litigation

If a situation does arise where you face formal legal proceedings, b+a has the expertise and experience to achieve the optimal solution for you in the shortest time and at the least expense.

b+a has appeared in numerous matters in the Court of Appeal of New South Wales, Supreme Court of New South Wales, District Court of New South Wales, Local Court of New South Wales, Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, Federal Magistrates Court and Federal Court of Australia, as well as a number of tribunals including the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal and Administrative Decisions Tribunal. The breadth of this experience enables us to predict the likely course of your legal proceedings and devise the best approach for you.

Our approach at b+a is to avoid litigation wherever possible to protect our clients from the cost and delay of court trials, whilst still protecting their interests. We seek to use alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation. The honed negotiating skills and experience of principal Gil Baron and lawyer Atanaan Ilango consistently achieve positive outcomes for our clients in these more flexible forums. In instances where cases proceed to a court or tribunal, we manage the litigation process carefully with the objective to increase chances of success at each step of the process. This includes identification of commercial issues, transforming your side of the dispute into an effective and structured legal argument, strategising the delivery of legal and factual points during the case, and predicting and pre-planning for the case rollout by the opposing side.

When required, we carefully choose specialised counsel based on your particular matter to maximise the chance of success. Our experience briefing and working with many of Sydney’s most proficient barristers ensures that counsel on our cases work in the most efficient manner for clients.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Joint ventures disputes
  • Debt recovery disputes
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Competition and consumer law, including: restraint of trade, restructure, trade practices, misleading and deceptive conduct and unfair contracts
  • Corporate law, including: shareholder, partnership and director disputes
  • Information and communications technology law, including disputes arising from software and application development
  • Franchising
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property, including: development, protection of brand, domain names, licensing, copyright, trademark, trade practices and litigant’s enforcement and defence
  • Professional negligence
  • Property and leasing disputes
  • Contested estates
  • Local council development, planning refusals and existing use rights
  • Disputes arising under the Building and Construction Property Security of Payment Act
  • Security for payment advice and claims
  • Leasing disputes
  • Directors and corporate fiduciary obligations
  • Fiduciary obligations
  • Enforceability of commercial agreements and contracts law