Litigation & Dispute Resolution

In business every negotiation and transaction carries risk. Smart businesses engage lawyers who can foresee and forestall or minimise potential issues, but also react vigorously and effectively to protect you if a dispute surfaces.


I cannot thank you enough for your professional and empathetic approach making it as smooth and seamless as possible during the mediation. While this has been one of the most daunting experiences, one I never wish to go through again, I feel the end is near and the future for myself and the boys looks all the more stable and healthier thanks to all of you! You have all dealt with my ups and downs during the process and the level of detail, care and kindness from you all is appreciated more than I can express.

Family Law Client

You have given me the chance of a fresh start that I didn’t think I’d ever have again to be honest. You literally changed my life and I’ll never be able to thank you enough. Just wanted to let you know how much I sincerely appreciate all your help and hard work.

Compensation Client

The team at Chamberlains made buying a property extremely easy, I never once experienced the stress people talk about during the exchange/settlement periods of their property. Definitely recommend!

Conveyancing Client

The debt recovery team went above and beyond when our business was owed money. Would use again for sure!

Insurance Client

We picked the most highly specialised and talented lawyers.

In any commercial business every negotiation or transaction carries the risk of a dispute. Smart businesses engage lawyers who can forestall potential issues, put appropriate measures in place to minimise them, but also react quickly and effectively if a dispute surfaces.

Chamberlains has the tools and experience to put rigorous risk management at the heart of your operations, but we are equally equipped to help you navigate all types of large-scale, complex and sensitive litigation actions where necessary.


Process - what happens next?

Initial case evaluation

After an initial briefing of your matter, we will provide you with a preliminary quote.


We look into all aspects of your matter and suggest the most viable path for you.

Case management

The Chamberlains team will work tirelessly to reach the best possible outcome for you.


Commercial Disputes & Debt Recovery

Two of the most time-consuming and potentially productivity-sapping operational realities for businesses are commercial disputes and debt recovery.

The former can find you tied down in disputes over the quantity and quality of products or services, pricing, contracting terms and timeframes among other things. The latter can find you weighed down with the stresses of resistant suppliers or customers who effectively impact your cash flow while you expend staff time and money chasing them.

Given the stakes for our clients, the Chamberlains team approaches both matters with a dedicated, cost-effective approach that seeks to provide you with an optimal commercial outcome. We can act in or advise on any commercial dispute— including providing a certified mediator if required—and advise on preventative measures to avoid any future disputes. We’ll also help minimise the damage if you are on the receiving end of a claim.

We can conduct debt recovery for a fixed fee or a fixed percentage (where permitted). By working closely with you, we can expedite processes to secure payment or pursue a judgement to recover payment.

Professional Indemnity

In many facets of our lives we now rely more than ever on the opinion of professionals. All professionals, whether in trades, business, or service, are expected to practice their specialism with reasonable skill and care.

Yet things can and do go wrong, and identifying exactly what happened and how the law applies, isn’t always straightforward. Having acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in professional indemnity matters, the Chamberlains team has a vast knowledge of the relevant law and procedures.

We focus on using our dynamic advocacy skills to protect our clients’ interests and focus on a swift resolution.

Risk Management

Do you have a clear understanding of all of the legal risks associated with running your business?

Businesses face an increasingly complex regulatory web in both their internal and external operations. In addition to maintaining compliance, businesses need to keep up with new regulations, deal with new issues—including those created by social media and emerging technologies—and manage the human resources, supplier, customer, and financial requirements to get the job done.

The speed of change is rapid and the demands to assess, monitor and mitigate regulatory and operational risks are increasing.

Chamberlains’ risk management service assists you to identify, understand and manage risks early. We can conduct a legal risk management review of your operations to assess and evaluate procedures that will help you avoid or minimise adverse financial, workforce or reputational impacts.

Class Actions & Litigation-funded Solutions

In Australia, class actions have become a useful option for groups of individuals or corporates in obtaining greater access to justice.

Not only does Chamberlains have a wealth of experience in bringing class actions, but we are the only ACT law firm with significant funded cases, which means that there is no cost to the group of individuals we represent.

Strata Disputes

Strata law is a multifaceted legal area with its own dynamics, laws & cases. Many owners, owners corporations and strata managers do not seek out legal assistance until they have a full-blown problem. Our team at Chamberlains knows these subtleties well and can assist you and your community in making sound decisions, implementing effective policies and procedures, and understand how to resolve disputes swiftly and efficiently.

We have in-depth experience in the following areas;

  • Making & defending claims for unauthorised works to common property
  • Making & defending loss of rent/damages claims
  • Mediation
  • Notices to comply
  • Adjudication orders
  • Trader & Tenancy Tribunal hearings
  • Consumer
  • Strata development and by-law issues
  • By-law preparation and amendments
  • Property and building matters (including defective building works and disputes)
  • Trader & Tenancy Tribunal hearings, Supreme Court proceedings
  • NCAT & ACAT Representation

Contact us.

Sydney CBD
Sydney Norwest

P +61 2 9264 9111