Commercial law

Your business is part of your identity and when a dispute arises over a commercial interest, you need someone who understands that and someone you can trust to fight for you.

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

What kinds of matters are covered?

  • Disputes over contracts
  • Corporate or personal insolvency litigation
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Leasing or other property disputes
  • Product liability or consumer law claims
  • Defamation
  • Intellectual property
  • Partnership, franchise, shareholder or other business disputes
  • Insurance issues
  • Trusts
  • Sports law.

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.

More information:

Below you will find some helpful links for further reading:

Commercial law experts

James Naughton
James Naughton
Principal Lawyer
James Naughton
Principal Lawyer

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

James regularly presents on professional obligations and duties at industry conferences, and has provided his expert analysis in the media.

James also acts in estate dispute matters and testator’s family maintenance claims.

Fiona Rothville

Fiona is an experienced litigator who practises across the Industrial Law and Commercial Law teams. Fiona represents unions and employees in a range of employment and industrial matters, including in proceedings brought by industrial regulators. Fiona acts in various commercial and consumer disputes and provides representation in Coronial Inquests in respect of professional conduct. Fiona has previously worked at the Fair Work Commission as a Conciliator and an Associate to a Deputy President and has a background in the union movement. Fiona is a volunteer and former board member of the Fitzroy Legal Service.

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