commercial leasing

  • Privacy requirements

  • Insurance claims and disputes

  • Prosecution and complaints

  • Planning and zoning issues

  • Council applications for construction of advertising material (pylon projects, digital screens, pole signs and otherwise)

  • Competition and consumer related disputes

  • Sales and purchase arrangements and tendering arrangements

Gamily Rules Advice

At RHC Solicitors, we have extensive experience in explaining the rights and obligations of players and licensed gaming operators, including some of South-East Queensland’s most prominent local clubs.

There are many Queensland gaming rules in which we are able to advice on, including:

Licencing Laws and Handling Licensing Applications

Our practice often advises pubs, bars, clubs, hotels, restaurants (including cafés, late night food vans and larger fine dining restaurants), shops, corner stores, night clubs, table or lap dancing venues, betting offices, gaming establishments in relation to licencing laws and their restrictions.

Our primary focus revolves around preparing applications for new Queensland liquor licences.

Whether you require a restaurant licence, hotel licence, or nightclub licence, our extensive knowledge and experience ensures a seamless process.

We handle everything, from thorough research and preparation of paperwork, including community impact statements and risk assessed management plans, to lodging the applications. Additionally, we take charge of arranging the advertising of the applications, responding to objections on your behalf, and providing assistance if an objectors' conference becomes necessary.

Beyond preparing the major elements of the applications, we also take the initiative to liaise with the Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation, Police, and Council. We diligently monitor and manage all other aspects of the applications, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process for you.

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