Melbourne Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Being involved in a dispute can be extremely stressful and time-consuming. When you need to resolve these situations, it is important to get trusted legal advice at the earliest opportunity to reduce the financial and emotional strain they can have on your life.

Our litigation property dispute lawyers are led by Commercial Litigation Senior Associate and Law Society Accredited Specialist in Dispute Resolution, Charles Lethbridge. With a strong focus on early intervention and effective negotiation, our team utilise the most practical and cost-effective strategies to resolve these situations at the earliest opportunity so that all parties can move on with their lives.

Melbourne litigation lawyers you can trust

Our commercial litigation lawyers in Melbourne tailor their approach to best suit the nature and complexity of each case. We investigate each matter promptly and provide our clients with a common sense approach and trusted advice, clearly laying out all the options available.

We take great pride in openly communicating with our clients to ensure they are kept up to date at every stage. We can act for large corporations, right through to small businesses and individuals.

Our team will do everything possible to try to resolve arguments through alternative resolution strategies, however, in cases where litigation is unavoidable, our Melbourne lawyers have extensive experience in all major courts.

We are passionate about fighting for your rights and helping you achieve the best possible outcome in the quickest timeframe.

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Our Melbourne commercial litigation lawyers can help with disputes such as:

Banking, Finance & Insurance

If your insurer has denied your insurance claim, or if you have suffered financial loss after receiving bad financial advice, our experienced banking, finance and insurance team can help you understand your rights and what steps you need to take to seek compensation for your losses.

Building & Construction

We can assist people resolve building and construction disputes that arise between homeowners, builders, construction companies, and engineers. Whether it is a property defect, variations to the scope of works, warranty insurance claims, home building contracts, contractor rights and protections, quality of workmanship, and payment claims for completed work, we can help.

Class Actions

We have extensive experience in prosecuting and defending clients involved in class actions and can help you understand your rights and determine if you are eligible to make a class action claim. A class action involves a minimum of seven people, who are making a claim against the same defendant, collectively seeking compensation for their losses.

Company & Business Disputes

We use effective strategies to bring parties together to openly communicate and resolve business disputes promptly. Our team focus on commercially sensible outcomes that reduce the risk of the dispute impacting business operations. We can also assist with resolving shareholder oppression matters, debt recovery, and negotiating buyouts.

Contract & Consumer

Our Melbourne litigation lawyers can help you understand Competition and Consumer Law and how it applies to disagreements that arise over faulty products or sub-standard service. Whether you are an individual or a business that has entered into an agreement, we can help you protect your rights and understand your obligations under the contract.


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.


Our employment law experts are able to act for employees or employers across all industries. Our aim is to resolve the dispute as quickly as possible so that all parties can move on with their lives. We can help with unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, bullying, assault, unfair disciplinary proceedings, disputes over wages, and more.

Liquidation & Bankruptcy

If your business is faced with liquidation or bankruptcy, we can help you through this difficult time and work with you to formulate a recovery plan. We can also assist you with dealing with bankruptcy trustees and liquidators.

Professional Negligence

Have you suffered financial loss after putting your trust in a professional, only to have them fail to deliver competent advice or services? We can help you sue for professional negligence.

We can also help clients with:

Whether you need to recover money from an individual or business, our dispute resolution team are committed to helping you recover debt in the most cost-effective and prompt way.  

We regularly assist homeowners, tenants, and landlords with disputes that arise over commercial and residential leases. It is our focus to make the process as smooth as possible so that the matter can be resolved quickly.

The most common disputes we assist with include:

  • The recovery of unpaid rent
  • The eviction of a residential tenant
  • Disputes over fair wear and tear to properties
  • Disputes over property damage and water leaks
  • Structural issues
  • Rental relief against forfeiture
  • Market rental reviews

When disputes arise over your intellectual property, it is imperative to get the right advice from an experienced lawyer who can help you protect your brand and guard your intellectual capital.

Our Melbourne intellectual property dispute team have extensive experience in resolving disputes relating to copyright infringement, patents, trademark infringement, disputes over domain names, designs, and breaches of confidential information.

Disputes between body corporates, committee members, and property owners, or third parties, are relatively common. Our lawyers offer a wealth of experience in resolving body corporate disputes and will investigate your matter promptly so that the dispute can be resolved in the most cost-effective and sensible way.  

Trusts used for personal or business transactions can be complex legal structures. Attwood Marshall Lawyers have extensive experience in resolving disputes that arise over trusts and our team are ready to help you, no matter how complex the dispute may be.

Meet our Commercial Litigation team

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



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



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
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

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