Community education seminar- Next speaker announced

May 13, 2022

With North QLD seminar dates fast approaching it is time to announce the final speaker set to take the stage alongside Trevor Rawnsley  & Jason Carlson  at the Strata Community education seminars in Cairns, Airlie Beach & Townsville.

Focused predominantly on dispute resolution, who could be better on a debating panel that is working towards creating harmony!

So who is North Queensland’s third panelist?

Introducing Mario Esera, litigation partner at HWL Ebsworth. Mario has specialised in Body Corporate law for more than a decade.

Mario’s main area of expertise is in relation to disputes, particularly management rights disputes, building defect claims, by-law enforcement, and levy recoveries.

Mario conducts disputes in all Queensland Courts, as well as the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Mario primarily acts for Bodies Corporate and their Committees but also acts for property developers (original owners), management rights holders (caretakers and letting agents) and lot owners.

Mario is a member of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers and presented at their 2022 Annual Conference on the subjects of special levies, major works projects, and levy recoveries.

He is also a member of the Strata Community Association (Qld) and a guest speaker at their 2018 and 2021 Annual Conferences on the subjects of management rights disputes, remedial action notices, and by-law enforcement.

Mario regularly publishes newsletters on recent developments in Body Corporate law, including for Smart Strata. An article he wrote in 2021 about by-laws that lawfully restrict short-term letting was our third most-read newsletter for 2021 and maybe reviewed here.

HWL Ebsworth is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in nine locations, including Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Mario is based in their Brisbane Office but also does work for Owners Corporations located in Victoria and NSW.

Mario is backed with years of experience and will bring another perspective to the topics discussed as part of the Great Strata Debate.  Mario will be joining us for:

  • Airlie Beach – Tuesday 24th May, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start, Coral Sea Resort – register here
  • Townsville – Wednesday 25th May, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start, Mercure Townsville – register here 
  • Cairns – Thursday 26th May, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start, DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns – register here 
  • Brisbane – Wednesday 15th June, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start, The Greek Club  – register here

If you haven’t already secured your seats, now is the chance to do so.













Reminder: Gold Coast Seminar happening tomorrow!

Last night we held the first of the seminar series on the Sunshine Coast with a fantastic crowd despite the wet and rainy conditions.  We look forward to providing you with a full wrap up in next week’s Strata Update.

Remember for those of you on the Gold Coast or surrounds, tomorrow we have seminar number two. Registrations are still open and our panelists are warmed up and ready to go.

Saturday 14th May at Southport Sharks, Olsen Ave &, Musgrave Ave, Southport QLD 4215.

9.30am arrival for 10.00am start

Morning tea, coffee and tea provided and easy onsite parking

Adjudicator:  Juliette Nairn, OMB Solicitors

Debaters: Jason Carlson– Grace Lawyers

Trevor Rawnsley – ARAMA

James Nickless – Chambers Russell Lawyers

The event will be hosted by Nicky Lonergan, CEO, Archers the Strata Professionals, alongside Kim Cullen, Gold Coast Partner for Archers.

On the Gold Coast we will also be welcoming a wide variety of strata specialists that you will be able to engage with and ask your strata questions:

Designed to educate, engage, and connect these seminars could be just what you need to create or increase the harmony within your own strata environment.

Smart Strata and foundation partners, Archers the Strata Professionals, deliver these seminar series providing advice that you would normally pay thousands of dollars for.

We are working hard to create a knowledgeable and insightful discussion that you will want to be a part of.

The Smart Strata Team

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