Commercial Disputes

Commercial and Property Disputes

Our team of corporate lawyers have the experience practicing in Parramatta and beyond in commercial law to ensure you have peace of mind with your commercial dispute or commercial advice.

We can assist you in pursuing and solving the most complex, to the most straight forward, commercial, property and insolvency matters.

We expeditiously prosecute and defend our client’s interests in a range of jurisdictions including the Supreme Court of NSW, Court of Appeal of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, District Court of NSW, Local Court of NSW and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Mr Steve McAuley is the Head of Dispute Resolution, and is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist Commercial Litigation.

Our firm’s broad litigation experience enables us to achieve the best possible results for clients.

We have extensive knowledge in a wide variety of matters including, but not limited to, contractual and business disputes, directors and insolvency claims, property matters, construction claims, finance, insurance and superannuation matters.

You will have direct access to a Partner working on your matter, together with a team of lawyers focused on pursuing your interests.

We can provide assistance with:

  • Set-up of new companies 
  • Compliance with Corporations Law and Constitutions
  • Compliance training 
  • Issuing, transfer, buy-back and cancelling of shares 
  • Shareholder Agreements 
  • Shareholder disputes 
  • Minority Shareholder claims 
  • Change of company name 
  • Review and update of Constitution 
  • Subsidiary director’s issues 
  • Asset protection for directors 
  • Company security interests
  • Provision of company secretarial services including acting as registered office.

Intellectual property disputes

In today’s fast-moving, media-influenced and digital society, it is surprisingly easy for one’s creative energies to be exploited or infringed.

Our team of corporate lawyers have the experience to protect your Intellectual Property, including in relation to Copyright, Trademark, Registered Design and Patent Infringement matters.

It is important that you act quickly to stop the infringers from exploiting your hard-earned commercial advantage in the marketplace.

For example, the whole purpose of a patent is to grant its holder a monopoly over an invention or certain aspects of an invention (to the exclusion of others, unless consent is given) over a period of time; a trademark allows consumers to tell at a glance the origin and the provider of the goods and services that are being sold; and copyright law protects the precious intellectual energies of authors, playwrights, musicians and artists (to name but a few).

These are all important rights that need to be enforced against those who try to steal your work.

Feel free to review our resources:

http://mcauleyhawach.com.au/publication/how-can-you-get-out-of-a-commercial-lease/

http://mcauleyhawach.com.au/publication/rights-and-obligations-of-lessors-and-lessees/

Director’s Responsibilities

A director of a company has a range of legal duties including to ensure the company complies with general and specific laws relating to the company’s operations.

There are significant penalties for directors who fail to comply with their obligations.  Our team of commercial lawyers have the experience to protect and help you understand your role and obligations and reduce any risk of personal or corporate liability. 

Feel free to review our resources:

http://mcauleyhawach.com.au/publication/directors-duties-what-are-they/