Your disputes

You come across people who push and take. While you don’t go looking for trouble, sometimes you just need to push back. But before you do, get your ducks in a row. Know if you are likely to win, or if there’s another practical way to sort it out.

We won’t let you run head-first into an ambush. We’ll help you honestly assess the strengths and weaknesses of your position, and formulate a measured response. We’ll then bring the full force of the law behind you to swiftly achieve your aim.

If you’re in a dispute, and you’re looking for a lawyer who has seen it all before, call us on 1300 654 590.

A clear path forward

Rather than running head first into a formal court process, we will:

  • Carefully analyse your legal position;
  • Help you understand how your legal rights and responsibilities fit in with your broader commercial objectives;
  • Try to resolve your dispute with the other party, in an amicable and professional manner; and
  • Finally, if an informal resolution of the problem is not possible – we will then bring our talented litigation team to the front line, and prosecute your case with full force.

If you would like to discuss how we will apply these steps to your particular dispute, call us now on 1300 654 590 for a no-obligation chat.

What sort of disputes do we get involved in?

We have deep experience dealing with a range of different disputes. Members of our team are in court, slogging it out on a daily basis. We regularly get involved in:

  • General commercial disputes, between businesses, between businesses and their customers, and between investors;
  • Debt collections matters, ranging from small recovery actions for businesses trying to get paid, to very large enforcement actions;
  • Insolvency issues, including corporate insolvency, director’s liability and bankruptcy;
  • Consumer law disputes, such as warranty claims for faulty products, as well as false and misleading conduct and franchise law;
  • Taxation disputes at all levels, and against all revenue authorities;
  • Intellectual property disputes, including defending trademarks, domain names, copyright, confidential information and other forms of intangible property;
  • Disputes over a deceased estate; and
  • Family law disputes, including divorce, property settlements, child maintenance, and custody issues.

Anybody might get the impression we’re an argumentative bunch. We’re not. We just don’t like seeing our clients get pushed around. At some stage, it’s only fair to push back.

For an honest assessment of where you stand in a dispute, call us now on 1300 654 590. You’ll be put straight through to a great lawyer, who will give you their honest view.

Our Great Lawyer Guarantee

We want to be part of your team over the long term. We'll achieve this by sticking closely to the following principles:

  • We'll listen carefully to understand what you want to achieve. Then we'll thoroughly explain our advice and step you through the documents. You can be sure you'll know the full consequences.
  • Our lawyers work as a team, so someone will always be available to answer your questions, or point you in the right direction. You will also benefit from a range of perspectives and experience.
  • One of our key goals is to pass on as much knowledge as we can, so you can make your own informed decisions. We want to make you truly independent.
  • We only do what we're good at. You can be confident that we know what we're doing and won't pass on the cost of our learning.
  • For advice and documents, we provide a fixed or capped quote so you don’t take price risk. If you're in a dispute, we'll map out the process and costs so you know what to expect.
  • We're not in this game for our egos. We're in it for a front row seat to witness your success

We measure our success on how efficiently we have facilitated your objectives, enhanced your relationships, and reduced the level of stress for all involved.

If we sound like people you can work with, call us now on 1300 654 590 and speak directly with a great lawyer.

Call 1300 654 590 and speak with a lawyer

You will be put straight through to a great lawyer who will guide to you to the right solution.

When can you benefit other people under an enduring power of attorney?

When can you benefit other people under an enduring power of attorney?

An enduring power of attorney has the power to make a lot of decisions. However, without good planning, they may still not be able to do what you intend them to do. For example, if you appoint your spouse as your enduring attorney they will not be able to do anything that benefits themselves. Find out how to avoid these pitfalls.

read more
How to really protect your business name

How to really protect your business name

Most people believe that registering a business name means they own that business name – this is not the case in Australia. To obtain the exclusive right to use your business name, you need to register it as a trademark or prove that you hold a trademark at common law.

read more