Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department has become a prominent force in the field on the eastern seaboard with a strong group of experienced commercial litigation lawyers and paralegals specialising in all key areas. We act for a range of clients from large corporate entities to smaller family-owned companies and individuals from across the country and internationally.

Being involved in a dispute can be a very stressful experience, both emotionally and financially.

If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced commercial litigation lawyer as quickly as possible.

It is in our nature to push difficult issues aside and simply hope they go away.

Sometimes the problem is not as serious as you think and can be dealt with quite easily with some help from an experienced dispute resolution lawyer who knows what they are doing.

At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, our starting point is to understand what a client wants to achieve in the context of their dispute, and to provide them with all options available to enable them to achieve that goal in the most cost-effective and efficient way, avoiding litigation where possible.

With only 5% of all litigated matters proceeding to trial on average in Australia, we understand the importance of rigorous negotiation and the considered implementation of dispute resolution processes, and more often than not, we are able to assist our clients to achieve their objective without having to embark upon a protracted adversarial trial.

We aim to help clients avoid court and resolve their disputes early on terms satisfactory to them so they can move on with their life and get back to business.

No matter the type of dispute you are faced with, we can provide support.

We have extensive experience assisting with property-related disputes, building and construction disputes, professional negligence claims, disputes with banks and insurance companies, employment disputes, disputes over contracts, business disputes, consumer disputes, class actions, lease disputes, defamation claims, debt recovery.

We keep you informed every step of the way and tailor our approach to best suit the nature and complexity of each matter.

In cases where litigation or class actions are necessary, our litigation lawyers have extensive experience in all major courts and with all alternative dispute resolution processes.

We will fight fiercely for you and your rights.

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Our specialty areas include:

Banking, Finance & Insurance Disputes

Has your insurance claim been rejected? Have you received bad or incorrect financial advice? Have a complaint regarding irresponsible lending practices? Our commercial litigation lawyers can help.

Building & Construction Disputes

We provide legal advice to building, construction and engineering companies as well as independent contractors and homeowners regarding a wide range of building matters, your rights under home building contracts and home warranty insurance claims.

Company & Business Disputes (incl. Partnership Disputes)

Our commercial litigation lawyers offer expert legal advice to resolve business disputes and company disputes quickly and cost-effectively. We can help you resolve disputes between shareholders, directors and partners as well as use effective strategies to assist with buyouts and shareholder disputes and oppression issues.

Contract & Consumer Disputes

If you have purchased a product or service which is faulty or not up to standard, or if you are owed money in a business (or personal) context, we can assist you in seeking compensation including via protections provided under the Australian Consumer Law.

Class Actions

If you and a group of people have a similar cause of action against one or multiple entities, you might be eligible to commence a class action which is a powerful and cost-effective method of seeking compensation. We have extensive experience in prosecuting and defending clients involved in class action proceedings.


We can assist in all defamation matters to help you protect your personal or professional reputation, in the instance where something has been written, said or published about you which can damage your reputation. If you have been accused of defamation, we can also provide advice to help you navigate this complex area of law and resolve your legal dispute.

Employment Disputes

Whether you are an employer or employee, if you are embroiled in a dispute, we can help you. We can assist with unfair dismissal claims, bullying and harassment claims, assault in the workplace, discrimination, disputes over mistreatment or unfair disciplinary action, disputes over a breach of contract, and disputes over entitlements or wages.

Farming & Agribusiness Disputes

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has a proud history of assisting Australia’s rural community. We understand the unique challenges associated with farming arrangements, agribusiness, and related industries. We’re here to help you protect your interests when a dispute arises and to resolve any conflict as quickly as possible.

Liquidation & Bankruptcy

If you or your business are facing liquidation or bankruptcy, or if you are being pursued by a liquidator or bankruptcy trustee, our commercial litigation lawyers can assist you through this challenging time and guide your business towards a successful outcome.

Professional Negligence

Have you dealt with a professional who has breached their duty to act with reasonable care and skill, and you have suffered a financial loss? Our commercial litigation team can help.

Property Disputes

If you are an owner, co-owner, tenant, landlord, agent, buyer, seller, body corporate or any other stakeholder in a property, we can provide you strategic advice and trusted legal representation for all property matters and disputes, including lodgement and removal of caveats. Contact our commercial litigation team today to find out where you stand.

We also represent clients for:

We want to help you protect your intellectual capital and can assist in defending intellectual property disputes in order to safeguard your brand.

Intellectual property refers to an intangible and tangible creation by a person which can include designs, symbols, names, images, music, and art, that can be linked to a business and to commerce.

It’s not uncommon for most businesses to have intellectual property that protects and markets their respective business.

With extensive experience in both residential and commercial leasing disputes, our commercial litigation lawyers focus on making the process as smooth as possible to resolve leasing disputes quickly.

The common disputes we assist with include:

Commercial Leasing Disputes

  • Water leaks and damage to property;
  • Market rental reviews;
  • Rental relief from forfeiture;
  • Structural building issues;
  • Recovering unpaid rent.

Residential Leasing Disputes

  • Fair wear and tear disputes;
  • Structural issues;
  • Recovering unpaid rent;
  • Evicting residential tenants.

Our goal is to work with you to resolve your matter as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible, whether you are attempting to recover money from an individual or corporate entity.

Trusts can be one of the most complex legal structures, especially when used for business or personal transactions. Trusts can also be legally implied in the context of the ownership of assets including real property. Attwood Marshall Lawyers can help assist you if a trust dispute arises, no matter how complex the dispute may be.

There are many cost-effective and timely ways to resolve disputes with a body corporate, whether you are a manager, committee member or homeowner.

Meet our Commercial Litigation team

Our dedicated team of lawyers who practice exclusively in commercial litigation and dispute resolution can assist with matters across all states and territories of Australia.

Jeff Garrett - Legal Practice Director - Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law



Legal Practice Director
Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law
Charles Lethbridge - Partner - Commercial Litigation



Commercial Litigation
Amanda is the Department Manager and Senior Paralegal for not only the Estate Litigation and Commercial Litigation Departments, but also oversees both Equine Law and Criminal Law divisions



Department Manager
Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law
Georgia Taylor - Senior Associate - Commercial Litigation, Racing & Equine Law



Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation, Racing & Equine Law
Jade Carlson graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Business from Griffith University in 2012. After completing her Practical Legal Training through the College of Law, she was admitted to the Queensland Supreme Court in 2013 and to the High Court of Australia in 2016.



Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation
Timothy holds a Diploma in Sports Management from Southern Cross University which he completed prior to starting a Bachelor of Laws at Bond University. Timothy received his Bachelor of Laws in 2017, graduating with two specialisations; General Legal Practice and Corporate and Commercial Law.



Commercial Litigation
James holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Griffith University as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law and a Diploma of Business. He is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.



Commercial Litigation



Senior Paralegal
Commercial Litigation
With an interest in Public Relations and Law, Chloe took the opportunity to join the firm and became part of the Administration team in February 2020.



Senior Paralegal
Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law



Litigation Paralegal
Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Danielle completed a law and public policy internship at the Legal Resources Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2019 where she worked closely with solicitors on matters relating to socio-economic rights violations.



Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation

Contact our Litigation Department Manager

With specialised experience in all aspects of dispute resolution and commercial litigation, our commercial disputes team will help guide you towards a successful outcome. 



Message our Department Manager, Amanda