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| 13 Sep 2021
ASIC has now published its updated and final guidance on the new breach reporting regime for AFS and credit licensees that will apply from 1 October 2021.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 09 Sep 2021
On the hook via Facebook: High Court upholds potential liability for the defamatory comments of strangers
The High Court has confirmed that parties who create a Facebook page are potentially liable for defamatory comments posted to that page by third parties as if they themselves were the publisher.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 30 Aug 2021
In this update, we explore the changes that financial services businesses can expect to see in ASIC’s approach to exercising its investigative and enforcement functions and powers.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 06 Jul 2021
Vocational Education and Training sector update: winter 2021 – regulatory changes, audits and enforcement activities
This is the first in our series of seasonal updates that provide a brief overview of the regulatory changes, recent key cases and upcoming events for those in the Australian vocational education sector.