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 lawyer
  • 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


  • Best Lawyers Australia: Law Firm of the Year, Litigation (2017-2018)
  • Asialaw Profiles: Highly Recommended Law Firm - Dispute Resolution & Litigation (2017-2018)
  • 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)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: "Clayton Utz stands out for its ‘excellent depth of knowledge’ and ‘responsiveness that is second to none'" (2015)
  • Who's Who Legal 100: "Clayton Utz aims to continue to exceed clients’ expectations and delivering an exceptional service." (2014)
  • Chambers & Partners: "Strong teams in six Australian offices, combining national breadth with local depth. Comprehensive coverage of commercial disputes, particularly product liability cases. Widely acknowledged strength in representing state and Commonwealth agencies." (2014)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: "very responsive." (2014)
  • Who's Who Legal 100: "On the disputes side the firm fields a “phenomenal” team, with inclusions in our commercial litigation, arbitration and product liability defence chapters." (2013)
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific: "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)
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific:Legal 500 Asia Pacific: "Clayton Utz’s dispute resolution team is [the] ‘number-one choice for major litigation’." (2011)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: "Clayton Utz’s litigation group ‘is terrific to deal with and provides solid and sound advice on strategy.'" (2010)
  • 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)

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