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Michael Sobey


Legal Practitioner Director

Michael Sobey

Born and bred on the Sunshine Coast, Michael and his  family (wife and 3 kids) returned to Noosa in 1997. Michael became a partner of the firm in 2001. More likely to be spotted having a beer at the Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club than having a run through the national park, he has been lured by the local attractions, taking up surfing approximately 10 years ago and badly impersonates a batsman with the local cricket club. He is also regularly seen vociferously "instructing" rugby referees from the outer at the Noosa Dolphins rugby club.

Michael has degrees in both Law and Arts (Modern Asian Studies). Partway through his degrees he travelled overseas and lived in Japan to develop his cultural and language skills. All that remains is a love of sashimi, Asahi beer and an ability to count to 10 in Japanese.

Michael also heavily involves himself in the local community, being president or vice president of the Tewantin-Noosa Cricket Club for the last 7 years, current treasurer of the Sunshine Coast Cricket Association, a former member of the St Thomas More school board and director of the Coast 2 Bay Ltd, a not-for-profit public Company dedicated to obtaining affordable housing solutions in the Sunshine Coast and Moreton areas.

Michael specialises in retail and commercial leasing, management rights, body corporate, commercial property, business sales, and business structuring.




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COVID -19 Lease Legislation Summary

RETAIL SHOP LEASES AND OTHER COMMERCIAL LEASES (COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE) REGULATION 2020 (QLD)2020 - SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION Initial Comments On 28 May 2020, the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Qld) (“the Regulation”) was introduced into Queensland law. Taking a few weeks longer than anticipated, the Regulation went beyond what was expected, or at least what was noted by the Mandatory Code of Conduct. The Regulation has a very tenant favoured basis, and grants some significant powers, even going as far to provide avenues for landlords and tenants to be ordered to pay compensation by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“QCAT”) if their conduct during the COVID-19 pandemic in negotiating rent is deemed unconscionable or is not in good faith.

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