John Forde


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John joined Mahoneys in 2012 and advises on commercial and civil litigation. He has conducted litigation across a broad range of matters. John is well versed to provide timely advice for you to make decisions about your position and progress it to an end.

Key service areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Estate litigation
  • Management rights litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation

Qualifications & memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws with a major in Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce law
  • Bachelor of Arts (Design) Industrial Design
  • Admitted to practice in Queensland and entered in the High Court Register of Practitioners.

Recent experience

  • Advising a resident manager of their contractual and statutory exposure and resolved the owners corporation foreshadowed dispute by agreement at a general meeting.
  • Resolving an estate dispute.
  • Resolving a minority shareholder dispute.

John's recent publications

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Three strikes and you’re out – but only if you play fair

By: John Forde
12 November 2018

A matter of trust: the fiduciary duties of body corporate committees

By: John Forde
31 October 2018

Franchise agreements, trade marks and Australian consumer law

By: John Forde
26 July 2018