Commercial Law and Litigation

When a dispute arises in a commercial matter you need someone you can trust to fight for you.

We can help you establish, maintain and protect your assets and your business.

The most common commercial law and litigation cases involve a disagreement over money or property as part of a business transaction. Commercial claims are often complicated, which is why you need experienced practitioners on your side.

What kinds of matters are covered?

  • Preparing and negotiating contracts, sales of shares and other commercial transactions;
  • Disputes over contracts
  • Disputes between directors
  • Family business disputes
  • Disputes regarding a director or shareholder exiting an existing company
  • Shareholder’s claims, including minority and oppression claims
  • Partnership and franchise disputes
  • Insurance disputes
  • Corporate or personal insolvency litigation
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Disputes regarding owners’ corporations
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Leasing or other property disputes
  • Product liability or consumer law claims
  • Protecting your businesses’ reputation
  • Defamation and social media matters
  • Intellectual property and trademarks
  • Protecting the confidential information of your company

How we can help you:

There is often nothing more stressful than having to face the prospect of lengthy court proceedings or complex dispute resolution processes. That’s when having an expert on your side can make all the difference.

We can help you reach a settlement, which means if you are owed money, we help you recover it. If you have been short-changed in another way, we can fight for you to receive appropriate compensation, or a resolution, to your issue.

How much will it cost?

Call us on 1800 21 22 23 and chat to one of our lawyers to see how we can help you, in some cases we can help you on a no win, no fee basis.

The fine print:

In these kinds of matters it is critical you get good legal advice early. Putting it off can often make a difficult situation worse, taking up more of your time and causing you more unnecessary stress.

The first step is to give us a call and have an initial discussion. Our lawyers can take you through your options and next steps in a clear, and direct way so you know where you stand and how much any action will cost.

Why you should call us

Our team of lawyers have a wealth of knowledge across a range of legal matters and bring that experience to assessing your matter and providing timely, expert advice and representation.

We pride ourselves on our:

  • Strong technical skills
  • Commitment to our clients’ interests
  • Accessibility to our services, from smaller, niche matters to large scale commercial litigation.

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Commercial law experts

James Naughton

James is a highly regarded commercial lawyer and litigator. He has successfully brought claims against Australia’s largest banks, stockbrokers and financial institutions. He has also acted for people and organisations subject to investigations by government agencies and has advised industry superannuation funds, unions and corporations on regulatory, governance and directorship issues.

James provides advice on contractual matters, corporate disputes, professional negligence and defamation claims. He also acts in complex matters – such as class actions and group litigation, including the Robodebt class action.

Guy Tiffany

Guy joined Gordon Legal as a paralegal whilst he was completing his studies, and following a year as a Graduate while undertaking Practical Legal training, he is now a lawyer in Gordon Legal’s class actions team. Guy has been involved in several class actions conducted by Gordon Legal across diverse subject matter, including the ‘Robodebt Class Action’, underpayment claims on behalf of junior doctors, and proceedings against insurers in relation to non-payment of business interruption insurance. Guy is passionate about pursuing complex and large-scale claims through the vehicle of class action litigation. In addition to his law firm experience, Guy has worked in the public sector and in human rights, including at the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Department of Education. Prior to completing a Juris Doctor at Monash University, Guy undertook a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) at RMIT University.

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