About-Macmillan

Superannuation Lawyers Brisbane

Are you searching for comprehensive superannuation legal services in Brisbane? Macmillan Lawyers and Advisors provides a full range of superannuation expertise, from fund establishment and compliance to dispute resolution and litigation. Our superannuation lawyers deliver personalised strategies to safeguard your superannuation interests.

  • Free Initial Case Review
  •  We Save You Money.
  •  Discreet & No Stigma
  •  Nationwide Service

What is Superannuation?

What Is Superannuation

Superannuation (or super) is Australia's retirement savings system. Your employer regularly contributes a percentage of your salary to a superannuation fund. These contributions are invested, and the money grows over time. When you retire, you can access your super to provide an income to support you.

There are numerous types of superannuation funds, including self-managed super funds (SMSFs), retail super funds, and industry super funds. Whichever one you choose, having a super is an important factor for financial security during retirement.

How Superannuation Works in Australia

Your employer contributes to your super every month, as mandated by the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992. The funds in your super are administrated by trustees under the regulation of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

This means that dealing with supers can be complex. Enlisting the help of a superannuation lawyer can simplify the process and put your mind at ease.

How Our Superannuation Lawyers Brisbane Can Help

How Our Superannuation Lawyers in Brisbane Can Help

How We Can Help - Brisbane Superannuation Lawyers

Superannuation claims and setups can be complex. With a dedicated, experienced super lawyer on your side, you can maintain peace of mind knowing your super is safe and compliant.

Advice and Management

Starting, navigating, and managing super funds can be challenging. Having reliable legal counsel on your side safeguards your interests and takes the complexity out of it. The right superannuation lawyers offer expert advice and meticulous management of your assets.

Managing Trustees Seek expert legal support when appointing or removing trustees or directors of a corporate trustee to ensure compliance and protect your interests. Benefit Payments Benefits from a superannuation fund may be paid out due to death, retirement, TPD claims, financial hardship, or terminal illness. Reliable legal guidance can help determine whether a lump sum or pension payment is the best option. Remaining Compliant Stay compliant with superannuation and tax laws when entering into new arrangements and be ready for breaches, voluntary disclosures, and APRA/ATO audits.
Borrowing Funds Professional guidance for legally compliant borrowing from funds, including limited recourse arrangements, unit trusts, companies, and related parties. Death Benefit Payments For trustees and related parties, ensure you have expert legal advice when handling death benefit nominations or payment documents, either separately or as part of estate planning. Property Investment & Development Ensure your super fund investments are properly documented for peace of mind and protection against future disputes.
Managing Trustees Seek expert legal support when appointing or removing trustees or directors of a corporate trustee to ensure compliance and protect your interests.
Benefit Payments Benefits from a superannuation fund may be paid out due to death, retirement, TPD claims, financial hardship, or terminal illness. Reliable legal guidance can help determine whether a lump sum or pension payment is the best option.
Remaining Compliant Stay compliant with superannuation and tax laws when entering into new arrangements and be ready for breaches, voluntary disclosures, and APRA/ATO audits.
Borrowing Funds Professional guidance for legally compliant borrowing from funds, including limited recourse arrangements, unit trusts, companies, and related parties.
Death Benefit Payments For trustees and related parties, ensure you have expert legal advice when handling death benefit nominations or payment documents, either separately or as part of estate planning.
Property Investment & Development Ensure your super fund investments are properly documented for peace of mind and protection against future disputes.

Accurate and Compliant Documentation

This is particularly important in the case of self-managed superannuation funds. Precise and up-to-date documentation must align with the latest regulatory requirements. Our superannuation lawyers in Brisbane know how to keep you compliant and avoid legal issues.

This proactive approach also extends to other essential superannuation documents, such as your binding death benefit nomination, safeguarding your legacy and protecting your trust's interests.

Making Superannuation Claims

Super claims can be complicated. However, with an experienced lawyer on your side, you can pursue superannuation insurance claims with confidence.

Early Release of Funds You may be able to access your superannuation funds early under specific circumstances. Our lawyers can help you access funds when you need them. Advice on Entitlements Understanding your superannuation entitlements can be complex. We will help you to get through the process and maximise your potential benefits.
Denied Claims Our experienced lawyers can help you challenge a denied claim or lodge a complaint. Disputes Over Superannuation Claims Disputes can arise over superannuation claims for various reasons. Our superannuation lawyers will protect your rights and interests.
Underpaid Benefits If you suspect you’re entitled to claim underpaid benefits, we’ll help you uncover what’s owed to you and fight for you to get what you deserve.
Early Release of Funds You may be able to access your superannuation funds early under specific circumstances. Our lawyers can help you access funds when you need them.
Advice on Entitlements Understanding your superannuation entitlements can be complex. We will help you to get through the process and maximise your potential benefits.
Denied Claims Our experienced lawyers can help you challenge a denied claim or lodge a complaint.
Disputes Over Superannuation Claims Disputes can arise over superannuation claims for various reasons. Our superannuation lawyers will protect your rights and interests.
Underpaid Benefits If you suspect you’re entitled to claim underpaid benefits, we’ll help you uncover what’s owed to you and fight for you to get what you deserve.

Making Superannuation Complaints

You can bring complaints directly to your fund or the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). Here’s how we recommend doing it:

  1. Start with your fund: First, try to resolve your complaint directly with your superannuation fund. They have an internal dispute resolution process.
  2. Escalate to AFCA: If you're unsatisfied with your fund's response, you can lodge a complaint with the AFCA. AFCA is a free and independent service that handles complaints about superannuation products.

You can lodge a complaint about a range of issues, including:

  • Incorrect fees
  • Extra, unwarranted charges
  • Investment errors
  • Insurance claim issues
  • Death benefit disputes
  • Delayed transactions
  • Incorrect transactions
  • Financial hardship claims

Note that while AFCA has no monetary limits for superannuation complaints, specific time limits do apply. Contact our knowledgeable lawyers to help you file complaints in a timely manner and ensure a higher chance of success.

Are You Entitled to a Superannuation Claim?

You might be entitled to a superannuation claim if:

  • You've been unable to work for at least 3 months due to injury or illness.
  • You meet specific conditions of your superannuation or insurance policy. These conditions vary, so check your policy details carefully.

Common scenarios where you may have a claim:

  • Employer-paid superannuation: Your employer regularly contributed to your super fund.
  • Private insurance: You had income protection, TPD insurance, or disability insurance.
  • Death benefits: A person you depend on (like a partner or parent) has passed away, and you want to claim benefits from their super or insurance. Notably, you must be eligible as per their binding death notice.

Why Choose Us as Your Superannuation Lawyers in Brisbane?

Above all, the team at Macmillan Lawyers and Advisors is committed to making your legal journey easier. Our second goal is to make you feel at ease by pairing you with a superannuation lawyer who is down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and has your best interests at heart. Here are more reasons to choose us:

Proactive Management We don’t wait for problems to arise before addressing them. We proactively identify and manage risks that may be a danger to your future plans and address them upfront. Years of Experience Our lawyers have decades of experience between them and a deep understanding of superannuation law and procedures.
Teamwork Mindset We work with you and value your input, strategies, and ambition. To us, you’re part of the team, not external to it. Trust & Familiarity We value strong client relationships. You’ll work closely with a single lawyer, who will learn your business inside and out.
Free First Consultation Get a feel for how we do things and figure out if we’d be able to work together, without spending a penny. Many Happy Clients Our clients are long-term and trust our services. Their testimonials speak to our commitment to valuable partnerships.

Superannuation Lawyers Brisbane FAQs

insolvency lawyer brisbane

🔒 Discreet and free review of your business situation.

Contact Macmillan Lawyers and Advisors Today for a Free Consultation

Ready to take the first step in protecting your brand? Contact Macmillan Lawyers and Advisors for a free 30-minute consultation.

Phone: 073 518 8030

Email: [email protected]

Visit us at: Level 38, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

 

Back to Top: Superannuation Lawyers Brisbane

Contact us today.

We are here to help.

Level 38,
71 Eagle Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000
 

Join us for a free consultation.

Fill out the form below, upload any relevant documents and enter your preferred time for us to contact you.

Contact Us
Preferred time for a return call