Hospitality, tourism and gaming

Why Choose Miller Harris

Meet the experts in
Personal Property Securities Register

Sean Walsh


Sean is an experienced business and commercial lawyer, having practised exclusively in these areas for more than 20 years.

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Nigel Hales


Nigel is the only Queensland Law Society accredited property law specialist in Cairns.

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Melissa Nielsen


Melissa has extensive experience in all facets of business, commercial and property law with her clientele base ranging from larger publicly-listed corporations through to privately-owned companies and self-employed clients.

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Personal Property Securities Register

Drawing on over 25 years experience advising North Queensland businesses in the tourism, hospitality and gaming sectors

The Personal Property Securities Act (“PPSA”) is a relatively new way of registering and regulating interests in personal property. Our team at Miller Harris Lawyers are experts in the field, whether you need help in securing your interest, or whether you need advice about your rights as a business operator or consumer.

PPSA replaces long standing securities (such as bills of sale and company charges) and extends to interests which have not previously required registration, such as retention of title interests, chattel leases, and consignments.

The PPSA regulations set out comprehensive (and at times confusing) requirements in relation to valid registration. The consequences for failure to properly register an interest can be extreme, particularly in the case of insolvency. It is important that you get advice to ensure that you are protected.

If you need help navigating through this dynamic area do not hesitate to contact us.

We offer legal advice and services for:

Liquor and gaming machine licensing

Miller Harris Lawyers can assist you in either obtaining or managing liquor and gaming licenses. We know how to smoothly negotiate the various application processes for new and amended licenses, allowing you time to focus on developing your business.

Defence and prosecutions

Should you be found to be in breach of licensing regulations, Miller Harris Lawyers can assist you with the development of an informed and thorough defence.

Travel agents and tour operators

Specific licensing and regulatory requirements apply to travel agents and tour operators and depending on the nature of your business, marine and fishing licensing and regulation may also be relevant. By first gaining an in-depth understanding of your business, we are able to advise you on the relevant regulatory requirements and assist with ensuring your business remains compliant.

Regulatory advice

Our commercial team at Miller Harris Lawyers is committed to remaining up to date with the latest rules and regulations surrounding the hospitality, tourism and gaming industries. We invest significant resources into staying abreast of regulatory changes and proactively work with clients to ensure they remain compliant at all times and can make changes to business operations to ensure compliance as and when necessary.