If a dispute arises between a business and its owners, the fallout can be devastating to both the individuals involved and the organisation they represent. So too disputes between trustees or beneficiaries which can cause long-term damage to the relationships of all concerned and add to the overall cost of a trust’s administration.
Our Litigation and dispute resolution team is recognised for its ability to quickly identify the issues involved in these disputes and understand the rights and duties of those involved.
While an amicable solution may not be possible, we will work with you to minimise the disruption and personal costs of a protracted legal dispute and encourage an early and effective resolution.
We advise on all aspects of partnership, corporation and trust disputes, including issues concerning ownership and management, shareholder rights, participation and communication, remuneration, entitlements and compensation, conflicts of interest, takeovers, buy-outs and dissolutions, Trade Practices Act claims, and trust administration and management.
- Successfully representing a company shareholder claiming to be owed a substantial sum by the company. When extensive negotiations with the company’s controlling (overseas) shareholder and its lawyers to recover the debt and sell the shares were unsuccessful, winding-up proceedings were instituted, leading to the appointment of a liquidator and our client being paid out most of his debt and his shares acquired.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 20 Sep 2023
Hills Health Solutions Pty Ltd is in external administration following the Court of Appeal judgment in Stellar Vision Operations Pty Ltd v Hills Health Solutions Pty Ltd.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 22 Aug 2023
The State Revenue Office Victoria and Revenue NSW have now confirmed, in the recently issued Revenue Ruling PTA-04, that payroll tax may apply to payments made by medical practices to their practitioners.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 01 Jun 2023
Ben Roberts-Smith VC, MG: the author of his own misfortune and a cautionary tale for defamation plaintiffs
The judgment delivered in the case of Ben-Roberts Smith VC, MG, by the Federal Court today is the latest instalment in an epic defamation saga that has played out over nearly five years and 98 days of evidence. We explore.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 31 May 2023
The Queensland Government has implemented a targeted payroll tax amnesty for payments made by medical practices to contracted general practitioners. We explain.