Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Gold Coast Litigation

Our Gold Coast litigation lawyers offer extensive experience in solving issues for clients in the most efficient manner possible.

We understand that resolving disputes can be stressful, time consuming and expensive. Our experience shows that success in dispute resolution usually depends on early intervention and clear dispute resolution planning. With a strong strategy in place, we work with you to resolve the dispute efficiently, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome.

Our team of commercial litigation solicitors successfully resolves disputes, if possible, before they become litigious, by implementing the dispute management strategy that best achieves your objectives while recognising commercial and economic realities.

Where litigation is unavoidable, our team has the resources to successfully resolve potentially expensive and protracted disputes. We have experience advising some of Queensland and Australia’s leading organisations on a range of complex commercial litigation matters, including joint-venture, company, trust, estate, property, leasing and commercial contract disputes.

We take the time needed to fully understand our clients’ legal position and diligently seek favourable outcomes. We offer practical and timely advice that has helped Marino Law build a strong reputation in Queensland’s legal profession.

Our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers can assist with:

Property and Commercial Disputes

Property law is the foundation for many legal transactions, and is often tied to other issues like breach of trust, partnership disputes, sale of businesses and investment matters. At Marino Law, we practice extensively in all areas of property and commercial law which sees us act for…

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Partnership Disputes

A partnership is the relation which subsists between persons carrying on a business in common with a view of profit. A partnership includes an incorporated limited partnership. Partnerships are regulated by the document governing the relationship between the parties, or Commonwealth, State/Territory legislation including the Partnership Act 1891 (Qld)…

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Director and Shareholder Disputes

A company is a separate legal entity, distinct from its shareholders and directors. The directors control the company. A company is regulated by its constitution and various statutes, including but not limited to, the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission which derives…

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Trust Disputes

A trust can be described as a relationship created at the direction of an individual, in which one or more persons or company(s) holds the individual’s property subject to certain duties to use and protect it for the benefit of others. There are many different types of trusts and they often differ…

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Joint Venture Disputes

A joint venture is generally understood to mean an association of persons (both natural and corporate) formed for the purpose of undertaking a specific venture, typically requiring a wide range of technical, managerial and financial resources. A variety of legal forms may be used for the conduct of such a venture, including…

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Business Disputes

Obtaining proper legal advice before a business is commenced is the best way of minimising the risk of a protracted and expensive legal stoush. In some circumstances however, business disputes are unavoidable and require experienced litigation and dispute resolution lawyers to assist in obtaining the necessary resolution.

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Lease Disputes

Almost all businesses enter into a lease of one form or another. As such, most business owners will be exposed to the detrimental impact a lease dispute can have on their business if the right advice is not obtained urgently. At Marino Law, our experienced lease dispute lawyers provide advice and representation…

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Building and Construction

Marino Law has extensive experience in a wide variety of building and construction disputes including: matters under the BCIPA (Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld)); matters relating to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (formerly the Queensland Building Services Authority QBSA)…

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Body Corporate Disputes

Strata titled living (which includes units, townhouses and duplexes) is fast becoming a popular alternative to your traditional form of house and land living arrangement, particularly on the Gold Coast and through south east Queensland. Not surprisingly, the existence of multiple lot owners …

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Debt Recovery

A businesses survival is often determined by its ability to manage its cash flow and debtors. Unfortunately, many businesses overlook the need to ensure adequate management systems are in place to prevent the existence of debtors (if possible) or alternatively, ensure efficient, expeditions and cost effective debt recovery methods exist.

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Personal Property Securities and Insolvency (PPSA Litigation)

Traditionally, it has always been common practice to register a charge against cars, boats, machinery and plant and equipment to secure loans made to businesses and companies. Shrewd purchasers would always conduct their own pre-purchase investigations to ensure that what they were buying…

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Defamation

A person is defamed when another person communicates (or publishes) material (in spoken, written or pictorial form) about an individual (must be a living individual) or a company (which must be a non profit organisation or a company with less than 10 employees which is not related to another company) which is defamatory…

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Estate Litigation/Family Provision claims

Even though the law recognizes a person’s right to choose who will inherit their estate upon their death, there are often reasonable circumstances why a person would contest a Will. If you have been left out of a Will, or not adequately provided for, you may have a claim against the estate of the deceased under the Succession Act 1981 (Qld).

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Professional Negligence Disputes

Professionals owe their clients a duty to act with reasonable care and skill in the provision of professional services. If a professional fails to do so, a client may have a legal right to claim compensation for any financial loss suffered. Professionals who may come within the ambit of professional negligence include…

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Neighbourhood Disputes

Neighbourhood disputes can take shape in many forms – whether it’s a disagreement over trees, fences, noise from animals, machinery or cars, there can be a lot at stake because it can be extremely damaging if an agreement cannot be reached between feuding neighbours. Frankly, no one wishes to feel uncomfortable in their own home…

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Competition and Consumer Law

In Queensland, competition and consumer law is governed by: the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (formerly Trade Practices Act) and The Australian Consumer Law contained within schedule 2 of the Act; the Sale of Goods Act 1896; common law principles.

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Traffic Law

With Marino Law on your side, you are never alone if you are charged with drink or drug driving, unlicensed driving, disqualified from driving, other traffic offences or in need of a work licence or special hardship order. Our experienced traffic lawyers can provide you with the advice you need and help take the stress out of your Court appearance.

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Development and Planning Appeals

The principal piece of legislation that regulates planning and development in Queensland is the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld) (SPA). The main objective of the SPA is to achieve ecological sustainability by: managing the effects of development on the environment; managing the process by which development takes place…

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