Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Corporate and commercial law

Achieving successful commercial objectives involves collaborating with lawyers who understand your business, your commercial environment and your expectations for the future. Your lawyer should act as your business partner, offering advice to help you make better business decisions.

This requires people who can explain complex situations in plain English, provide dependable and accurate information, anticipate and manage risks, and develop solutions to get you a profitable outcome.

In business, disputes between individuals or companies happen all the time, but they are rarely expected. Issues and disputes vary in significance and complexity, and can cause stress, uncertainty and disrupt day to day business operations.

Having a clear understanding of how your business operates and what your goals are for the future is the key to finding a successful outcome for any litigation and dispute resolution. Issues requiring litigation can come from a huge variety of sources. If they occur, you’ll need accurate and timely legal advice to find a resolution.

Commercial Maritime Law

For maritime business owners, we provide sound advice for the sale and purchase of vessels, registration, ownerships and other legal matters related to running your business.


If you’re facing a marine sector dispute, we have lawyers with extensive experience in the resolution of claims and the regulatory defence of prosecutions.


We stay at the forefront of any changes to legislation governing the maritime sector and can provide advice about how any changes will affect your business.

How we help

We offer expert advice and a broad range of options for the resolution of civil and commercial disputes. Our litigation team has extensive combined experience in civil litigation and dispute resolution with appearances at all levels of the judicial system, including High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, tribunals and lower courts, and in mediations and arbitrations. Solutions are carefully targeted to your needs, focusing on strategies to achieve the best outcome in the most cost-effective way.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Areas of expertise:

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Breach and variation of trust
  • Construction and building disputes
  • Consumer law
  • Contract
  • Corporate litigation
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Director’s liability
  • Employment
  • Fishing
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Judicial review
  • Land valuation
  • Leases
  • Liquor licensing
  • Local government
  • Maritime
  • Negligence
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Probate, family protection and testamentary promises claims
  • Professional disciplinary
  • Public law
  • Regulatory prosecutions
  • Relationship property
  • Replacement of trustees
  • Resource management and environmental