General and Commercial Litigation

Frichot & Frichot engage in a broad-based general and commercial litigation practice before courts, administrative tribunals and arbitration panels.

We have represented public corporations and smaller companies, and private persons in cases involving complex contract claims, trade practices and fair trading legislation, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors rights, real estate and other matters.

  • Complex Contract Disputes
  • Trade Practices & Fair Trading Legislation
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Insolvency Law – Insurance
  • Tenancy Disputes
  • Real Estate Contract Disputes

Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigation lawyers are trained to quickly identify the issues in dispute to work with you in best achieving your goals and to advise you as to your options and effective strategies.

When a dispute does or is likely to arise, it is important to obtain legal advice so that you understand your rights and obligations and also receive advice as to your options to resolve such dispute.

Our goal is to provide commercial and pragmatic solutions. We are completely open with clients about costs, including providing realistic cost estimates. We also understand that litigation may not be the only option, but if it is, then we are well placed to assist you.

Our litigation lawyers represent clients in all courts and tribunals and in respect of a wide range of matters. These include, but are not limited to property disputes, contract disputes, building and construction disputes, insolvency matters, employment law matters, consumer law, disputes with government agencies and deceased estate matters.

We have experience in handling large and complex litigation and have relationships with leading barristers and can devote significant resources as and when required. This includes having the resources to assemble a team of lawyers when warranted. Less complex matters are allocated to a lawyer with the necessary experience to properly and effectively represent your interests.

Our lawyers draw on their knowledge and experience to provide you with strategies for achieving a positive outcome. Our litigation lawyers are also experienced in alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation, both through the courts or on a more informal basis, and all other means of negotiation or alternative dispute resolution.

Articles of Interest

Liquidated damages in construction and commercial contracts

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Differences between Employees and Contractors

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Anti-Bullying Orders made by the Fair Work Commission explained

Where a worker has been bullied by an individual or a group in the workplace, the Fair Work Commission has the power to make anti-bullying orders where there is a risk that the complainant worker will likely continue to be bullied at work by said individual or group.

Deciding which business structure to use

There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, partnership, trust, or company.

Intellectual Property and your Business

Intellectual property (“IP”) can be described as “the property of your mind” or “proprietary knowledge”. There are various types of IP, such as inventions, trademarks, designs or the practical application of your idea (discussed below). A business’s IP is usually a...

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