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Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Clients bring their most challenging and pressing problems to Holding Redlich.

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We seek solutions through mediation, negotiation and other dispute resolution techniques to achieve the outcomes our clients want and need. We provide cost-effective service with a strict policy of ‘no surprises’. We have litigated every conceivable type of civil and regulatory dispute, from ‘bet-the-company’ litigation and the largest commercial disputes, to disputes involving private individuals and their businesses

Expertise

We can litigate in any court, are skilled in arbitration, expert determination and representing clients before commissions of inquiry and other official investigations.  

Experience

  • the firm has a thriving intellectual property and communications law litigation practice and has been particularly successful in protecting confidential information, patent, trade mark and technology rights for clients
  • the firm has represented numerous accounting and other professional firms in professional liability and other litigation. Holding Redlich is a ‘go to’ firm for some of the largest professional firms in Australia
  • the firm has a strong reputation for representing government at all levels and government owned corporations.
     
Toby Boys

Toby Boys

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Brisbane

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Chris Brodrick

Chris Brodrick

Partner

Melbourne

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Kim MacKay

Kim MacKay

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Melbourne

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Charles Power

Charles Power

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Melbourne

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Howard Rapke

Howard Rapke

Managing Partner

Melbourne

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Alexandra Tighe

Alexandra Tighe

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Melbourne

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Paul Venus

Paul Venus

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Brisbane

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Greg Wrobel

Greg Wrobel

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Sydney

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Recent Posts

01 April 2020 - Knowledge

Trading through the corona crisis: Practical steps to help protect businesses

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak is wreaking havoc on businesses and exposing a number of internal issues. We address critical business housekeeping matters that may protect your business under current circumstances.

01 April 2020 - Knowledge

Land tax deferral – a relief for land owners during COVID-19

#Property & Real Estate, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

In a bid to support businesses in the current climate, the Victorian Government is now giving eligible land owners the option to defer their 2020 land tax payment until 1 January 2021.

24 March 2020 - Knowledge

Immediate injunctive relief during the shutdown period

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

Historically, times of wide-spread financial stress can increase the chance that decision-making by your commercial counterparties may be more inwardly focused, lacking consideration for your commercial interests and legal rights. This may lead to a requirement to bring or defend legal action urgently to protect your own interests by seeking orders for immediate injunctive relief.

23 March 2020 - Knowledge

COVID-19 response: Changes to insolvency laws

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

The increasing spread of COVID-19, and now the unprecedented measures being taken by governments to slow that spread, is having and will continue to have a significant impact on economies around the globe, including Australia. As the situation has not been seen before, it is difficult for businesses and individuals to plan ways to limit the impact on their ability to continue trading – and pay their debts. In recognition of the unique challenges facing businesses today, the Australian Government has responded by acting to relax laws relating to insolvency.

17 March 2020 - Knowledge

Application of common law privileges against self-incrimination and penalties in single director companies

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

A recent court case confirms the application of common law privileges against self-incrimination can only be invoked by individuals, not corporations. How can this be applied to single director companies?

03 March 2020 - Knowledge

Land tax – are you overpaying?

#Property & Real Estate, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Between now and May 2020, the State Revenue Office will send close to 510,000 land tax assessment notices to customers. If you consider that the valuation placed on your property is too high, you must lodge an objection within 60 days of receiving your land tax assessment notice.

10 February 2020 - Knowledge

When is an offer a Calderbank offer? The Federal Court confirms the importance of clear intent

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We consider a recent Federal Court decision which confirms that for an offer of settlement to be valid as a Calderbank offer it must include an indication by the offeror that the letter may be relied upon to seek a special costs order.

05 February 2020 - Knowledge

Australia struggles to improve global corruption perception ranking

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

National foreign bribery legislation, consistently criticised as being narrow in scope and inadequately enforced, could be in line for a shake-up following the release of the latest Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International that has shown Australia sitting in 12th place. We examine the rankings and look at how Australia can strengthen its anti-corruption regime in 2020.

15 January 2020 - Knowledge

High Court confirms legal professional privilege is an immunity – not an actionable legal right

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

The High Court has confirmed the longstanding judicial principle that legal professional privilege is a shield, not a sword.

10 December 2019 - Knowledge

Tribunal rules retail landlords cannot claw back fit-out costs from defaulting tenants

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We examine a recent Tribunal decision in Victoria regarding a landlord’s ability to claw back a fit-out contribution paid to a tenant upon early termination of a lease.

26 November 2019 - Knowledge

Reconfirming retail: Court overturns tribunal decision on leases falling out of the Retail Leases Act

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

The Supreme Court of Victoria recently overturned a Tribunal decision on leases ‘jumping out’ of the Retail Leases Act during the lease term. We examine the case in detail.

06 November 2019 - Knowledge

Insolvent pharmacy: New powers for external administrators

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Recent amendments brought about by the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2019 (Cth) allow for the supply of pharmaceutical benefits by approved pharmacies under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to continue following external administration or bankruptcy.