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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

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.

09 March 2022 - Knowledge

ATO obtains a $220 million freezing order in takeover deal with energy giants

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Taxation

A recent Federal Court decision has demonstrated that the Commissioner of Taxation can seek freezing orders to enforce tax debts against overseas parties.

22 February 2022 - Knowledge

Don’t be left bare when exercising a first right of refusal

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

A dispute between the seller and buyer of a residential land has demonstrated the importance of a professionally drafted sale contract when a party executes their first right of refusal.

09 February 2022 - Knowledge

‘Game, Set, Match!’ The Djokovic legal saga explained

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Djokovic’s recent legal saga has shone a bright light on Australia’s legal procedure for reviewing government decisions. We examine Djokovic’s Federal Court challenge and discuss why the Court could not find in his favour even if it wanted to.

09 February 2022 - Knowledge

What’s in store for Australia’s cryptocurrency market in 2022?

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

Recent survey data shows that 17 per cent of Australians currently own cryptocurrency, making Australia one of the world’s most significant adopters of cryptocurrency on a per capita basis. But the lack of regulation, rise in crypto-related scams and the potential use of the currency in money laundering and cyber attacks sound a warning bell for regulators and investors.

08 February 2022 - Knowledge

Are you ready for the Better Advice Act?

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

The Better Advice Act commenced on 29 October 2021 and introduced a number of requirements for financial advisers. This article focuses on the new ASIC panel and its implications for financial advisers.

02 February 2022 - Knowledge

Taxpayer wins 100A case

#Taxation, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

With the ATO’s guidance on section 100A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 rumoured to be imminently released, the Federal Court’s recent decision in Guardian AIT Pty Ltd ATF Australian Investment Trust v Commissioner of Taxation [2021] FCA 1619 is of compelling interest to tax professionals across the country.

19 January 2022 - Knowledge

NSW Government Bulletin – summer edition

#Government, #Administrative Law, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Procurement, #Property, Planning & Development, #Workplace Relations & Safety

In this edition, we explore various skills to help you reset and reinvigorate for what lies ahead for the public sector in 2022.