Our litigation and dispute resolution practice offers a wealth of experience acting for individuals to large private and public companies across all kinds of disputes.

At Chambers Russell Lawyers we understand that litigation is rarely desirable. When a client is embroiled in a dispute that will not resolve by itself we step in and seek to resolve the matter early. Understanding the relevant area of law, briefing the right experts and providing clear and strategic advice is how we provide our clients with value in any litigious or alternative dispute resolution process.

We prosecute and defend litigation in all jurisdictions and provide legal advice and services across all areas of civil dispute.

Our legal services and expertise include:

  • Adjudication claims
  • Arbitration, conciliation and mediation
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Delay and extension of time claims
  • Home warranty insurance / Insurance under the Home Building Compensation Fund
  • Insurance claims and disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Property damage
  • Security of payment claims
  • Workers’ compensation
James Blake Partner with expertise in litigation (02) 8248 2833

Litigation Resources

  • Lot owner derivative actions In Tan v The Owners - Strata Plan No 22014 (No 2) [2015] the Supreme Court opened the door to lot owners taking derivative actions on behalf of owners corporations. In this case note we analyse the reasoning of the Court that entitled the lot owner in that case to take such action and be indemnified for their costs in doing so. Published by Daniel Russell and Katherine Flynn on June 1, 2016
  • Beneficiaries of policies issued under the Home Building Compensation Fund In the case of Gardez Nominees Pty Ltd v NSW Self Insurance Corporation [2016] the Supreme Court made determinations as to whether the plaintiff mortgagee in that matter was a beneficiary of a policy of insurance issued under to the Home Building Compensation Fund. The decision potentially has wide ranging implications given the interpretation given to a number of key provisions in the Home Building Act 1989. Published by Daniel Russell and Thomas Waugh on June 1, 2016
  • Recent developments in strata defect litigation: Strata Plan 74602 v Brookfield Australia [2015] NSWSC 1916 The Owners - Strata Plan 74602 v Brookfield Australia Investments Limited [2015] NSWSC 1916 illustrates a number of the evidentiary and legal challenges faced by owners corporations in heavily contested Supreme Court defect litigation. In his decision, His Honour Justice Stevenson provides further guidance from the Supreme Court with respect to the statutory and case law landscape in residential building defect litigation. Published by Daniel Russell and Haz Zainal-Grote on March 31, 2016
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