Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Clayton Utz's Litigation and Dispute Resolution lawyers form a top-tier commercial litigation practice, the largest in Australia. Our reputation for undertaking the most complex, significant and high-profile matters, and delivering excellent results for our clients, is second to none.

We have an outstanding client service philosophy providing:

  • Technical excellence from friendly, responsive lawyers
  • Focus on ADR to ensure where possible your legal issues are resolved without the need to resort to the cost and uncertainty of litigation
  • Strategic, head-office advice and a commitment to containing costs


Chambers Asia-Pacific:

  • "Their ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters is very strong. The Clayton Utz dispute resolution team is extremely skilled, commercial and pragmatic with a high level of efficiency." (2023)
  • "Their interaction with our in-house legal team ensures that a commercial and practical approach is taken to all matters. The leadership has remained continuous and constant and while the team members below partner level have changed over time, the quality of the people involved has always been excellent." (2023)
  • "Their ability to deliver to budget and provide overall value for money is very strong. There are realistic estimates and regular checks against budget. Their commercial awareness is very strong." (2023)
  • "Deep understanding of our risk appetite and priorities, speedy responses, genuine care for their own people and ours, expertise in all relevant practice areas and strong cross-cultural communication skills." (2022)
  • "Commercial and strategic approach" and "a high degree of expertise when it comes to the conduct of class actions and regulatory proceedings, a deep relationship with the client and a knowledge of their business." (2022)

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific:

  • "Massive experience in the area. Highly competent team across all levels from partner to solicitor. Deep knowledge of both court procedure in class actions and substantive law." (2023)
  • "Very hands-on and very responsive. Great strategic acumen. Very analytical. Very reliable." (2023)
  • "Knowledgeable and accessible. Very patient in explaining legal processes and procedures as necessary." (2023)
  • "The firm provides a one-stop shop for all litigation related requirements, especially the in-house technology, discovery and hosting capabilities. They are generally very responsive and understand the business’s needs very well." (2023)
  • "The team at Clayton Utz wrap themselves around the client, providing reassurance that “they have this”. Their access to resources, whether that’s expertise in the legal field or more broadly through the likes of forensics, is second to none. Their approach is also consistent, which is important from a client experience perspective regardless of what level in the firm you might be dealing with." (2023)
  • "The team is dynamic, technically and practically brilliant. The speed with which advice and work is provided, and the quality of the same, is never short of exceptional." (2022)
  • "Highly skilled people able to work in a small team on important matters." (2022)
  • "Great team players, very sympathetic characters, easy to work with." (2022)

Doyles Guide: recognised as a Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution firm (Queensland) (2022)

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