Disputes are almost never welcome, but sometimes unavoidable in business.

Whether you are considering defending your business’ legal rights, or your business is subject a dispute, you can expect thorough, uncompromising, and dependable legal representation when you engage Hansons Lawyers.

Hansons has been at the forefront of protecting, defending and preserving our clients’ rights in Wollongong and throughout the Illawarra for many years.

In commercial disputes our experienced litigators are effective in conducting litigation; or recommending and implementing the most appropriate alternative dispute resolution techniques on clients’ behalf.

We fully understand the significant toll litigation can take on your business’ ability to achieve its objectives, therefore in situations where litigation is necessary, you can count on Hansons to always focus on the important issues in dispute and expedite the best possible outcome.

Our proficient litigation lawyers are fully equipped to efficiently represent and defend clients in disputes surrounding:

  • business structures, including partnership and corporate disputes
  • breaches of the Corporations Act and directors and shareholders disputes
  • employment and workplace disputes
  • professional negligence claims
  • misleading and deceptive conduct under the Trade Practices Act and under the Fair Trading Act (NSW)
  • contractual disputes
  • franchisee claims
  • estate litigation, contesting wills (Succession Act litigation).


Hansons Lawyers has established a reputation throughout the Illawarra for effectively dealing with commercial disputes through a mixture of informal and formal alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

In conjunction with our clients, we devise appropriate mediation strategies that realistically identify the prospects of success and focus on achieving commercial outcomes.

Alternative dispute resolution techniques successfully deployed by Hansons include informal settlement conferences, or more formal arbitration and mediation processes. These techniques often prove faster and more efficient alternatives to litigation when managing and resolving commercial disputes.

Arbitration and mediation in particular can produce relatively speedy outcomes, with a mediator or an arbitrator empowered to make a binding and enforceable decision and ability to award costs. Hansons Lawyers clients can tap into our network of accredited mediators and arbitrators. Clients also avoid the stress and business disruption of protracted court cases when using one of these alternatives.

Whether litigation is right for your circumstances, or an alternative approach is better, when retaining Hansons Lawyers you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are fully backed by a skilled team of focused legal professionals.

If you are facing the prospect of a commercial dispute or litigation and could use some legal advice, please get in touch with Tom Sherley, Kieran Biddle