Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We practice in the following areas of dispute reolsution and litigation: 

  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation in all Jurisdictions
  • Corporate and Commercial law including white collar crime
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • VCAT
  • Employment Law including the Fair Work Commission
  • Council and Neighbour disputes
  • Administrative Law
  • Collaborative Law

Latest Dispute Resolution & Litigation News

Published in Dispute Resolution & Litigation on 24th Jul 2012

Consequences of Non-Compliance with Subpoena Failure to comply with a subpoena within the timeframe provided for without lawful excuse is a contempt of court and may result in your arrest. Objecting to Compliance with a Subpoena Upon being served with a subpoena, the recipient of the subpoena, or a person who has a sufficient interest in objecting to the subpoena, has the right to apply to the Court: for an order setting aside the subpoena (or part of it) or for relief in respect of the subpoena; and for an order with respect to your claim for privilege, public interest immunity or confidentiality in relation to any document or thing the subject of the subpoena. To object to a...

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Published in Administrative Law on 19th Mar 2012

In Mikhman v Royal Victorian Aero Club & Ors [2012] VSC 42, the plaintiff had obtained a report from her psychiatrist that she had suffered psychological injuries above the required injury threshold as a result of witnessing a plane crash to the ground with fatal consequences only metres from her and her family. The Royal Victorian Aero Club disputed the psychiatrist’s assessment. Consequently, the Panel assessed her injuries and found, contrary to the assessments of the treating psychiatrist, she did not satisfy the threshold level of impairment required by statute. The plaintiff appealed the decision and alleged that the Panel erred in: failing to make its determination within...

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Published in Collaborative Law on 13th Jun 2011

The adversarial battle field Traditionally, when one or both parties come to the decision that they are unable to agree about property division and/or issues concerning their children, they seek resolution through the court system. Although family law requires the parties to make a genuine effort to resolve their disputes either by direct negotiation or mediation, it is not uncommon that the lack of trust and goodwill between parties after a relationship breakdown makes resolving the issues difficult. Therefore it left to the parties’ lawyers to negotiate on their behalf. Once the parties have retained lawyers to “fight” for their perceived entitlements, the adversarial process take...

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