Dispute resolution

Dispute Resolution



If you own or manage a business, it’s likely at some point you will have a run in with a customer, employee, supplier or competitor, which may result in legal issues. At Lane Buck & Higgins, our litigation lawyers will advise you on the strength of your position and represent you efficiently and effectively during the negotiations.


The main aim of litigation lawyers is to try and resolve disputes and conflicts before they reach court. Our dispute resolution team acts as a mediator to resolve issues through negotiation. The aim here is to achieve outcomes that are satisfactory and beneficial to all parties involved, without the need to commence legal proceedings.

Experts in dispute resolution

Our skilled lawyers draw upon years of extensive experience to provide first-class dispute resolution and litigation advice, across a range of commercial sectors. We carefully review your situation and advise on the best course of action that is most likely to generate an advantageous result.


Where possible, we aim to avoid commercial litigation and expedite a satisfactory outcome outside of court. Where appropriate, we also consider alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.


Whatever your dispute, we can help at any stage in the legal proceedings – from mediation through to representation at court hearings. Where litigation is unavoidable, or where it is considered to be the best course of action for you, we will guide you through the court process every step of the way, with a focus on minimising legal costs and business disruption.

If you want expert advice in commercial disputes, our legal team can help you with issues surrounding:

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Building and property disputes 
  • Insurance disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Copyright infringement and Trademark disputes
  • Corporations law 
  • Equitable matters
  • ATO taxation disputes 
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Shareholder disputes

Disputes with shareholders and business partners happens all too often. The key is to obtain legal advice early, so that you can improve your position in respect to the dispute and preserve your interests. 


In the event that litigation arises from a dispute between shareholders and office holders of a company, our legal team is experienced and well-versed to take these matters to court. 



Contract disputes

Contract disputes can range from credit and supply agreements, joint venture agreements, distribution agreements and other business arrangements. They can involve informal agreements or contract arrangements that are not in writing. As specialists in litigation, we are equipped to provide prompt and proactive advice to better your position. 

Property disputes

We act for companies and individuals in relation to a range of property disputes including contracts of sale, the removal or maintenance of restrictive covenants over titles, the removal of caveats and co-ownership issues.



Insurance disputes

If an insurance company refuses to pay out your claim, it can add unnecessary stress to an already difficult time. Insurance payouts can be crucial in enabling you to move on or receive the necessary medical care you need. Our legal team can negotiate and act on your behalf in order to ensure you receive what you are entitled to. 

Need to settle a dispute?

At Lane Buck & Higgins, we strive to achieve the best result for your case. Meet with one of our specialist litigation and dispute resolution lawyers for a consultation. We have the experience and expert knowledge to effectively resolve your dispute. Contact us today.

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