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Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Mitigating risk and finding solutions to challenges

Disputes can be stressful and all consuming.  Our approach is to partner with you to create a strategic solution that best suits you.

Our team has a long track record having been involved in some of the largest and most complex commercial disputes not only in South Australia and the Northern Territory but also elsewhere in Australia and overseas.

Litigation can be costly and our team is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution from arbitration, informal conferences and mediation.  Going to Court should be a last resort but if you have to we have the expertise from trial to appeals all the way to the High Court.

We have a diverse client base, reflecting our deep involvement with a number of different industries. We regularly advise on risk management in the health resources, defence, financial services and wine sectors, combining with our industry specialist lawyers where appropriate to ensure you have the best team for the job.

How can we help you?

Our team has experience in all relevant jurisdictions including arbitrations, mediations, trial work at all levels, administrative and disciplinary tribunals, and appeals in all relevant jurisdictions.

Our Pricing Structure

Recognising that ‘not one size fits all’, we are amenable to a range of alternate pricing options. We are prepared to discuss your needs and negotiate a pricing structure that will suit the issues that you are facing and your desired outcome.

Recent Experience

  • Acted in a significant multi-national product liability dispute arising from one of the largest overseas product recalls in Australian wine and beverage history.
  • Advised on examination orders in London against the chairman and directors of one of the largest banks in the world
  • Acted for a ‘big four’ accounting firm in respect of auditors’ liability.
  • Advised and acted for major mining companies, in multi-party disputes in relation to professional liability claims arising out of engineering and design issues.
  • Acted for a statutory authority (and insurer) in a dispute in relation to the design, construction and collapse of offshore infrastructure.
  • Advised and acted for a publicly listed company in gas price arbitration.
  • Appeared for a major developer in relation to the construction of, and leasing arrangements for, a large complex of serviced apartments.
  • We have acted in many complex multi-party professional indemnity claims and medico-legal matters, in a variety of jurisdictions.
  • Regularly briefed to appear for parties (including public authorities and public

Recent Industry Recognition and Awards:

Andrew Williams – Best Lawyers Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation 2021, 2020

Doyles SA Recommended Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers 2019, 2018

Kirsten Gordge – Best Lawyers Alternative Dispute Resolution 2021, 2020

Doyles SA Recommended Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers 2019, 2018

James Jarvis – Doyles SA Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers 2019, 2018, 2017


Kathryn Lincoln – Best Lawyers Medical Negligence 2021

David Rostron – Best Lawyers Professional Malpractice Litigation 2021

Nikki Owen – Doyles Recommended Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers SA 2019

Doyles Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Law Firms – ‘Third Tier’ 2020, 2019. 2018

Doyles Recommended Wills & Estates Litigation Law Firms SA 2019


Related Sectors & Services

Key Services

  • Administrative law
  • Auditors' liability
  • Contractual disputes
  • Discrimination & defamation
  • Directors’ and Officers liability
  • Fraud& white collar crime
  • Insolvency and recovery actions
  • Investment advisor and stockbroker liability
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Judicial review and AAT appeals
  • Multi-party litigation
  • Product liability
  • Professional indemnity claims
  • Risk management and corporate governance
  • Royal Commissions, commissions of inquiry and coronial inquests
  • Trade practices, including competition issues and misleading and deceptive conduct claims