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Dispute Resolution 

At Hynes, we are focussed on the needs of our clients and outcomes that best suit their objectives. Our understanding of the commercial factors underlying our clients’ disputes enables us to tailor our service to ensure the end goal is achieved in a timely and cost-effective manner.

In addition to this core approach, we pride ourselves on our ability to collaborate and synergise the knowledge and industry experience from our other practice groups to provide a Dispute Resolution offering that is more than just a litigation team. This combination of legal skills and expertise between our teams allows us to generate the best possible outcomes for our clients in every matter. 

Our Approach

In commercial dispute resolution, outcomes can rarely be guaranteed. However, have a high rate of success because we work with our clients to adopt a tailored, pragmatic and commercial approach to resolving their disputes.

Our Dispute Resolution team has expert knowledge in all avenues to resolve disputes resolved and such expertise is essential in light of the emergence of tribunals, commissions and court processes which often differ from the way disputes have traditionally been litigated and resolved. 

Where the case calls for the matter to be litigated in a court or tribunal, our litigation experience is exceptional. We appear in all courts and tribunals relevant to our practice areas, often as advocates. Where truly specialised advocacy skills are required that we cannot provide, we work closely with a select group of counsel who are, themselves, recognised as experts in their fields. 

Areas of Expertise

Our team has particular expertise in representing clients involved in disputes in the following areas:

  • General litigation – commercial and contractual disputes, debt recovery and specialised litigation.
  • Body Corporate and Management Rights disputes through courts, QCAT and the Commissioner’s Office.
  • Construction – Building defects, Building Construction Industry Payments Act, Subcontractor Charges Act.
  • Corporate - directors, shareholders, associations and partnerships.
  • Bankruptcy, corporate insolvency and restructuring.

Expert Lawyers

Jodie Graham

Jodie Graham

Associate Director

Body Corporate
Dispute Resolution
Insolvency & Restructuring