Business Litigation

Our business litigation and dispute resolution lawyers spend much of their time in advising and assisting business clients how to get out of their difficulties. Where a matter can be resolved quickly it should be. If litigation is necessary, you need to know your lawyers are focused, determined and capable.

We have an extensive expertise and knowledge in a wide range of areas of commercial law and our litigation lawyers have great commercial nouse.

Our business law team represent and assist many individuals and SME businesses and other organisations with their legal issues and can assist you as well. We are a professional team of commercial and business lawyers that are determined to provide our clients with a highest level of legal advice and service. We continually pursue a high standard of work.

Our success depends on serving our clients well.

Our Approach

Our team of business litigation lawyers seek to successfully resolve business disputes, if possible, before they become litigious. We look to implement dispute management strategies that are aimed at achieving your objectives by getting you compensated you for your loss or reducing your liability in a claim. At the same time, we take into account the commercial reality of your claim and consider your commercial outcomes.

Where litigation is unavoidable, our team has the skillset to represent you in Court to prosecute your claim with vigour. That said, we will always maintain that where the matter can be settled for a result that you can live with, resolution will be sensible. The Court process will give you opportunities to mediate your dispute and there are other dispute resolution methods such as “calderbank” offers and “offers of compromise” that can be used to motivate the other party to settle.

If your matter proceeds to trial, your case will be organised and you will have appropriate representation at all stages of the dispute. We have access to many barristers, which we select on the basis of their experience and what is required in the circumstances. We consider the complexity of the issues and cost/benefit of different types of counsel and other experts required in cases for your individual matter.

Our business litigation lawyers are experienced in the following types of disputes:

  • General Commercial Disputes
  • Building & Construction Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Compulsory Acquisition of Land
  • Commercial Leasing Disputes
  • Employment Disputes – Employer
  • Employment Disputes – Employee
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Taxation Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Commercial Leasing Disputes
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Debt Recovery
  • Insolvency Disputes
  • Company Matters
  • Professional Negligence
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Family Law Disputes
  • Estate Disputes (including estate claims)

Call us today on 1300 907 335 or alternatively, contact us using our enquiry form and we will respond to you promptly.

I am considering suing another party – what should I do?

If you believe that you have a claim against another party or are involved in a dispute you should speak to a commercial litigation lawyer to see if you have a legal basis for your claim.

You will need to have your information organised and supporting documentation ready so that a lawyer is able to review the materials and the surrounding facts of the case and prepare an advice for you. Advice may be simple if the matter is not complex, however the more complex the matter the more issues there are to be considered. The more material and supporting evidence you have the better for your case. If you are concerned about events that have taken place or discussions you should make a “diary note” of these instances and record and store them securely, they can be used at a later date in your case.

When you come to see a lawyer having the right material and questions put together will help you get the most out of your meeting and make the time constructive. You will be able to take notes and walk away with things to consider or do that will help your situation.

It may be that litigation is not the best path and if not, a litigation lawyer should be able to give you other options or courses of action that you can pursue. Obtaining advice will help you in resolving the matter sooner.

How do I find the right business litigation lawyer?

Firstly, you should speak a lawyer to discuss the merits of your case. You should check that the law firm and lawyer has sufficient experience in the area and that the individual lawyer possesses the soft skills to carry out effective negotiations. Are they listening to you? Do they understand? Can they successfully negotiate on your behalf? Do they have the resources to take on your case?

Commercial Understanding is a key ingredient in being a successful litigation lawyer.

We understand that commercial law knowledge is not enough to make a good lawyer. Our commercial litigation lawyers pay particular attention to commercial realities and they are skillful and pragmatic negotiators. Sometimes being tough is not always the right approach. In protracted and heated disputes being able to read the situation and having considered advice is key to reaching better outcomes.

Short-term and long-term objectives in business disputes can be different and understanding how a dispute or litigation outcome affects your business is integral to what we do. Negotiations and court proceedings can be very complex and having a professional and well organised legal firm behind you will ensure you have the best chance of success.

Call us today on 1300 907 335 to confidentially discuss your circumstances or, alternatively, contact us using our enquiry form.

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Our Locations

Melbourne CBD

Level 8,
446 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Chadstone

Level 8,
1341 Dandenong Rd,
Chadstone Vic 3148

Dandenong

Level 2,
311 Lonsdale St
Dandenong Vic 3175

Frankston

Ground Flr,
435 Nepean Hwy
Frankston Vic 3199

Moorabbin

Level 1,
441 South Road
Moorabbin Vic 3189

Preston

Ground Flr,
84 Hotham St,
Preston Vic 3072

Sunshine

Level 5,
12 Clarke Street
Sunshine Vic 3020