Corporate Lawyers Brisbane

If your company encounters disputes involving your shareholders, directors, partners, investors, and other businesses you’re in a joint venture with, speak with us. We will fight for you to resolve the matter while also protecting your interests and ensuring adherence to corporate laws and regulations.

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Do you need a corporate dispute lawyer?

Disputes and conflicts can arise within companies and partnerships. If you’ve been involved in any of these business situations, we can help you.

As commercial lawyers who are well-versed in corporate law, we can help resolve your dispute through expert litigation. We specialise in resolving shareholders’ disputes, director conflicts, partnership disagreements, investor issues, and joint venture disputes.

We will protect your interests by providing sound legal advice, representing you in court and negotiating settlements when necessary.

Work with us and we will work diligently to find practical solutions that maintain business stability and reputation while also minimising legal risks and costs. Book a free consultation today!

Corporate Disputes We Can Resolve

We work with companies to resolve corporate disputes like:

How to get started

Commercial litigation can be complex and daunting, but we’ll make the process easier for you. Book a complimentary call today.

1

Tell us your
legal matter

Speak to one of our litigation lawyers via phone for free and provide the necessary details and documents so we can better understand your situation.
2

We’ll let you know
where you stand

If we think that you have a good argument, we’ll devise a strategy for you on how we will take on your matter, and give you legal guidance and a fee estimate. All for free.
3

You Decide

It’s ultimately your decision whether to hire us or not based on the strategy and fee estimate we gave you. There’s no obligation and no pressure to proceed.
1

Tell us your legal matter

Speak to one of our litigation lawyers via phone for free and provide the necessary details and documents so we can better understand your situation.
2

We’ll let you know where you stand

If we think that you have a good argument, we’ll devise a strategy for you on how we will take on your matter, and give you legal guidance and a fee estimate. All for free.
3

You Decide

It’s ultimately your decision whether to hire us or not based on the strategy and fee estimate we gave you. There’s no obligation and no pressure to proceed.

Why Gibbs Wright

Our team of commercial litigation lawyers are committed to protecting your rights and getting the best possible outcome for your situation.

What we do is very simple: we sue people, defend people when they get sued and negotiate resolutions to disputes to prevent proceedings from commencing. It’s the only thing we do and we do it really well.

Having done this for many years, we know the law and the legal processes like the back of our hands. But more importantly, we know how to win. No matter the industry you’re in or how complex your situation is.
When we take on your legal matter, you know that our team of expert litigation lawyers will fight for you not just for the sake of it. We will fight relentlessly so you can get back to business as soon as possible.  

Hear it from our satisfied clients

Expert litigators, ready to fight for you.

Spencer Wright

Litigation Director

Spencer leads the strategic operations at Gibbs Wright, with a wealth of knowledge on Queensland law and business operations.

Jessica Carroll

Litigation Solicitor

Jessica holds interests in defamation, corporate and contract law, and works closely with all team members of the firm to ensure the client receives the best result.

Emma Bettridge

Special Counsel

Emma is an experienced commercial litigator committed to giving her clients practical and solutions-oriented advice.

Melany Dowse

Special Counsel

Melany represents a range of clients from individuals and small businesses to body corporates and insolvency practitioners.

Mitchell Caldwell

Senior Litigation Solicitor

Mitchell has degrees in both law and aviation management and has an extensive background in customer service.

Jannah Riley

Litigation Solicitor

Jannah is the newest member of the team with keen eye for litigation and a passion for client success.

Kathryn

Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can we resolve disagreements among shareholders?

    The commercial litigation lawyers at Gibbs Wright are well versed in both amicably resolving corporate disputes, through to resolving corporate disputes through the court process.

    Typically, when shareholders are disputing, minority shareholder oppression action can be raised and considered as a way of bringing a dispute to a head. Whilst keeping shareholders and the company out of court is always ideal, ultimately, if a resolution cannot be reached between shareholders, or between the company and shareholders, a judge can intervene with significant powers to resolve the issues in dispute.

  • What can we do if there's a conflict with one of our company directors?

    Directors have several duties to the company, as outlined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), and shareholders also have several rights outlined in that same Act.

    When allegations that a director has breached their director’s duties or fiduciary duty, the dispute can become a legal minefield. Whilst it is always preferable to achieve a desired outcome without the need for court proceedings, shareholders and directors alike should have strong legal representation to protect their interests.

    The commercial litigation team at Gibbs Wright have acted for and against directors, including very large privately held family companies in dispute, through to smaller companies and partnerships with revenues under a few million dollars.

  • How can we address disputes between partners?

    We start by reviewing the partnership agreement (if any) and attempt mediation or negotiation. If resolution is elusive, we’ll guide you through partnership dissolution or other legal options.

  • What can we do if our investors have concerns or disputes?

    We assess the terms of your investment agreements, negotiate when possible, and seek to protect your financial interests. Litigation may be an option if negotiations fail.

  • How should we handle conflicts in our joint venture?

    We’ll review the joint venture agreement and explore dispute resolution mechanisms within it. If necessary, we can help facilitate an orderly exit or resolve issues through negotiation or litigation.

  • How can we protect minority shareholders' rights?

    We can advise on legal mechanisms to safeguard minority shareholders, such as voting agreements, shareholder agreements, and potential remedies under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Our goal is to ensure equitable treatment and protection of rights of minority shareholders.

  • What constitutes a breach of fiduciary duty by a director?

    We’ll assess the specific actions of the director in question. Breaches can include conflicts of interest, self-dealing, or failure to act in the company’s best interests. We will provide guidance based on the circumstances and explore your options.

  • Can we dissolve a partnership if disputes are irreconcilable?

    Yes, partnership dissolution is an option, but it should follow the terms outlined in your partnership agreement or relevant laws. We’ll guide you through the process and ensure compliance with legal requirements.

  • What are our options if one party wants to exit the joint venture?

    We’ll assess the exit provisions in your joint venture agreement and work to find a mutually acceptable solution. This may involve a buyout, sale of assets, or transfer of ownership as per the agreement’s terms.

Explore your legal options with Gibbs Wright Litigation Lawyers - Brisbane’s Leading Litigation Firm.

Our expert litigators will let you know where you stand and give you legal guidance.