Disputes are sometimes unavoidable, but it is how they are resolved that makes the difference to our clients.

We understand that there is no single right way to deal with a dispute in any given case, and our disputes team tailors their advice to each individual client’s circumstances. Our disputes team are both experienced litigators, and pragmatic conciliators.

We know that disputes are not a usual part of our client’s lives or businesses, so we aim where appropriate to provide flexibility and quick resolutions through negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Our lawyers offer pragmatic solutions to disputes, always emphasising early and commercially sound resolutions, rather than protracted and expensive litigation.

Our disputes team specialises in:

  • Building & Construction Adjudication
  • Commercial and Corporate Disputes
  • Competition Law
  • Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Trade Practices Disputes

Our disputes team regularly appear in the Tasmanian Courts and Tribunals, the Federal Court of Australia, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and Fair Work Commission, amongst other tribunals and forums.

Our Family Law team also includes experienced LEADR and AIFLAM (Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators) accredited mediators who regularly mediate in Family Law disputes.

Key Contacts

Leigh Mackey


Christine Schokman
Senior Associate


Adam Sheehan


Peter Lewer