Our dispute resolution and litigation lawyers have experience in all State and Federal courts and tribunals, as well as in private arbitrations and mediations.

Our primary motivation is to help our clients resolve their dispute before they go to court, employing resolution strategies such as negotiation and mediation.

However, in the event you do have to go to court, we adopt a proportional approach and try to tailor our efforts according to the size, complexity, and importance of the dispute and, of course, your budget.

For large, complex disputes, we can draw on external resources, including counsel and senior counsel as required, to ensure that you have the best possible legal team. For smaller, less complex disputes, we can provide extremely cost-effective representation, or advise you and support you if you prefer to represent yourself.

For information on how we charge for legal services, click here.

We have experience litigating and resolving many different kinds of legal disputes, including:

Business and Commercial Disputes
  • Breaches of contract
  • Professional negligence
  • Debt recovery and enforcement of judgments
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Leasing disputes, including under the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 (WA)
  • Breaches of confidentiality or privacy
  • Intellectual property, including copyright, trademarks and passing off
  • Domain name disputes under the Australian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (.auDRP)
Estates, Trusts, and Equity
  • Contested and complex probate proceedings, including informal wills
  • Claims under the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA)
  • Removal of Trustees or Executors
  • Unconscionable dealings
  • Undue influence
Urgent applications
  • Interim injunctions
  • Asset preservation orders (also known as freezing orders or Mareva injunctions)
  • Search orders (also known as Anton Piller orders)
Consumer Law
  • Misleading or deceptive conduct
  • Unconscionable conduct
  • Unfair contract terms
  • Consumer warranty claims
Construction and Property
Employment and Workplace Relations
Personal Legal Disputes
  • Restraining orders
  • Defamation actions
  • Administration and Guardianship proceedings
  • Personal –¬†bankruptcy notices, set-aside applications, and creditors petitions
  • Corporate – statutory demands, set-aside applications, and winding up applications