Business & Contract Disputes

Our expert team includes 3 Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation, making us one of the most recognised Commercial Litigation teams in
New South Wales.

We love solving complex legal problems. If you have a commercial legal dispute, we can help you find a solution.

Our Commercial Dispute Lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of disputes and have a reputation for obtaining exceptional results for our clients.

Our Lawyers are experienced and diligent. We understand that litigation can be costly, time consuming and stressful, and that most clients want to focus their attention on operating and growing their businesses.

How We Help

We focus on achieving successful commercial outcomes for our clients by investing time to fully assess the strengths and weaknesses of your legal position to properly advise and assist you to identify real and favourable outcomes.

We then develop strategies for achieving a resolution in the most efficient way and take decisive initial action aimed at delivering a killer blow and either an immediate result or early settlement negotiations so that Court proceedings can be avoided, wherever possible.

Our focus on achieving successful commercial outcomes and approach to providing practical and timely commercial advice has earned Roberts Crosbie Mortensen (formerly Roberts Legal) a reputation for obtaining exceptional results and a force to be reckoned with.

Business & Contract Disputes

Our Commercial Litigation Lawyers have particular experience and expertise in assisting clients with:
  • Business Disputes and Breach of Contract Claims

  • Shareholder Disputes, Director Disputes and Partnership Disputes

  • Breaches of Directors’ Duties

  • Shareholder Oppression Claims

  • Misleading & Deceptive Conduct and Unconscionable Conduct Claims

  • Franchise Disputes

  • Enforcement of Consumer Guarantees

  • Loans & Enforcement of Securities

It has been a great pleasure working with you as an ultimate professional on this matter.

“There are very few that can measure up to your professionalism. I have worked with many ….  you “stand above the rest” in your profession.”

Geoff Page
Chartered & Forensic Accountant, Leonard & Page Pty Limited

I have no hesitation in recommending Roberts Crosbie Mortensen.

“Sam Roberts is sharp and confident and has been adept at understanding the issues pertinent to my matter in relation to Equity Law and Contract Law.  His talent expedited the outcome of my matter.  He is energetic, proactive, professional, ethical, discrete and motivated.  I continue to appreciate having him in my corner.”

David Paine

We are absolutely thrilled with the result Roberts Crosbie Mortensen achieved for our company!

“After a long battle over a very large sum of money, Ned achieved the best possible outcome for us. He was incredibly professional, while at the same time extremely patient and easy to talk to. We could not fault our experience with Roberts Crosbie Mortensen and would recommend them without hesitation.”

Highly recommend.

I engaged Tony Peterson and Felicity Donald for a commercial litigation matter and I have been extremely impressed with their professionalism, attention to detail, expertise and effectiveness.

Amanda Lea

Hamish, I appreciate your help and support. You have done a great deal for me. Thank you for your service and kind cooperation.

Excellent experience. I would highly recommend.

“Very professional handing of a complex and technical multi-layered legal matter, with a favourable outcome.”

Jim L

All I needed to do was sleep soundly at night and focus on my own business.

“Having a commercial dispute is stressful and never an ideal situation. But knowing you are in safe pair of hands, can alleviate the worry.

After a false start with a different firm, I was recommended Roberts Crosbie Mortensen’s Commercial Law team. Right from the very first phone call, I knew that I had the right team on my side. Not only were they timely, professional, no-nonsense, they were quick to nip things in the bud that could have resulted in very costly meandering by the other party!

In addition, I felt appropriately informed every step of the way. I knew I could leave Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers to do what they do best (resolve the dispute). Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers are highly recommended!”

Jewlz Ellem

Excellent service, excellent staff.

“Lots of free time and solid advice BEFORE professional charges applied. Saved me thousands by NOT HAVING to use them … not to mention Tony’s sage advice in helping me to get the defendants to surrender and pay up out of court. Couldn’t be happier.”

The Dolphin

I would highly recommend Tony to anyone who needs a help resolving a complicated dispute.

“Tony assisted us with a complicated dispute arising from the termination of an agreement with a referral source. Tony provided clear and strategic advice and was able to negotiate an outcome without the need for Court proceedings. Tony was easy to deal with and was focused on the commercial objectives for our business.”

Russell
Specialist Wealth Group

You managed it without the matter going to Court.

“Justice prevailed and the outcome was enormous for me. You managed it without the matter going to Court, which saved a lot of time and unnecessary stress for me. Your commercial knowledge and the professionalism shown was fantastic and the way you dealt with the other side achieved the result I was looking for.”

Sam is personable whilst remaining extremely professional.

“He has an ability to achieve a great result for his clients without becoming confrontational with the transactional parties. He focuses clearly on what is needed to finalise the matter in an effective and efficient manner.”

Lindsey Karathanassis
Linkara Capital

Thank you SO MUCH for putting our case forward in such a brilliant way.

“It is a great result and what we believed all along. We truly appreciate your insight and work.”

Helen B

Without you it would have been impossible to confront these multi-national corporate giants.

Toby Player
Bodyboard King

I have used Roberts Crosbie Mortensen on a number of different matters.

“Over the past several years I have used Roberts Crosbie Mortensen on a number of different matters all of which have been awarded in my favour and I believe this is due to their diligence and their desire to represent their client to the best of their ability.”

Elizabeth Howard

I would not hesitate to recommend Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers.

“They are professional, provide excellent attention to detail and strive to gain the best results for their clients.”

Mark Humphries
Sunbow Roofing

Excellent experience. I would highly recommend.

“Very professional handing of a complex and technical multi-layered legal matter, with a favorable outcome.”

Jim Limberis
Netseek Pty Limited

Having a commercial dispute is stressful and never an ideal situation. But knowing you are in safe pair of hands, can alleviate the worry.

“After a false start with a different firm, I was recommended Roberts Crosbie Mortensen’s Commercial Law team. Right from the very first phone call, I knew that I had the right team on my side. Not only were they timely, professional, no-nonsense, they were quick to nip things in the bud that could have resulted in very costly meandering by the other party!

In addition, I felt appropriately informed every step of the way. I knew I could leave Roberts Legal to do what they do best (resolve the dispute). All I needed to do was sleep soundly at night and focus on my own business.

Roberts Crosbie Mortensen are highly recommended!”

Julie-Anne E

The Roberts Crosbie Mortensen team have assisted us with a myriad of matters.

“Having worked with Amanda, we are pleased with her service and confident in her advising.”

Sarah B

I have found Sam Roberts to be a competent and diligent legal practitioner.

“Sam and I have worked together on commercial disputes including those relating to the enforcement of contracts, breaches of contract, misleading and deceptive conduct, breaches of confidentiality and breaches of intellectual property rights. I have found Sam Roberts to be a competent and diligent legal practitioner with a tenacious approach that serves his clients well in legal disputation.”

Peter E Cullen
Barrister-at-Law, Sydney

Sam was at all times very efficient and most thorough throughout his handling of my case.

Being young, most diligent and trustworthy I would recommend him to conduct any legal work to the highest order.

Paul Joy
Paul Joy Financial Planning Pty Limited

One of the biggest benefits of using Roberts Crosbie Mortensen, as opposed to other firms, is that Sam and his staff are very contactable.

Sam Roberts has assisted our Company in relation to a range of issues relating to a dispute. When I have a problem or need a legal answer it is important that I can get it quickly.

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Breach of Contract Claims

Disputes in relation to breaches and termination of contracts commonly arise in business or commercial ventures. Not all contract breaches entitle a party to terminate the contract.

If a party incorrectly assumed they are entitled to terminate the contract and purport to do so, the purported termination may itself constitute a breach of contract or repudiation entitling the other party to terminate and sue for damages.

If you suspect there has been a breach of contract it’s important that you quickly understand the strength of your legal position, what rights and obligations you have, the damages that may be payable or recoverable, and what you should do protect your interests.

Resolving Shareholder Disputes & Director Disputes

Problems arising from disputes between companies, directors and shareholders or business partners can have a significant impact on a business’ profitability and value, particularly if Court proceedings ensue. When problems arise, early advice and intervention is critical to reduce the impact on business value and solvency.

The right legal team can help you put the pieces together to understand your legal rights and options for resolving problems.

Our Tony Peterson completed his Specialist Accreditation with a sub speciality in Corporate Litigation. Shareholder Disputes & Director Disputes is a key focus of his practice.

See Tony’s article ‘How to Resolve Shareholder Disputes and Director Disputes’ and our Shareholder & Director Disputes Services page.

 

Misleading & Deceptive Conduct

If you suffer loss or damage as a result of misleading or deceptive conduct (including by silence) on the part of another person or company you may be able to recover damages under The Australian Consumer Law.

Generally, the compensation that you are able to recover is the amount required to put you in the same position that you would have been but for the misleading and deceptive conduct.

The Court also has a range of discretionary remedies available to it including the ability to vary a term of a contract or declare a contract or term of the contract void and the ability to make an order refusing to enforce a term of a contract.

Unconscionable Conduct

Where a party takes unfair advantage of another party’s special disadvantage, the party who has suffered the loss or damage may recover compensation from the stronger party by an action for unconscionable conduct.

Types of special disadvantages include disadvantages arising from some inherent weakness, such as literacy, drunkenness, sickness, advanced age, infirmity of mind, emotional dependence, ignorance, inexperience, or financial need or other circumstances affecting their ability to conserve their own interest.

More Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation than 99% of law firms in NSW.

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