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Attwood Marshall Lawyers welcomes Commercial Litigation Senior Associate Jade Carlson to the team


We’re excited to welcome Commercial Litigation Senior Associate Jade Carlson to Attwood Marshall Lawyers this past month as the litigation team in the firm continues to grow. Jade joins us at a time that we are seeing increasing demand for commercial litigation and class actions. Jade is a very experienced, seasoned litigation lawyer who shares our intent to help people and change their lives for the better. She will be an asset to our firm and to our clients, explains Attwood Marshall Lawyers Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett.

Meet Jade Carlson

Jade has worked exclusively in Commercial Litigation since 2012.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Business from Griffith University in 2012, Jade went on to complete her Practical Legal Training through the College of Law and was then admitted in the Queensland Supreme Court in 2013 and to the High Court of Australia in 2016.

Jade has practised exclusively in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction, and Insolvency for more than 9 years, and joins Attwood Marshall Lawyers Commercial Litigation team led by Partner and NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist Dispute Resolution, Charles Lethbridge. She is based on the border of Queensland and New South Wales at our Coolangatta Office, but will be regularly attending our Robina Town Centre and Brisbane City offices.

Jade prides herself on building a strong rapport with her clients so that she can clearly identify their individual needs and objectives. She understands that the litigation process can be quite overwhelming for many people and always explains the law and her strategy in a clear and simple way, putting her clients at ease, and does her best to ensure they make informed decisions.

She has been instrumental in attaining extraordinary results in complex Australian Consumer Law disputes, property disputes, defamation matters, contractual disputes, body corporate disputes, employment disputes and building and construction matters both in Queensland and New South Wales.

Jade enjoys the diversity and complexity that practicing in commercial litigation brings.  She feels honoured to be able to deliver commercial results for her clients in an efficient and meaningful way and is dedicated to providing her clients with practical and sensible advice.

Help with all types of commercial litigation disputes

Jade and the Commercial Litigation team are ready to assist with all types of commercial litigation matters including:

Contract disputes: Contracts can come undone at any time and especially during a recession. When one party to a contract does not meet their obligations, costly issues can arise. Some of the issues we commonly see are when one party fails to provide a product or service to the standard agreed upon in the Contract, when there is a breach of confidentiality or intellectual property rights, or when someone has failed to comply with the terms and conditions of the Contract. If a dispute over a Contract arises, it is important to get advice early on to understand your rights and obligations under the Contract, and what steps to take next to resolve the matter effectively without it escalating to litigation.  

Company and business disputes: Disputes between business partners, directors and shareholders are relatively common.  We often see arguments over contributions or effort and differing opinions as to the management and direction of a business invariably lead to disputes. We believe in presenting our clients with viable options that will ultimately save them time and money and give all parties greater control over the outcome. We always try to resolve business disputes quickly so that there is minimal interference to the business’ operations.

Building & Construction Disputes: This is an area of law that has seen significant demand in the COVID era, with many homeowners seeking compensation after putting their trust in incompetent builders and being left with a house that has building defects, structural issues, or is simply incomplete. Our team are well-versed at assisting homeowners and builders in resolving disputes that arise throughout the course of construction.

Defamation Disputes: We have seen disputes in relation to defamation increase given the rise in social media platforms and online media generally. Publications, carrying defamatory imputations, now have the capacity to reach a large audience instantaneously.   Whether you are an aggrieved person who has been defamed, or a person who published defamatory material who has been accused of defaming a person, we are here to assist you to resolve your defamation dispute.

Insurance disputes: Insurance companies are renowned for using tricks of the trade to deny valid insurance claims. Our Commercial Litigation team have extensive experience going up against insurers and ensuring our clients get the most out of their policies to claim everything they are entitled to. From business interruption insurance, to insurance for natural disasters, it all comes down to the fine print. Our lawyers understand how devastating it can be when someone has experienced an event that leaves them needing to make a claim on their insurance. To then be denied their claim can be gut-wrenching. We are here to help people understand their rights and resolve disputes against insurance companies.

Banking Disputes: Since the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry in 2019, we have taken on a significant number of clients involved in banking disputes. From irresponsible lending and fraudulent financial advice to being charged exorbitant fees and interest, the major banks have had a lot to answer for over the past few years. We aim to help our clients understand their rights and the best path to take to resolve any disputes that arise when dealing with a bank or financial institution.

A dedicated commercial litigation team providing specialist advice

Our commercial litigation team consists of a team of 8 lawyers and paralegals that practice exclusively in this complex area of law.  Our lawyers are at the top of their professional knowledge and experience and can provide you with expert advice and the insight you need to make an informed choice when you are involved in a dispute. 

Like most problems, 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.

On your instruction, we will investigate your matter and provide you with helpful, practical advice on the options available to you so that you can move on with your life.

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

We act for individuals right through to small businesses and large entities.

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

For approved cases, we can act on a “No Win, No Fee” or deferred payment basis. We will assess your case immediately to be able to advise you on your prospects of success. We want to reduce your risk as much as possible as we know you have already suffered enough loss and stress. It is our intent to help you find the best possible solution so that you can recoup your losses where possible and get your life back on track.

If you need help or advice please contact Commercial Litigation Department Manager, Amanda Heather, on 07 5506 8245, email or free call 1800 621 071 any time to learn more about our Commercial Litigation team and services.

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

Jeff Garrett

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

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The contents of this article are considered accurate as at the date of publication. The information contained in this article does not constitute legal advice and is of a general nature only. Readers should seek legal advice about their specific circumstances. 

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