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Commercial Dispute Resolution & Litigation 

We appreciate that commercial disputes can quickly turn into protracted and costly litigation. Business owners are often best served by resolving a dispute and then getting on with the business of being in business. Accordingly, Cleary Hoare's approach is to quickly come to grips with whether litigation or a more subtle or nuanced approach is the best means of resolving a commercial dispute.

Our litigation lawyers have the skill and sensitivity to assist you with resolving commercial disputes in order to proceed from discord to accord. Should commercial litigation become necessary, we will advocate forcefully and effectively to protect your interests.

We regularly deal with a broad range of contractual dispute and enforcement matters including:

  • Business contracts and commercial agreements

  • Mortgages, securities, guarantees and other financial instruments

  • Commercial, industrial and residential property, leasing and caveats

  • Licensing and franchising

  • Credit applications and terms and conditions

  • Insurance contracts

  • Joint venture and development arrangements

Our specialist litigation lawyers also assist with a variety of general commercial disputes including:

  • Partnership, shareholder and director disputes

  • Business ownership disputes 

  • Australian Consumer Law disputes, such as misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, etc

  • Building and construction disputes

  • Secured and unsecured debt recovery including bankruptcy and corporate insolvency

  • Employment and industrial issues including drafting employment contracts, resolving employer obligation disputes, restraints of trade and unfair dismissal actions

  • Defamation

  • Professional disciplinary matters, such as allegations of misconduct

Our Commercial Litigation Lawyers


Level 2,1 Breakfast Creek Rd
Newstead QLD 4006

Level 9, 189 Kent Street

Sydney NSW 2000

45 Ventnor Avenue

West Perth WA 6005



Phone: (07) 3230 5222

Fax: (07) 3252 1355 


Phone: (02) 9262 5550

Fax: (02) 9299 5849


Phone: (08) 9429 8883

Fax: (08) 9429 8800 

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