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Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Our litigation team carry on a long tradition of excellence in commercial dispute resolution at Tompkins Wake dating back nearly 100 years. Our team advises on some of the most significant, complex, high-profile cases.

We work with our clients to identify their key issues upfront so that we can tailor our approach and develop the best overall strategy to achieve their goals as quickly and as efficiently as possible. With our clients’ objectives established, we proactively pursue the prompt resolution of commercial and private disputes through direct negotiation, mediation and other dispute resolution techniques.

Our litigators work closely with our specialist teams across Tompkins Wake to provide strategic advice, tailored to our client’s specific issues and needs to ensure cost-effective and timely resolution of disputes.

Where a dispute cannot be resolved our advocates have the expertise to vigorously pursue our clients’ interests through the effective use of Court and arbitral proceedings.

Areas of expertise:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Building Disputes - Leaky Homes
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial and Property Disputes
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Tender Disputes
  • Competition Law Disputes
  • Construction and Building Disputes
  • Consumer Law
  • Contract Disputes
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Criminal Defence
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Liquidations
  • Negligence
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Privacy Act
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Regulatory Prosecution and Defence
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Tender Disputes
  • Mediation

Dispute Resolution & Litigation team

Fraser Wood

Partner

James MacGillivray

Partner

Jonothan Briscoe

Partner

Kate Cornegé

Partner

Kate Sullivan

Partner

Mark Hammond

Partner

Stephanie Ambler

Partner

Karina McLuskie

Senior Associate

Megan Crocket

Senior Associate

Rachel Scott

Senior Associate

Simon Jass

Senior Associate

Becky Brown

Associate

Helen Radinovich

Associate

Jodie Foster

Senior Solicitor

Angela Vanderwee

Solicitor

Fiona Jamieson

Senior Solicitor

Helen Bond

Solicitor

Knowledge and insights

Alert: Ombudsman's warning to Local Government

Friday 9 March, 2018

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Ombudsman disturbs confidential settlement agreement

Thursday 3 May, 2018

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Tompkins Wake appoints three new Partners

Friday 1 December, 2017

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Actual and reasonable costs principles

Thursday 23 November, 2017

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Tendering pitfalls: the importance of "no process contract" clauses

Friday 15 September, 2017

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Local Authorities owe a duty of care to their neighbours - High Court decision

Friday 15 September, 2017

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Defamation update

Friday 15 September, 2017

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Tompkins Wake joins elite global law network.

Monday 12 June, 2017

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Your Periodic Discovery Reminder

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

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Key changes to limitations for civil claims

Monday 13 March, 2017

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Rachel Scott joins Tompkins Wake

Monday 8 May, 2017

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