Ann Marie Kuiper

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

Volunteer Solicitor/Secretary

Suncoast Community Legal Service

I currently volunteer with Suncoast Community Legal Service, at Nambour, in the capacity as secretary, although I hold a volunteers practising certificate.

We receive ongoing training and education covering a broad range of law, which involves lectures from local lawyers specialising in their respective fields.

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014

Placement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service

Atsils, Maroochydore

As part of my Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, I attended a placement with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service at Maroochydore.  This involved many court appearances, specialising in criminal and family law.


Feb 2014 - Nov 2016

Master of Laws

Queensland University of Technology

I am undertaking a Master of Laws on a part-time, external basis. I have not chosen a major, but am tailoring my selection of subjects to be work place orientated.  So far, I have completed Consumer Law and Estate Planning.

St Aidan's Anglican Girls School
Feb 2013 - Mar 2014

Graduate Diploma

Queensland University of Technology
Nov 2012


Queensland University of Technology

Ann Kuiper



Legal Research, Legal Writing, Advocacy, File Management, Legal Letter Writing, Client Interviews.

Ann Kuiper, Solicitor


Apr 2014 - Apr 2015

Queensland Law Society, Volunteer Practising Certificate

Consumer Law Assignment

Whilst there may be no fortiori of volunteering information in commercial transactions, there is an obligation to disclose that which on consideration of the circumstances, ought to be disclosed to comply with standard set out in s18 of the Australian Consumer Law (Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) Sch2) (ACL).  Litigants are preferring to bring an action for a breach of s18 ACL, which is a prohibition against misleading or deceptive conduct in trade or commerce, rather than to rely on the laws of tort, which contains an element of intent. 

Although section 18 (and its state equivalents) is not a cause of action, but proscribes a norm of conduct, a breach of that section will allow access to the varied remedies in Pt 5-2. This may be more user friendly than resorting to the laws of tort, where intent is an element of the offence.