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Ben is part of the Coast to Coast Legal team and has significant experience in dispute resolution and commercial litigation in the QLD State Courts and the Federal Court system.

Our focus is resolving commercial disputes as efficiently as possible without frustration. We’re doing this by working closely with you while keeping you informed of developments and following your instructions throughout the life of your matter.  This is important as we believe communication and proper case management are critical in disputes.

We’d like to know whether any facts are disputed, assess the strength of the relevant parties’ evidence, and provide comprehensive written advice on your legal position.  This step-by-step approach will allow you to have greater confidence in the direction you wish to take.

Please take a look at the types of disputes below that Ben and the Coast to Coast Legal team have the necessary experience to help with.

Contractual Disputes

There can be many disputes that can happen under commercial agreements, including for breach of contract. Enforcing contractual rights and negotiating successful outcomes is where Ben excels.

Intellectual Property Disputes and Litigation

We assist with protecting rights and interests in copyright, particularly regarding software source code, including compilations and adaptations. Ben has a technology background, so he can quickly understand and get across your matter.  Ben’s clients often comment that talking to a lawyer who understands their technology, business, and revenue models is refreshing.  This intimate understanding of technology gives Ben’s clients the edge when resolving disputes involving software.

Aside from copyright litigation, Ben and the team also assist with registered trade mark matters under the Trade Marks Act. He also assists with protecting common law trade marks where a party is in breach of misleading and deceptive conduct provisions of the Australian Consumer Law that is found within the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 – and under the tort of “passing off”.

We can also help object to trade mark registration of an infringing mark and respond to trade mark oppositions from others trying to prevent your trade mark from being registered.

Partnership Disputes and Litigation

Business partnerships can result in disputes for many reasons.  Our approach is to carefully consider all relevant factors before deciding on a strategy to successfully resolve disputes.  Factors often include the company’s status, the monetary value, the allegations, the degree and nature of the dispute, the partner’s willingness to resolve the dispute amicably, and the parties’ appetite for litigation.

If you are defending a dispute or considering starting litigation, Ben and the Coast to Coast Legal team have the litigation and dispute resolution experience to help you move forward confidently toward a successful outcome.  We also provide you with various options and strategies to consider.

Shareholder Disputes and Litigation

Shareholder disputes such as shareholder oppression can occur where one or more of the majority of shareholders of a company act in an oppressive manner that prejudices minority shareholders or groups of shareholders.

Aside from the shareholder oppression provisions available under the Corporations Act, shareholder disputes can also arise due to improper management or incorrect application of the company’s shareholders’ agreement or constitution or by the conduct of directors or officers of the company.

Property Disputes and Litigation

Real property such as land, house and land, units and commercial property area areas that Coast to Coast Legal can assist with.  Disputes under REIQ House and Land Contracts, commercial lease disputes and litigation of retail shop leases are something that the team has the experience to help you with.

Other areas of litigation include building and construction disputes.

Employment Disputes and Litigation

We have experience providing advice where employers seek to enforce terms of employment agreements such as restraints and confidentiality and ascertain whether employees have breached their employment agreement. We also advise employers on matters involving dismissal and wrongful dismissal.

Related: The Litigation Guide