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Josh Burland

associate, litigation and dispute resolution

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dandenong office +61 3 9794 2596

about Josh

Josh takes a commercial and straightforward approach in resolving difficult and complex commercial disputes. He regularly advises clients on consumer law and contractual disputes, and makes sure their options aren’t getting lost in the minutia of legal jargon. His approachable nature and clear advice gives his clients the confidence they need when undertaking critical commercial decisions.

Josh has had extensive trial experience in VCAT, Magistrates’ Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

No two days are the same in the fast-paced world of litigation, and Josh’s adaptable approach helps clients seamlessly navigate unpredictable events.

Josh says that in the end, all that matters is the big picture:

“By taking a holistic approach to litigation, clients can fit their legal advice into the bigger puzzle of their business and strategic direction.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Consumer law and misleading deceptive conduct
  • Contractual disputes
  • Insolvency
  • Motor dealer claims
  • Shareholder disputes


recent experience

  • Contractual dispute

    Successfully disputed an alleged penalty clause and subsequently enforced and recovered significant sums in liquidated damages for his client.

  • Consumer dispute

    Josh successfully appeared as an advocate on behalf of his client in a VCAT trial regarding a motor vehicle dispute.

    Josh defended the claim for a breach of s 60 of the Australian Consumer Law: due care and skill. The matter involved a complex analysis of whether a causal nexus existed between the services provided by his client and the subsequent failure of the engine and transmission.

  • Director duties

    Josh defended a Federal Court injunction brought by plaintiffs under s 180, 181 and 290 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Macpherson Kelley successfully argued that the defendants did not act in breach of their obligations and fiduciary duties.