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 Global: They know our business well and provide excellent strategic advice that puts the legal advice in a commercial context." "The team combines legal knowledge with business acumen and commercial nous." (2010)
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific:
    - '"Substantial bench with particular experience in representing leading domestic and international clients in class actions and product liability disputes. Long-established expertise in acting for state and Commonwealth government agencies." '"Combines academic knowledge of the law with practical application of that knowledge, and provides excellent, attentive service." (2015)
    -  "This prominent firm maintains its solid reputation in the market, leveraging its ability to litigate in a wide range of sectors. The team is particularly well known for its class action capabilities." (2013)
    - "Clayton Utz’s dispute resolution team is [the] ‘number-one choice for major litigation’." (2011)
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific:
    -  "Clayton Utz stands out for its ‘excellent depth of knowledge’ and ‘responsiveness that is second to none'" (2015)
    -  "very responsive." (2014)
    -  "Clayton Utz’s litigation group ‘is terrific to deal with and provides solid and sound advice on strategy.'" (2010)
  • Who's Who Legal 100:
     "Clayton Utz aims to continue to exceed clients’ expectations and delivering an exceptional service." (2014)
    -  "On the disputes side the firm fields a “phenomenal” team, with inclusions in our commercial litigation, arbitration and product liability defence chapters." (2013)
  • Best Lawyers Australia: Law Firm of the Year, Litigation (2017-2018)
  • Asialaw Profiles: Highly Recommended Law Firm - Dispute Resolution & Litigation (2017-2018)

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