Commercial Dispute Lawyers in Sydney

If you’re in business for long enough, you will inevitably find yourself mired in a commercial dispute that might require you to seek legal advice.

lawyers over a commercial dispute

Common commercial disputes

  1. debts due and payable;
  2. breach of contracts that you or your company may have entered into;
  3. negligence;
  4. goods or services your company may have supplied or received; and
  5. misleading and deceptive conduct.

Tom and his team of commercial dispute lawyers have substantial experience in running and winning disputes. Tom’s top priority when advising on commercial disputes is to get his clients a positive commercial outcome. Often this means avoiding litigation (which can be extremely expensive) and looking for alternative means of resolving your dispute.

If litigation appears unavoidable, Tom will ensure that it makes commercial sense for your business before pursuing it. This means analysing very carefully the value of the interest being pursued, the cost of pursuing it, any risk associated with that pursuit, and the opportunity cost associated with the time and money that is required to be invested in litigation, and in the context of all of those considerations, determining the appropriate strategy that best fits the commercial reality of the situation. If, after this analysis, litigation makes sense, Tom will pursue it on your behalf to the fullest extent of the law.

We have an excellent track record of resolving disputes without the need to resort to litigation, and of winning disputes if they do end up in litigation.

Get in contact with the team at Tom Howard Law now to see how we can help you.

Commercial Dispute FAQs

A commercial dispute refers to a disagreement or conflict arising between two or more businesses, entities, or individuals engaged in commercial activities.

Commercial disputes can arise due to various reasons including, but not limited to, breach of contract, non-payment or late payment, disagreements over terms and conditions, restraints of trade, misuse of confidential information or intellectual property, dissolution of partnerships or companies, shareholder oppression, breach of directors duties, breach of professional obligations, fraud or misrepresentation, misleading and deceptive conduct, and faulty or defective products or services. Our commercial dispute lawyers will assist with any of the above.

The duration of a commercial dispute can vary significantly depending on various factors, including the complexity of the case, the willingness of the parties to cooperate or negotiate, the availability and quality of relevant evidence, court backlogs, and the jurisdiction in which the dispute is being resolved. Some disputes may be resolved in a matter of weeks or months, while others can take years to reach a final resolution.

The outcomes of a commercial dispute can vary depending on the circumstances and the resolution method chosen. Possible outcomes may include:

1.Settlement: The parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement through negotiation, mediation, or alternative dispute resolution.

2. Court judgment: If the dispute goes to court, a judge or jury will make a final decision, which may include awarding damages, specific performance, or other remedies.

3. Appeals: Either party may choose to appeal a court decision if they believe there were errors in the application of the law or legal procedures.

4.Alternative resolutions: In some cases, the dispute may be resolved through other means, such as arbitration or expert determination.