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
Thinking| 05 Dec 2019
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 […]
Thinking| 15 Oct 2019
Upon being appointed, insolvency practitioners are often faced with existing litigation involving the company or person they have been appointed to. There are a multitude of factors that the practitioner needs to consider in relation to existing litigation. This article sets out some key considerations for administrators, liquidators, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy, as well as the practical steps a practitioner should follow. Although the article refers to practitioners appointed to companies, the principles are also generally applicable for Bankruptcy Trustees.
Thinking| 12 Sep 2019
The decisions of In the matter of Assta Labels Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1094 (Assta), In the matter of Psyche Holdings Pty Limited  NSWSC 1254 (Psyche and, In the matter of Highlake Resources Pty Ltd  FCA 1292 (Highlake) have added clarity to the factors courts will consider in assessing whether to grant an extension of time for registration on the 'Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA).
Thinking| 10 Jul 2019
On 19 June 2019, the High Court delivered its judgment in one of the most hotly anticipated insolvency judgments this year, the Amerind appeal: Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth.1