Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Minter Ellison has an outstanding track record in the strategic resolution of disputes throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region and is recognised as a leader in dispute resolution. Our practice has renowned depth of knowledge and expertise in every main land capital city of Australia, in New Zealand and Hong Kong. This breadth enables us to meet our clients needs quickly and seamlessly and to access courts in all jurisdictions expeditiously when injunctions are required.

Our aim is to assist clients to avoid disputes wherever possible, but we realise that disputes are sometimes an inevitable part of doing business. We work with our clients to provide practical advice and devise litigation strategies that realistically identify the prospects of success. Where appropriate, we explore alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation or arbitration.

We act in some of the most complex and important litigation in the Australian market, and have significant experience representing clients involved in high profile litigation, investigations by regulators including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and other government inquiries.

We are known for our strength in finding commercially-focused solutions to resolve disputes. The Asia Pacific Legal 500 describes Minter Ellison's dispute resolution team as 'results focused' and 'very commercial', while Chambers Global 2010 applauds our lawyers for 'excellent responsiveness' and for being 'very accessible'.

  • Best Lawyers 2016
    The depth and strength of Minter Ellison's team in Australia has been recognised by this year's list of Best Lawyers, announced today by Best Lawyers®
  • Best Lawyers 2014
    The depth and strength of Minter Ellison's team in Australia has been recognised by this year's list of Best Lawyers, announced today by Best Lawyers®
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    Minter Ellison is ‘excellent in all respects’, and the firm acted for Optus Mobile, PrePaid Services and Virgin Australia in relation to a claim by the liquidators of Bill Express.
  • Best Lawyers 2013
    The depth and strength of Minter Ellison's team in Australia has been recognised by this year's list of Best Lawyers, announced today by Best Lawyers® and published by the Australian Financial Review.
  • Chambers Asia Pacific / Chambers Global - Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    'They were quite commercial on what points to push and back away from – very tactical, considered and commercial.'
  • Chambers Asia Pacific / Chambers Global - Trade
    The group continues to offer broad expertise, covering the core areas of international trade law, as well as customs duty, anti-bribery and anti-corruption issues.