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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

The lawyers in Macpherson Kelley’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team have many years’ experience in providing strategic guidance to clients trying to resolve disputes or engaged in formal litigation. We always aim to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and we measure our own success by the successes we help our clients achieve.

We understand the risks and disruption that disputes can cause in your business, so we work with you in developing strategies designed to achieve your best possible outcome, allowing you to focus your time and energy on your core business goals. If disputes are not able to be resolved by negotiation or with the assistance of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation, we are confident engaging in formal litigation.

Our broad experience in litigation in all relevant Australian jurisdictions means we are well placed to take advantage of the formal court processes on your behalf, if and when necessary. We will guide you through the litigation process and will remain committed to obtaining the best commercial outcome for you.

Recent Experience

Equipment Leasing Business - Outstanding payment and security dispute

Successfully represented a party in Supreme Court of New South Wales proceedings regarding a dispute over outstanding rental payments.

Importing and distribution business – Director and shareholder dispute

Defended complex proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales involving claims for breach of directors’ duties, breach of restraints of trade, breach of contract and misleading or deceptive conduct.

The Herald and Weekly Times - Defamation

Defended the Herald Sun and Andrew Bolt in major Supreme Court defamation trial.

Australian petroleum industry – ACCC case

Acted on behalf of a party in a price fixing action issued by the ACCC.

RSL (Qld Branch) – Intellectual Property

Successfully prosecuted a claim against Comprite Pty Ltd to secure intellectual property after terminating a management agreement.

Queensland trucking company – Recovering compensation

Acted for the insured party in respect of recovering compensation under an insurance policy where the policy application was not completed properly.

Areas of expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • ASX and Shareholder disputes
  • Building and Construction disputes
  • Competition Law and ACCC Investigations
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contract Law
  • Corporations Act
  • Credit Management
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation
  • Directors’ Duties
  • Directors’ Penalty Notices
  • Disputes between Directors
  • Energy and Resources
  • Financial Services
  • Food Prosecution
  • Franchising Code of Conduct disputes
  • Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Reconstruction
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property disputes
  • Local Government
  • Managed Investment Schemes
  • Media Law
  • Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
  • Product liability
  • Property/leasing disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Public Health Prosecution
  • Risk management and planning
  • Shareholder Oppression Claims
  • Taxation disputes
  • Trade Practices
  • Workplace Disputes (Employee duties, breaches and fraud)


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