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:

Building & Construction

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have extensive experience in helping people resolve building and construction disputes that arise between homeowners, builders, construction companies, and engineers. We can assist with cases relating to property defects, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Company & Business Disputes (including Partnership Disputes)

As a leading dispute resolution law firm, we use effective strategies to bring all parties involved in a business dispute together to openly communicate with a view to resolve the matter promptly in the most cost-effective way. Our team focus on commercially sensible outcomes that reduce the risk of the dispute impacting the operations of the business. We can also assist with resolving shareholder oppression matters, debt recovery, and negotiating buyouts.

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.


Employment disputes can be extremely sensitive matters to navigate and resolve. Our Employment Law experts are able to act for employees or employers across all industries.

Our aim is to resolve the dispute as quickly and effectively as possible so that all parties can move on with their lives. We can help with unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment, bullying claims, assault, unfair disciplinary proceedings, disputes over wages, and more.


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.

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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.

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

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.  

If you have suffered damages as a result of someone defaming you, either by their actions, or through slander, our Melbourne defamation lawyers can help you understand the steps you need to take to protect your reputation and enforce your rights. Contact us any time on 1800 621 071.

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.

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.  

Attwood Marshall Lawyers can help people who have been impacted by the same wrongdoer, seek the compensation they deserve.

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.  Class actions can allow people to reduce their legal costs and speed up the legal process.

If you believe you have a class action and want to find out more, contact our Melbourne team on 1800 621 071.

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