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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.  


  • 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

21 December 2020 - Knowledge

Another round of COVID-19 retail leasing and commercial leasing laws

#Property & Real Estate, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

NSW’s COVID-19 leasing laws are again being extended. Uncannily, this coincides with increases in community COVID-19 and state borders closing.

18 December 2020 - Knowledge

Emerging from COVID-19: Key insolvency reforms to commence in 2021 for small businesses

#Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

From 1 January 2021, small businesses impacted by COVID-19 will be entitled to assisted restructuring and simplified liquidation processes under the federal government’s new Insolvency Reform Act.

16 December 2020 - Knowledge

Quarterly update: Corporate crime, anti-bribery and corruption in Australia

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We provide a summary of recent legislative reforms, reviews and cases in the corporate crime and anti-bribery sphere over past quarter.

15 December 2020 - Knowledge

Who bears the risk in a trade dispute?

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

A recent Supreme Court decision highlights how the selection of international trade terms can dramatically affect who bears trade and import risks – which was significantly at the expense of the Australian exporter in this case.

14 December 2020 - Knowledge

Trespass and implied licences: The High Court considers entry to land

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

When do you have an implied right to enter land, and when might an entry become a trespass? A recent High Court decision offers clarification on both scenarios.

09 December 2020 - Knowledge

2021 World Anti-Doping Code: Key changes and impact from an athlete’s perspective

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Changes to the World Anti-Doping Code will commence from 1 January 2021. We summarise the key changes and discuss how it impacts the industry with Australian Olympic water polo athelete, Bronwen Knox.

26 November 2020 - Knowledge

Commercial contracts – defining words, adopting legislation and dealing with contingencies

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Contracts generally need defined terms, they provide conciseness and comprehensibility. But, defining a word is hard.

11 November 2020 - Knowledge

Public sector integrity under the spotlight

#Government, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

In 2020, issues of integrity in the broader public sector have been put into the spotlight. For those operating in this sector, we look at significant upcoming and recent integrity legislative changes to be aware of.

10 November 2020 - Knowledge

COVID-19 economic crisis, class actions and funded litigation

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

We consider whether the economic crisis as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic will lead to a wave of class actions and funded litigation.

04 November 2020 - Knowledge

Force majeure and COVID-19 – is the pandemic enough?

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

A recent judgment from NSW highlights that it will not be enough to simply point to the pandemic as a complete basis for failing to meet contractual obligations.

28 October 2020 - Knowledge

Shareholder disputes: How to avoid an ugly corporate divorce

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

COVID-19 has brought a spike in shareholder disputes and now is a good time to reflect on key issues that business owners can consider when taking a shareholding in a private Australian company. In this article, we set out some points to assist shareholders avoid a painful corporate divorce.

21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Corporate crime in Australia 2020

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We provide a snapshot of recent changes that may impact Australia’s corporate crime regime, including proposed legislative reforms and a review by the Australian Law Reform Commission.