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, and
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| 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. A litigation funder successfully argued that its litigation funding agreement was valid and binding, and received three times the amount it advanced in insurance litigation. Despite allegations of quorum busting in relation to the appointment of a director and ratification, the litigation funder was able to rely on statutory assumptions of due execution under the Act.
Thinking| 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.
Commercial| 16 Jun 2020
The end of the financial year is around the corner and for many companies, this triggers the financial reporting requirements under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The ASIC Corporations (Wholly-owned Companies) Instrument 2016/785 provides a helpful mechanism to relieve certain wholly-owned companies from these obligations. However, in order to properly gain relief, companies must meet all the conditions of the Instrument.
Banking| 10 Jun 2020
On-demand webinar | When your construction finance goes into default – know your rights and responsibilities
Hall & Wilcox’s recent webinar provided an insightful discussion and hypothetical on what to do when your construction finance deal goes into default.