Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Debt Recovery

But it doesn’t have to be complex. Our experienced debt recovery lawyers can help you to effectively recover commercial or personal debt that is owed to you by another party.

Our trusted team provides a full range of debt recovery services including:

Advising on prospects and procedural options
Drafting statutory demands and claims
Conducting negotiations
Instituting and conducting recovery proceedings, including bankruptcy and winding up proceedings
Enforcing judgements and securities by issuing a writ of execution or garnishee order
Providing representation in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts.
As experts in debt recovery litigation, we act on matters in all jurisdictions in a caring, professional and ethical way.

Commercial Disputes

We take a highly strategic and commercial approach to disputes and aim to reduce stress and avoid costs wherever possible.
We consider disputes from all angles before we offer solutions. If we can identify alternative ways to help clients achieve a desirable outcome, then that’s what we’ll endorse.

Our specialised disputes resolution services include:

Corporate Disputes

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Breaches of directors duties
  • ASIC compliance and litigation

Trust Disputes

  • Trust property disputes
  • Trustee/beneficiary disputes
  • Unit and discretionary trust disputes
  • Breaches of trust
  • Tracing of trust assets

Franchising and IP Disputes

  • Franchisor and franchisee disputes
  • Contract and licensing disputes
  • Regulatory compliance issues
  • Franchise code of conduct breaches
  • Intellectual property infringements

Real Estate Disputes

  • Lease disputes
  • Sale and purchase disputes
  • Easement claims
  • Subdivision disputes
  • Joint venture disputes

Contractual Disputes

  • Supply and distribution contracts
  • Shareholders disputes
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct claims
We act in all courts and jurisdictions, and handle disputes and litigation arising interstate, even though we are Melbourne-based litigation lawyers. We are also highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution and have significant expertise in risk management and compliance.

Insolvency and Restructuring

We navigate sensitive stakeholder relationships while remaining focused on your legal and commercial goals. We pride ourselves on being a reliable source of support when critical decisions need to be made.

Our end-to-end insolvency services include:

Bankruptcy, receivership, voluntary administration and liquidation
Corporate recovery and workout arrangements, and schemes of arrangement
Applications to the court for the appointment of a liquidator, provisional liquidator and receiver or trustee
Employment issues stemming from insolvency
Property and leasing issues arising out of insolvency
Distressed and insolvent trading
Security enforcement
White-collar crime and breaches of directors’ duties
Corporate reconstruction
Priority issues arising out of competing interests of employees, creditors, registered and unregistered securities, liens and insolvency practitioners’ fees
Sale of property and businesses for insolvent entities
Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) and retention of title issues
Management of businesses and assets
Mergers, acquisitions and due diligence
Taking advantage of our multidisciplinary approach, our litigation team provides advice on all aspects of insolvency, including restructuring, turnarounds and managing creditors.
Did you know?
The origin of the BlueRock name is a mash-up of the founders two favourite things.
Through a mutual love of the Carlton football team and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, a firm was born!