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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.
     
Chris Brodrick

Chris Brodrick

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Melbourne

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Kim MacKay

Kim MacKay

Partner

Melbourne

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Charles Power

Charles Power

Partner

Melbourne

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Alexandra Tighe

Alexandra Tighe

Partner

Melbourne

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Howard Rapke

Howard Rapke

Managing Partner

Melbourne

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Greg Wrobel

Greg Wrobel

Partner

Sydney

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Toby Boys

Toby Boys

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Brisbane

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Paul Venus

Paul Venus

Managing Partner

Brisbane

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Recent Posts

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.

08 October 2019 - Knowledge

Sale of land and cooling-off: Auctions and withdrawing a property

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A recent NSW case on the sale of residential land and cooling-off asks some interesting questions. When does an auction take place? What makes an auction commence? How is a property passed-in at auction? How does this differ from the property being withdrawn?

18 July 2019 - Knowledge

Barrier to recovery of outgoings

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

The decision handed down by VCAT last week in Phillips v Abel [2019] VCAT 1031 has significant implications for landlords and tenants of retail premises in Victoria with respect to the recovery of and liability for outgoings.

27 June 2019 - Knowledge

Key case considers important trademark issues

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Trademarks are an important feature of many modern businesses, establishing a business’s presence in a market by assisting it to be recognisable to consumers in that market. The Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (the Act) enables a person or business to protect, by way of registration, a sign that is used, or intended to be used, to distinguish goods or services dealt with or provided in the course of trade by a person from goods or services so dealt with or provided by any other person.

19 June 2019 - Knowledge

Book-up credit system not unconscionable

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

A narrow majority of the High Court has dismissed an appeal by ASIC, finding that a general store owner’s informal ‘book-up’ system that supplied credit to Anangu customers in South Australia’s APY Lands was not unconscionable.