At Blackwall, we understand that disputes cost time, money and resources and can cause stress. We know that sometimes you want to get on with business (or life), and not have to dedicate all of your effort to resolving litigation.
We can help to make the process as smooth as possible. We can take responsibility for managing your dispute so you don’t have to. It’s rare that a litigant can entirely avoid taking part in proceedings, but we can take care of the bulk of the work. If you have a trusted advisor alongside you, a dispute can be much easier to deal with.
No matter how big or small your dispute, we will work with you to understand what you want to achieve, whether it’s to win at all costs or come to an early resolution to avoid an ongoing issue. We’ll provide accurate and honest advice aligned with your objectives, to allow you the best prospects of achieving your goals.
Our lawyers frequently manage disputes in and out of court, and have strong litigation experience in Federal, Supreme and District Courts. We work with senior counsel and other barristers where appropriate, but our senior lawyers often appear as counsel for our clients directly.
We have recently obtained successful results for clients in the following cases:
- successfully recovering a large stockpile of jewellery for a consignor who had not protected its consignment relationship by registration on the Personal Property Securities Register;
- working with the administrators of an ASX-listed resources company to retain the company’s primary asset (an equity stake in an African gold mine), held by way of shares in a BVI-incorporated holding vehicle, despite escrow arrangements that would otherwise have seen the company’s asset repossessed;
- assisting the two-year receivership of the Cockatoo Island iron ore mine owned by Pluton Resources Limited, including running several sets of court proceedings and managing the ultimate disposal of the company’s assets to newly-incorporated Chinese group Cockatoo Island Mining Pty Ltd; and
- acting for the liquidator of the general partner of a limited partnership running a winery business in the realisation and management of proceeds, including managing a series of disputes between partners, and a number of court applications including to confirm the liquidator’s access to partnership assets and entitlement to dispose of those assets.