Commercial litigation and disputes, including complex commercial disputes, relate to complex legal issues between two or more individuals or commercial parties that are in dispute and unable to find an adequate mediated resolution. 

As your litigation and dispute specialists, Dettmann Phair Lawyers will take care of your company’s interests, offer expert legal advice, and act on the dispute to facilitate a favourable outcome. 

Our litigation lawyers in Sydney will provide practical and timely strategies to end conflicts and disputes with minimal headaches by navigating the right channels of our legal system to streamline your case and resolve disputes quickly. 



At Dettmann Phair Lawyers, we work with small or major commercial clients. Our main goal is to find solutions for complex issues as efficiently and quickly as possible. 

Our team is dedicated to resolving disputes efficiently, utilising alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation to achieve favourable outcomes for our clients. 

With more than 20 years of experience in the legal profession, we support our clients through our first-rate litigation and debt dispute resolution services. We want our represented clients to achieve their commercial goals and resolve commercial disputes quickly, inexpensively, and efficiently. 

Dettmann Phair Lawyers offer top-tier representation and expert legal services on the following branches of Australian consumer law, including commercial litigation and debt: 

  • Business Disputes 
  • Professional Negligence Claims 
  • Breach Of Contract Matters 
  • Franchise, Building/Construction, Shareholder Dispute Resolution 
  • Debt Collection 
  • Defamation 
  • Counsel & Advice 
  • Mediation & Negotiation 
  • Settlement Deeds & Conferences 
  • Claims Of Fraud 
  • Property disputes 
  • Lease disputes 
  • Child care law 



We treat each case individually. Of course, countless variables can impact the trajectory or timeline of any given case. However, our commercial litigation team will typically conduct the following: 

  • Comprehensive case evaluation & initial sit-down to discuss the scope of your case 
  • Draft & prepare relevant motions/pleadings 
  • Exchanging all relevant information with the opposing party/parties 
  • Responding to an opposing lawyer or counsel’s complaint 
  • Providing you with transparency and up-to-date information surrounding the progression of your case 
  • Filtering all information given into a discernible argument to present in court 
  • Active representation in courtroom settings 
  • Necessary negotiation in the settlement phase 
  • Appeals (if required) 
  • Guiding clients through legal proceedings and ensuring all necessary steps are taken to achieve a favourable outcome 


At Dettmann Phair Lawyers, we are the experts in commercial law, implementing the proper legal advice and strategy to find the best possible resolution for your case. 

We have a proven track record of helping our many clients across the Sydney and North Shore communities navigate through the entire legal process with our experienced dispute lawyers. 

If you’re looking to hire quality legal representation for your commercial dispute, speak to us today. 



Is it necessary to hire a commercial litigation lawyer to represent me in commercial litigation?

Commercial lawyers who have worked in litigation know how to advise best and strategise commercial disputes. They have in-depth knowledge and experience with other clients to understand how to approach the matter so that you achieve your legal rights. At Dettmann Phair Lawyers, our experienced litigation lawyers are here to ensure that you are given the most favourable outcome, working aimlessly and passionately so that you are protected. Contact our team today to get started. 

What type of cases do we work on?

 At our law firm, our litigation lawyers work on a range of commercial law cases, including minor disputes and major appeals, from a diverse range of expertise. Our dispute resolution lawyers can help you with your legal documents, undergo mediation, and go through court proceedings. 

What types of business structures exist in Australian companies, and how do I determine which one is right for my company? 

Several key types of business structures exist in Australia, including: 

  • Company 
  • Partnership 
  • Proprietorship/Sole Trader 
  • Trust 

There are many factors that can determine which type of business structure is best for you. Your decision should be based on the commercial activity you aim to undertake. In these cases, one particular type of business structure might have more strengths than another. Get in touch with our commercial lawyers to help you find the right structure that’s aligned with your business goals. 

What is meant by ‘breach of contract’?

A breach of contract is one party’s failure to effectively fulfil contractual obligations that were previously agreed to by both parties. This breach occurs when a binding agreement between two or more parties is not honoured by one or more parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party’s performance of the agreement. 

Are you able to assist me with my employment contracts?

At Dettmann Phair Lawyers, our commercial litigators are well-versed when it comes to the legal rights regarding commercial contracts, especially between employees and their employers. From drafting and reviewing to negotiating contracts, our team are more than happy to assist you. 

Can you assist me with debt collection?

While debt collectors and lawyers are two very different professions, we can assist you with a debt claim or go through the court system based on the cost of the debt. We can arrange to argue in your place or undergo mediation if you do not want to attend court proceedings. We can even support you with any accumulating pending debts from a borrower currently experiencing bankruptcy. 

Is there a difference between arbitration & mediation?

While both operate under similar conditions and are commonly known as alternatives to straight litigation – there are some minor differences in the practices. Both approaches involve an objective third party to monitor and facilitate the process. While both have the option to be legally binding, arbitration agreements are always legally binding and operate as an alternative to the trial process. 

On the other hand, mediation is more commonly utilised as a non-binding exercise and encourages disputing parties to have an open conversation with each other. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is taken place to ensure both parties reach an agreement without having to go through the court system. Arbitrators also take on the role of a judge in many respects, providing orders and reasons for those orders based on evidence and giving written opinions on business law. 

Can I file for an appeal after the case has been finalised?

If you believe the final ruling of your commercial litigation case is unfair or inaccurate – you may have the chance to appeal to a higher court. However, be wary, as a higher court can reject your application for appeal and apply a harsher penalty if they feel it necessary. 



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