Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Pragmatic advice that strikes the balance between tenacious defence of our clients’ interests and considerations of time and commerciality to enable optimal outcomes.

Circle Bridge Legal’s Commercial Litigation team provides strategic advice in all commercial disputes, protecting our clients’ interests across various industries and dispute types. We advise clients on extremely complex matters, helping shape outcomes that align to their interests and priorities.

Our team has a strong record in litigation, advising companies, professional partnerships, SMEs and NGOs across a broad range of subject matters and industries.

Our team is skilled in litigation and all forms of alternative dispute resolution across major courts and tribunals in Australia, including mediation and arbitration. When disputes do escalate, our clients are confident in knowing that our litigators have the nous and experience to tackle any challenge that emerges during the litigious process.

Our client philosophy centres on the development of robust relationships with our clients, giving us a deep understanding of their businesses and commercial objectives. We are thus close partners in helping minimise their risk exposure and offer solutions that are pragmatic and achievable, while also being competitive and commercially-minded. Our approach is characterised by our tenacity, but is always innovative and flexible, allowing the achievement of the best possible outcomes in the circumstances.

We understand that disputes can be inherently stressful, expensive and time consuming. We focus on early intervention and strategic planning, aiming to achieve these outcomes in the most cost-effective manner possible. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver value through clear project management of your dispute so that you can focus on your core business.

Areas of Expertise

Commercial Disputes

Representing clients in a range of industries in complex commercial disputes, including those that cut across multiple jurisdictions.

Contractual Disputes

Taking action upon breach by another party and advising how and when to terminate a contract. We defend the claim for our clients and drive to commercial solutions.

Misleading/Deceptive Conduct

Initiating or responding to claims of misleading or deceptive conduct. We advise clients with the broader context in mind, with view to driving towards pragmatic outcomes.

Governance and Regulatory

Managing corporate disputes in governance and regulatory contexts within corporations and other entity types.

Competition and Consumer Law

Advising clients on competition and consumer law to help enforce rights and uphold obligations.

Franchise Disputes and Litigation

Advising on disputes between franchisees and franchisors, on either side of the franchise relationship.

Partnership Disputes

Advising partnerships in case disputes arise in a range of contexts, including breach of contract, underperformance in partnerships, conflicts of interest, and more.

Professional Negligence

Representing clients’ interests against claims of professional negligence in a variety of business contexts, as well as launching claims in regards to other parties where appropriate.

Property and Lease Disputes

Representing landlords and tenants in commercial and residential lease disputes as well as disputes arising from the sale of property.

Directors’ and Shareholders’ Disputes

Advising different types of parties in business disputes. We seek efficient resolution of any dispute, including by way of negotiated separation of interests.

Trust Disputes

Representing clients in trust disputes, helping ensure rights under the trust are enforced at all times.

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