Compulsory Acquisition of Land – How to Negotiate Compensation Claims, Prepare for Mediation, and Conduct Land Court Proceedings


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).

When land is compulsorily acquired in Queensland the affected land owner, and any person with an interest in the land, is entitled to claim compensation. The negotiation of compensation can be a difficult process. Ultimately, if the parties cannot agree on the compensation amount, then either party may refer the matter to the Land Court for determination.

Understanding some of the twists and turns in the negotiation and mediation process can help in reaching agreement on the compensation payable. If agreement cannot be reached, there are steps that can be taken during the negotiation phase to help you prepare your organisation in case the matter is eventually referred to the Land Court.

This workshop is offered by our expert team drawing on their experiences negotiating compensation claims. We’ll walk you through the negotiation and mediation processes and discuss how Land Court proceedings should be conducted. We’ll flag the risks at each stage of the process.

The workshop will focus on strategies and processes to assist you to finalise compensation claims as quickly as possible.

Who should attend our Compulsory Acquisition of Land workshop?

Personnel in government departments, Government-owned corporations, statutory authorities and local governments involved in, or with an interest in, land acquisition issues.

What we'll cover
  • Negotiation strategies
    • Road blocks to negotiations
    • Managing the relationship with claimants
    • Working with your experts
  • How to refer a claim to the Land Court
  • What issues are dealt with in a Land Court hearing?
  • Conducting disclosure and your obligation
  • What are “without prejudice” negotiations?
  • Getting the best out of a mediation
  • Maintaining legal professional privilege
  • Typical court documents and what will be addressed in the evidence
  • Joint and individual expert reports
  • When can parties seek costs in the Land Court?
What you'll learn
  • How to effectively negotiate a claim for compensation
  • How to manage the negotiation, mediation and Court processes
  • How to maximise the contribution of your experts.


Further training available in Brisbane:

Event Details
19 August 2021

8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm
$698 per person
$628 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$593 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street 

Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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What our clients say about our Acquisition of Land workshop

"Thank you - good coverage of topic. Land court information really helpful."

"Really fantastic course, keen to do more to build confidence."

"Very knowledgeable, explained terms. Really loved Hot Tub reference."

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.