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Commercial Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We appreciate that commercial disputes can quickly turn into protracted and costly litigation. Business owners are often best served by resolving a dispute and then getting on with the business of being in business. Accordingly, Cleary Hoare's approach is to quickly come to grips with whether litigation or a more subtle or nuanced approach is the best means of resolving a commercial dispute.

Our litigation lawyers have the skill and sensitivity to assist you with resolving commercial disputes in order to proceed from discord to accord. Should commercial litigation become necessary, we will advocate forcefully and effectively on your behalf.

We regularly deal with a broad range of contractual dispute and enforcement matters including:

  • Business contracts and commercial agreements
  • Mortgages, securities, guarantees and other financial instruments
  • Commercial, industrial and residential property, leasing and caveats
  • Licensing and franchising
  • Credit applications and terms and conditions
  • Insurance contracts
  • Joint venture and development arrangements

Our specialist litigation lawyers also assist with a variety of general commercial disputes including:

  • Partnership, shareholder and director disputes
  • Business ownership disputes 
  • Australian Consumer Law disputes, such as misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, etc
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Secured and unsecured debt recovery including bankruptcy and corporate insolvency
  • Employment and industrial issues including drafting employment contracts, resolving employer obligation disputes, restraints of trade and unfair dismissal actions
  • Defamation
  • Professional disciplinary matters, such as allegations of misconduct

If you wish to know more about our commercial dispute resolution and litigation services, please contact one of our specialist litigation lawyers.