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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


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

We have collaborated with Law Exchange International on a publication covering the enforcement of foreign judgements. Click to view our questions and answers on Enforcing foreign judgments in Australia.

We also offer our expert insights into Australia’s legal framework governing commercial litigation, including key issues to consider and the procedural steps, in the 2022 Complex Commercial Litigation Guide published by Lexology Getting The Deal Through.


  • 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.

Recent Posts

10 August 2022 - Knowledge

Twitter seeking ‘specific performance’ against Elon Musk for breach of contract – what does it all mean?

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

When a commercial agreement breaks down, the party trying to back out of the deal is normally made to compensate the other party for breaking the deal. However, in exceptional circumstances, a court can make an order of specific performance which requires the parties to fulfil their obligations under the agreement.

29 July 2022 - Knowledge

Compulsory strata management and strata scheme dysfunction – recent trends

#Property, Planning & Development, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Strata compulsory management can assist strata lot owners in dysfunctional strata schemes. In this article, we consider some recent developments.

26 July 2022 - Knowledge

When ‘shopping around’ for house plans leads to a breach of copyright

#Intellectual Property, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Property, Planning & Development

A Queensland District Court decision illustrates the danger of homeowners ‘shopping around’ for house plans and builders, and the difficulties the owners of copyright in those house plans face in recovering damages from a breach of copyright.

13 July 2022 - Knowledge

ESG investing – ASIC releases new ‘greenwashing’ guidance

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Regulatory

ASIC has released guidance setting out the main risks relating to ‘greenwashing’ sustainability-related investments, products and services and what those who offer such products can do to avoid it.

15 June 2022 - Knowledge

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) explained: Five important considerations for companies and their lawyers

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

The term ‘ESG’ is becoming increasingly popular in the world of business and investment. Apart from knowing that it stands for environmental, social and governance, what does the term really mean and why is it important for your business?

15 June 2022 - Knowledge

Be warned (or reprimanded) – ASIC’s new powers against financial advisors

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Regulatory, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has recently released Information Sheet 270, which deals with its powers to issue reprimands and warnings under the Better Advice Act.

07 June 2022 - Knowledge

Q&A: Enforcing foreign judgments in Australia

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Collaborating with LawExchange International and 12 other member firms, we answer key questions about the law respecting enforcing foreign judgments in Australia.

18 May 2022 - Knowledge

What is a former trustee’s obligation to provide trust documents to an incoming trustee?

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

A recent judgment has shown that when a new trustee is appointed to an existing trust, the outgoing trustee must co-operate and promptly provide trust documents to the new trustee.

10 May 2022 - Knowledge

Cyber security becomes a regulatory concern

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Regulatory, #Data & Privacy, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

ASIC brings its first case against a financial services licencee for failures of authorised representatives to adequately manage their cyber risk.

20 April 2022 - Knowledge

Alternative Dispute Resolution: How can your organisation use ADR clauses to settle disputes?

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

In this third instalment of a series on dispute resolution as a practical alternative to costly litigation, we look at the practical application of Alternative Dispute Resolution systems and the critical role they play in the commercial world.

23 March 2022 - Knowledge

Temporary vs permanent injunctions in recent Federal Court patent infringement proceedings

#Intellectual Property, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Two recent Federal Court cases illustrate very different circumstances in which injunctions – one a temporary injunction restraining unjustified threats of infringement and one a permanent injunction – were considered appropriate.

23 March 2022 - Knowledge

Royal Caribbean Cruises appeal – the ship master’s power of detention at common law

#Transport, Shipping & Logistics, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

A recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court has clarified a ship master’s authority at common law to detain or confine a passenger while on board a vessel on the high seas.