Dispute Resolution & Litigation

FORUM - We litigate in most federal, state courts and tribunals.

RESOLVE- Aim to resolve disputes quickly and commercially while retaining your reputation and business relationships. Focus on mediation and alternate dispute resolution where possible to avoid the risks of a final hearing.

COSTS - Committed to containing costs in litigation .

COUNSEL - Great long-term working relationships with many excellent barristers with expertise in most subject areas

RECENT EXPERIENCE

  • Co-ownership ($100m+, SCNSW)

  • Directors' duties (instructed by insurance company) (SCNSW)

  • Family Law "Big Money" (FCoA)

  • Copyright dispute with Commonwealth (FCA)

  • Trade mark oppositions (IPAust) and infringements (FCA)

  • Retail Leasing disputes (NCAT)

  • Commercial litigation (various)

 

Commissions, Inquiries & Investigations

INVESTIGATIONS - Extensive experience in numerous commissions, inquiries and investigations.

TRACK RECORD - Represented former government ministers, high profile private clients, ministers of religion, medical professionals. 

COUNSEL - Excellent relationships with Counsel to defend legal interests and reputations.

RECENT EXPERIENCE

  • ICAC Operation Dasha (Canterbury Council)

  • ICAC Operation Spicer (Political Donations)

  • ICAC Operation Credo (Australia Water Holdings)

  • ICAC Operation Cyrus (Obeid Circular Quay leases)

  • Professional conduct inquiries (before AHPRA & others)

  • Church (ecclesiastical) conduct inquiries

 

Wills & Estates

LITIGATION - Acting for executors, beneficiaries and other parties in contested estate matters before the Supreme Court of NSW.

PROBATE - Experts at necessary obtaining grants from the Supreme Court. We make it easy and efficient for executors.

RESEAL - Experts at obtaining reseals. We regularly act for foreign accountants and law firms.

PLANNING - Assisting people plan their life and estate affairs including preparing wills, powers of attorney and appointments of enduring guardianships.

RECENT EXPERIENCE

  • Family provision claims

  • High profile estates

  • Testamentary capacity claims 

  • Undue influence claims

  • Cross border estate disputes 

  • Statutory wills

  • Estate administration disputes

  • Acting for protected persons (instructed by the Public Trustee)

  • Missing will cases (SCNSW - proceedings over 10 years).

 

Real Estate

CONVEYANCING - Fast and efficient in selling and buying residential and commercial property, in particular in Sydney CBD and eastern suburbs.

LEASING - Drafts, reviews and negotiates commercial leasing documents, in particular offices and retail shops.

DISPUTES - Experienced in acting in a variety of property disputes, including strata, leasing and disputes between co-owners.

RECENT EXPERIENCE

  • Acting for lessors and lessees in COVID-19 rent negotiations

  • Sale of $20m+ residential property

  • Sale of $25m+ commercial property

  • Co-ownership property dispute over a $100m+ property (SCNSW)

 

COMMERCIAL

TRANSACTIONS - Acting in a variety of commercial transactions such as buying and selling businesses.

DOCUMENTATION - Drafting, reviewing and / or negotiating a wide range of commercial matters such as terms and conditions, service contracts.

IMPLEMENTATION - Assisting clients execute deals.

RECENT EXPERIENCE

  • Sale of financial services company to multinational company (NASDAQ listed) 

  • Sale of luxury goods rights to Italian multinational

  • Sale of high end distribution rights to US multinational

  • Purchase of child care centres

  • Acting for various multinationals (head offices in UK and Spain)

  • All commercial agreements

 

NOTARY

NOTARY TASKS - Performed professionally and efficiently by experienced notaries. 

APOSTILLES & AUTHENTICATIONS - We procure apostilles and authentications from DFAT for your convenience. 

EMBASSY / CONSULATE LEGALISATION - We deal with foreign consulates and embassies in Australia when required for total project management.

RECENT EXPERIENCE

We regularly act for:

  • More than 20% of the ASX Top 100 (including numerous financial institutions)

  • Numerous international and national law firms

  • Big four accounting firms

  • Elite management consultancies

  • Company directors and individuals

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