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Dispute Resolution.
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Overview

From individuals to small businesses to publicly listed companies and government bodies, we protect the interests of those involved in a commercial dispute.

Sometimes, despite the best of intentions, things don’t go to plan. When unexpected curveballs threaten to disrupt your operations, it’s crucial to protect your position at an early stage.

With decades of hands-on experience, our lawyers are trusted by Australian and multinational organisations, companies, private enterprises and individuals to guide them through even the most complex dispute resolution and insolvency challenges.

Commercial Litigation

  • Shareholder and Director disputes: Including oppression actions and trustee and joint venture disputes.
  • Contractual disputes: Including consumer and supplier disputes, conversion claims, and false and misleading claims
  • Debt recovery: Collection notices, secured creditor recoveries under the Personal Property Securities Act, appointments of receivers, and Personal Property Security Act claims, including defective registrations.
  • Property Law disputes: Including enforceability of caveat clauses, priority disputes and entitlements to payment of money held in court.
  • Privacy and data protection: Actions under the Privacy Act, including notifiable data breaches.

Banking and Finance Litigation

  • Farm Debt mediation
  • Breach of contract: Both express and implied terms of loan documentation.
  • Unconscionable conduct where the Financial Institution takes ‘unconscientious advantage’ of its stronger position
  • Misleading or deceptive conduct where a customer was in fact or likely to have been misled in relation to a particular matter.
  • Banking mistakes and errors
  • Breaches of the Banking Code of Conduct
  • Complaints to Australian Financial Complaints Authority

Insolvency (read more here)

IP Litigation – enforcing and defending infringement of:

  • Copyright
  • Designs
  • Patents and
  • Trademarks and related claims

Local Government

  • Local government: Advice and prosecutions in respect of local laws, building and planning breaches, public health and wellbeing, domestic animals, and the Food Act.
  • Building matters:Acting for Municipal Building Surveyors, inspectors and building practitioners at the Building Appeals Board and Victorian Building Authority in relation to building orders and conduct hearings.

Personal Litigation

  • Constructive trust claims: When it would be unfair for a party to, in poor conscience, keep a benefit. (read more here)
  • Estate litigation: Where a beneficiary believes that a will is invalid from a legal perspective or that he/she have been unfairly left out of the deceased person’s will. (read more here)

Key Contacts

Mark Harrick

Senior Consultant - Head of Dispute Resolution and Insolvency

Peter Jackson

Principal Lawyer - Dispute Resolution and Insolvency

Catherine Pulverman

Principal Lawyer - Dispute Resolution and Insolvency

Natalie Rossi

Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution and Insolvency

Costin Stan

Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution and Insolvency