Commercial Disputes and Litigation

What is a commercial dispute?

A commercial dispute is a generally a dispute between two or more parties with common business interest. Examples include, but are not limited to, ownership, contract, property, employment, building, debt and conduct disputes.

What is commercial litigation?

Commercial litigation is the process of resolving commercial disputes through court systems and / or alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Alternative dispute resolution includes, but not limited to, negotiated outcomes, mediation, expert determinations and commissions of inquiry.

What courts / tribunals do we work in?

Our lawyers have experience in all Queensland and Australian courts – including the Queensland Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal – as well as the Federal and High Courts of Australia.

We also act on matters before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management, Human Rights Commission, Fair Work Commission and Rental Tenancy Authority.

Who we act for

Clients
Our clients include high net worth individuals, private companies, partnerships, joint ventures, consortiums, registered training organisations and charities. We have experience working with business owners, management, boards, in-house legal teams and other key stakeholders.

Industries
Our team at Mahoneys is made up of experienced commercial litigators, who have developed a detailed understanding of, and expertise in, the industries that the firm has chosen to concentrate on, including:

Need assistance with a commercial dispute?

Our commercial litigators are astute, tactical and client-focused.

How we help our clients

We help protect our client’s commercial interest, through litigation and other dispute resolution mechanisms, whilst minimising the financial, reputational and personal cost that comes from commercial disputes and litigation.

Specifically we take the time to understand our client dispute; help them assess the likelihood of success; the cost benefit of any action; guide them through the process; and proactively manage their expectations along the way.

Our dedicated commercial litigation team is experienced in a wide range of corporate / commercial disputes, including:

  • Business
  • Contract
  • Employment
  • Shareholder
  • Partnership
  • Trust
  • Property
  • Leasing
  • Building
  • Construction
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual property
  • Body Corporate
  • Management Rights
  • Wills and estates

We also advise, and act, on the following:

  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Statutory demands
  • Enforcement orders
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Breach of director duties
  • Breach or repudiation of a contract
  • QBCC complaints
  • Insolvent trading
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Office of fair trading breaches
  • Fairwork complaints
  • Winding up a company
  • Dissolving a partnership
  • Corporate Crime & Investigations
  • Corporate restructuring and insolvency

News and Insights

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3 August 2022

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By: Mahoneys
27 July 2022

Article: Bodies Corporate Beware – QBCC delays impacting building defect claims

By: Francesca Barnes
16 May 2022

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