Dispute resolution

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Skilled dispute resolution strategists and negotiators to achieve the best possible outcome to allow our clients to move forward

We deliver intelligent, fearless and pragmatic advice to assist corporations, government and private clients to resolve their disputes either through court-based litigation or alternative methods such as mediation and arbitration. We act in disputes between local and international parties, across multiple jurisdictions, and on public and private investigations and disputes, including where the ATO, ASIC, ASX and ACCC are involved.

Our dispute resolution team includes both general commercial litigation practitioners as well as industry expert practitioners in the areas of banking and finance, intellectual property, technology, digital assets, resources and energy, construction, hospitality, environment and planning, taxation, employment law and property.  


  • Corporations law liability
  • Construction disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Royal Commissions
  • Employment disputes
  • Technology disputes
  • Defamation
  • Franchise disputes
  • Property and planning disputes, including landlord and tenancy disputes and compulsory acquisition of land
  • Financial services disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Competition and trade practices
  • Insurance disputes
  • Environmental disputes
  • Workplace accidents and coronial inquests
  • Taxation disputes
  • Disputes arising from loans to family and friends


HopgoodGanim was proudly recommended by Doyle's Guide in Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Law Firm – Queensland, 2019.

Exceptional outcomes

Tattersalls Club / We advised Tattersalls Club on their recent success in the Supreme Court. In 2018, members cast their vote in a ballot on the amendment of the Club’s rules to allow women to join the club. The ballot was tight and found in favour of opening the Club’s doors to female members. A member complained that the ballot process was non-compliant with the Club’s rules and brought the matter to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court rejected the challenge to the validity of the ballot on the grounds that the subject of the proceedings is not justiciable and that the postal ballot was “substantially consistent” with the Club’s voting process.
Cbus Property / We advised Cbus Property on the development of a 47 storey high rise mixed use project at 443 Queen Street in Brisbane, adjoining the State and local heritage listed Customs House. The advice involved reviewing all aspects of the development application and representing Cbus in proceedings commenced in the Planning and Environment Court seeking to set aside the project's approval. The proceedings were dismissed with costs awarded to our client.
Cauldron Energy / We advised Cauldron Energy in the WA Court of Appeal dismissal of an appeal by Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd. The dismissal meant that our client can progress its applications for exploration licences over Forrest's Minderoo Station, east of Onslow. In dismissing the appeal, the Court confirmed that the Minister does not need to consider the most current financial information about an applicant for an exploration licence to be able to validly grant the licence. 
Mining lease dispute / Our client, a significant coal miner, is the applicant for a number of mining leases in Queensland.  The mining leases overlap certain farming properties and our client is in dispute with the owners of these properties in relation to the value of compensation payable.  The issues in the proceedings include the noise, vibration and dust impacts the mining operations will have on the relevant properties, the impact noise and dust will have on cattle growth and health and the diminution in value of the properties caused by those impacts.
Board of Architects of Queensland / Our team advised the Board of Architects of Queensland in a landmark matter which resulted in the first ever recorded conviction against a company for 'holding out' offences under the Architects Act 2002 and the first recorded conviction against an individual in six years.
Complex dispute management / Advising our client, a not-for-profit operator of four private Schools in South East Queensland, in relation to the management of a series of workplace issues against the backdrop of intense public interest and media coverage.  Our assistance extended to stakeholder engagement and the management and conduct of three separate workplace investigations and advising on outcomes and negotiated resolutions.  The issues involved allegations of misconduct, breach of officer’s duties under the Corporations Act and breach of privacy legislation.  

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