Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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
  • IP
  • private client
  • property and building
  • regulatory investigations
  • tax

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.

Awards and recognition

Chambers 2024

Dispute Resolution

Chambers Firm logo 2023 - website
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021-2024

Dispute Resolution: litigation

Legal 500 - Hall & Wilcox leading firm 2024

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

Key contact

Graydon Dowd is a leading commercial and litigation dispute resolution partner, providing expertise in litigation and mediation.

Our team

Hall & Wilcox Lawyer / Partner Natalie Bannister - 900x500
Natalie Bannister

Partner & Commercial National Practice Leader

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