Litigation and dispute resolution

Dundas Lawyers advises its clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial dispute resolution.  Managing risk and implementing strategies to minimise risk is essential for every business.   We take a commercial view to litigious matters, always considering alternative dispute resolution processes to resolve the legal issues without resorting to the costs and uncertainties associated with litigation.

Dundas Lawyers is able to provide advice to minimise risk and achieve the optimal outcome for your business. We’ll be upfront about your legal position. We work with clients to formulate and execute a strategy designed to ensure the best outcome considering the circumstances. We are prepared to assist throughout the entire process, even when the pieces start to fall. Checkmate.

If litigation is unavoidable, we will be realistic about the costs and the benefits whilst fearlessly advocating our clients position.

Areas of dispute resolution

Dundas Lawyers advise and act in a broad range of litigation and dispute matters including (but not limited to):

  • Commercial and contractual disputes;
  • Competition law and trade practices;
  • Directors disputes;
  • Franchise disputes;
  • Intellectual property disputes;
    • Confidential information;
    • Copyright infringement;
    • Patent infringement;
    • Trade mark infringement;
    • Partnership disputes;
  • Sale of business disputes;
  • Shareholder disputes; and
  • Software development disputes.

Recent legal commentary on litigation

Evidence in the digital era

Mareva or freezing orders

Decided cases

Christian v Cooper [2020] QSC 224 (24 July 2020)
Christian v Cooper (No 2) [2020] QSC 226 (24 July 2020)
Campbell v Sutherland [2020] FCA 765 (25 May 2020)
Hill & Smith Holdings PLC v Safe Barriers Pty Ltd (No 2) [2020] FCA 8 (8 January 2020)
Hill & Smith Holdings PLC v Safe Barriers Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 1882 (27 November 2018)
Multisteps Pty Ltd v Specialty Packaging Aust Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 587 (2 May 2018)
Motorcycle Aftermarket Spares Pty Ltd v Tamworth Cycle Tune Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 1433 (23 December 2014)

Recent articles

Civil procedure

Competition law

Injunctive relief

Shareholder relationships

Useful litigation resources



Examples of litigious matters – 2019

  • Application for Mareva Orders;
  • Breach of directors duties, Supreme Court of Queensland;
  • Alleged Partnership Dispute
  • Breach of contact, Supreme Court of Queensland;
  • Breach of contract, joint venture;
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct – Federal Court of Australia;

Further information

If you need advice on any legal matter involving civil litigation please contact me for an obligation free and confidential discussion.

Malcolm Burrows Lawyer BrisbaneMalcolm Burrows B.Bus.,MBA.,LL.B.,LL.M.,MQLS.
Legal Practice Director
Telephone: (07) 3221 0013
Mobile: 0419 726 535


This article contains general commentary only. You should not rely on the commentary as legal advice. Specific legal advice should be obtained to ascertain how the law applies to your particular circumstances.

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