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| 07 Apr 2021
If a sub-lease is a retail premises lease, does that mean the head-lease is also a retail premises lease? We consider this question in light of a recent case heard by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 23 Feb 2021
The Federal Government has introduced a range of new laws to help combat illegal phoenix activity. We report on the tightened rules on resignations for directors.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 10 Dec 2020
Roaring to victory: Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal provides guidance on ‘jumping’ in and out of retail leases
In a second win for the Richmond Football Club this year, the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal in Verraty Pty Ltd v Richmond Football Club Ltd  VSCA 267 has emphatically upheld Justice Croft’s earlier decision in Richmond Football Club Ltd v Verraty Pty Ltd  VSC 597.
Turnaround & Corporate Renewal| 18 Nov 2020
While most of our attention this year has been focused on the COVID-19 situation, the trade difficulties that have been unfolding between Australia and our leading importer, China, have escalated.