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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Local Government entities operate in a complex commercial and administrative environment. Legal disputes of varying complexity inevitably arise. Our dedicated Local Government Litigation and Dispute Resolution team have acted in disputes of all sizes and complexities. The firm has the depth of personnel to ensure that disputes are handled by a person with the most appropriate skills and experience, ensuring a cost effective, timely and solution based approach.  

Our experience extends to advising Councils on a broad range of disputes including infrastructure, contractual claims, judicial review, property matters, environmental matters, building disputes and rate recovery. With a proactive focus, we additionally provide 'front end' risk management and compliance advice to assist Councils to minimise the occurrence of disputes at all stages of their operational activities.   

Our extensive commercial litigation experience in the private sector, across industries such as professional practice, insurance, building and construction, government and commercial property, ensures we provide progressive and commercially realistic solutions within a local government context. 

Our significant expertise in Litigation and Dispute Resolution has been recognised in the preeminent Doyles Guide* to Leading Litigation and Dispute Resolution firms in South Australia. 

With an appreciation of the budgetary pressures faced when disputes arise, we actively employ alternative dispute resolution strategies where appropriate to manage and expedite the resolution of matters.  

*Doyles Guide to Leading Litigation and Dispute Resolution firms in South Australia 2015

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Services

  • Contracts
  • Compliance with regulatory provisions
  • Trade practices
  • Competition and consumer protection
  • Property, building and construction (including major projects)
  • Leasing
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Liquor Licensing Law and representation 
  • Intellectual property
  • Product liability and public liability
  • Judicial review proceedings
  • Rate recovery