Commercial Law, Litigation & Disputes

Commercial Law governs business dealings. Our expertise and knowledge as to concepts including; drafting business agreements and contracts, personal property, chattel leases, cheques, negotiable instruments, insurance, guarantees, sales of goods, product liability and application of both the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) and Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) provides our clients with superior legal advice and representation as to such business conflicts or concerns.

Professional Services

  • Drafting Contracts
  • Partnerships
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Employment disputes
  • Dissolution of business
  • Debt Collection
  • Breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Breach of Contract
  • Franchising disputes
  • Insolvent Trading


When a company begins to experience financial hardship, it often faces conflicting interests.  On the one hand, it must continue with commercial transactions to preserve, maintain and hopefully restore the company; on the other, it must respect the integrity of its creditors’ rights by not making such payments which may be seen as showing preference over other creditors.

Economic Loss

Negligence does not entail liability unless the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. With the expansion of the scope of duty of care since the 1960’s it is now possible to claim compensation for pure economic loss resulting from the defendant’s negligence.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Court is by no means the only way for a dispute to be heard and finalised. In accordance with the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) we are under an obligation to attempt to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and negotiation prior to entering the matter into Court. Our Lawyers are experienced in ADR and expertise in successfully representing their client’s interests and concerns.

If you have any concerns or queries relating to Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation or Dispute Resolution, please call our office on (02) 9328 1000

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