Commercial Litigation

We specialise in complex issues involving legal, forensic and evidentiary skills. We are focused on efficiency and our advanced use of technology means that we can efficiently and cost effectively handle litigation involving large volumes of documents.

We have acted for many franchising clients in both simple and complex litigation proceedings at all levels of the Australian Court system.

We have also acted in a number of commercial matters in the High Court of Australia, including in one of the leading Australian cases involving misleading and deceptive conduct.

Our extensive litigation experience means that we can give you the information that you need to define or revise your commercial strategy.

Notable Litigation

Yorke v Lucas (1985) 158 CLR 661

Yorke v Lucas was one of the first cases where Section 52 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (now section 18 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)) was used in Australia in the context of commercial misrepresentation. Read more

R v Byrnes (1995) 183 CLR 501

The High Court case of R v Byrnes is the leading authority providing interpretation of the directors’ statutory duty not to act with impropriety. The case involved a complex situation where the director was an officer of two companies. Read more

JM & PM Holdings Pty Ltd v Snap-on Tools (Australia) Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 347

JM & PM Holdings Pty Ltd v Snap-on Tools (Australia) Pty Ltd is a franchising misleading and deceptive conduct case which was heard by the New South Wales Court of Appeal. The case involved a complex cash flow projection spreadsheet provided to the franchisee before the franchisee entered into the franchise agreement.

Contact us so that we can guide you through any litigation process.


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