When our clients need to resolve disputes, we are in their corner. We take a highly strategic and commercial approach to disputes. We do not allow disputes to just ‘run their course’ – unless of course that is the client’s preference.
We are also acutely aware of reputational and commercial issues associated with disputes and regulatory actions, and we actively manage these factors in our practice.
Our expertise spans litigation and dispute resolution regarding:
- banking and financial services
- commercial and contracts
- private client
- property and building
- regulatory investigations
We act in all courts and jurisdictions, and handle disputes and litigation arising interstate and overseas. We are also highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution and have significant expertise in risk management and compliance.
A number of our senior lawyers are named in the Best Lawyers list.
‘Hall & Wilcox's expertise encompasses restructuring issues, turnarounds, bankruptcies, receiverships, voluntary administrations and liquidations alongside corporate recovery, distressed trading, security enforcement and insolvency-related litigation experience’.
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 23 Sep 2020
Sneakerboy decisions provide clarity on COVID-19 leasing changes as NSW Government extends regulation to 31 December 2020
Two recent decisions of the Supreme Court of NSW have clarified how the changes to the commercial leasing regime brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic will operate in practice.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 28 Jul 2020
In a recent case highlighting the risks of waiver of legal professional privilege, the Federal Court has observed that fine distinctions may be involved when determining whether privilege has been lost.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 03 Jul 2020
The Supreme Court of Queensland has examined quorum busting and the assumptions that can be made when dealing with a company under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act). The decision is Gallop Reserve Pty Ltd v Matton Developments Pty Ltd  QSC 113.
Insolvency & Reconstruction| 19 Jun 2020
Three of a kind: Federal Court provides clarification on key issues in determining unfair preference claims
In three related judgments delivered on 27 May 2020, Justice Davies found in favour of the liquidators of Gunns Limited (in liquidation) (Liquidators) against creditors Badenoch Integrated Logging Pty Ltd (Badenoch), Bluewood Industries Pty Ltd (Bluewood), and Edenborn Pty Ltd (Edenborn) for various unfair preference claims.