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Commercial Litigation Law Firm

BlackBay Lawyers is a leading Australian law firm specializing in commercial litigation. Our team of experienced commercial lawyers have a proven track record of success in representing clients in a wide range of disputes, including contract disputes, shareholder disputes, and intellectual property disputes. We understand that commercial litigation can be a complex and time-consuming process, which is why we work closely with our clients to fully understand their unique needs and objectives. Our commercial lawyers have extensive knowledge of the laws and regulations that apply to commercial litigation, and we use this knowledge to provide our clients with strategic and effective legal representation.

Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Commercial Litigation Overview

In the world of business, disputes are inevitable. Whether it's a breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, construction disagreements, or debt collection issues, commercial disputes can become complex, time-consuming, and costly if not managed correctly. That's where the value of a seasoned commercial litigation lawyer becomes crucial.

At BlackBay Lawyers, we understand the intricacies of commercial litigation and have a dedicated team of commercial litigation lawyers ready to advocate for your rights and business interests. Here's an outline of our comprehensive approach:

  1. Case Evaluation: At the onset of any dispute, we conduct a thorough evaluation of your situation. This includes understanding the specifics of your case, assessing the merits of the claim, and identifying the potential risks and rewards associated with various legal strategies.

  2. Strategy Development: Based on our evaluation, we formulate a tailored strategy that aligns with your business objectives. Our approach is not one-size-fits-all; instead, we strive to provide a strategic solution that's right for your unique circumstances.

  3. Pre-Litigation Negotiations: Whenever possible, we aim to resolve disputes without resorting to court proceedings. Through pre-litigation negotiations or alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation or arbitration, we can often reach a satisfactory outcome while minimizing the financial and emotional toll of litigation.

  4. Commercial Litigation: If court proceedings become inevitable, you can count on our team to be your strong advocates. From filing the initial lawsuit to presenting arguments in court, negotiating settlements, or even taking the case to appeal if necessary, we will be with you every step of the way.

  5. Post-Litigation Support: Once the litigation concludes, our support continues. Whether it's ensuring the terms of a judgment or settlement are properly enforced or helping your business implement practices to prevent future disputes, we're here to assist.

Engaging BlackBay Lawyers as your commercial litigation lawyer not only equips you with a team of astute legal minds but also gives you the advantage of having strategic business advisers by your side. Our aim is to transform complex legal issues into clear, manageable pathways, protecting your interests and setting your business up for future success. With BlackBay, commercial litigation doesn't have to be a roadblock—it can be a stepping stone to even greater business resilience and achievement.


"I am incredibly impressed with BlackBay Lawyers' expertise in litigation. They provided invaluable support to my business, addressing each challenge with a unique and tailored approach. Their commitment to understanding our industry and leveraging their extensive knowledge has made all the difference.

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Practice Area - Commercial Law

BlackBay Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Our team of experienced commercial litigation lawyers has a proven track record of success in representing clients in commercial litigation and can provide strategic and effective legal representation. We assist clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including but not limited to contract disputes, shareholder disputes, and intellectual property disputes. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the laws and regulations related to commercial litigation and are able to effectively navigate the legal process to achieve a favorable outcome for our clients.


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Meet The Team 

Our commercial litigation team combines decades of experience in the legal industry with countless successful outcomes. Together with our leadership, we have built one of the most renowned teams of commercial litigation lawyers in Australia. 

Victoria-Jane Otavski


Victoria-Jane Otavski - Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Victoria-Jane is a leading litigator and renowned Australian commercial lawyer with a substantial commercial litigation practice. She is the first point of contact for many of Australia's well known, high profile corporations on all commercial litigation cases.


Victoria-Jane has in excess of 15 years experience in commercial litigation and understands the complexities of commercial litigation and the need to balance client interests in achieving vindication and managing reputational concerns.

If you are in need of a Commercial Litigation Lawyer, contact our team below. 

Greg Leather



Greg is a seasoned litigator with a substantial practice in commercial litigation, making him a trusted advisor for many of Australia's well-known corporations.


With a career spanning over 30 years, Greg's nuanced understanding of commercial law, paired with his expertise in telecommunications, securities & financing, and mergers & acquisitions, positions him uniquely to offer both strategic and holistic legal services to clients.

If you are in need of a Commercial Litigation Lawyer, contact our team below.

Justin Carroll



Justin is a commercial disputes partner and has practised in the Middle East, the UK and Australia.  Justin’s practice focuses mainly on public and professional liability, insurance coverage issues, defamation, property damage and engineering claims.  

Justin has acted for clients in state and federal court proceedings in Australia as well as in arbitral proceedings under the ICC, LCIA and DIAC rules.   


Justin’s clients include insurers and insureds, litigation funders, company directors, professionals and small and medium businesses. 


Special Counsel

Gosia Klus

Isabella Orlic - Commercial Litigation Lawyer


Isabella Orlic



Julie Mehrdawi

Yianni van Gelder - Commercial Litigation Lawyer


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Our Approach

At BlackBay Lawyers, our purpose is to empower our clients to overcome their legal challenges with confidence that not only achieve positive results but also foster growth, innovation, and success


We do this by providing exceptional legal solutions that combine the expertise of the best legal talent with cutting-edge technology. Our team is comprised of specialists in Commercial, Regulatory, Employment, and Defamation Litigation.


We are dedicated to delivering the highest level of service in a holistic manner.

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Commercial Litigation FAQ

Commercial Litigation Lawyer FAQ

  1. What is commercial litigation? Commercial litigation encompasses disputes arising in the business context, including breach of contract, partnership/joint venture disputes, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, and shareholder issues.

  2. How does BlackBay Lawyers stand out in commercial litigation? At BlackBay Lawyers, we blend traditional legal expertise with modern solutions. Our seasoned litigators employ a pragmatic approach, focusing on strategic, efficient outcomes that prioritize our clients' commercial interests.

  3. When should I consider hiring a commercial litigation lawyer? The moment you anticipate or encounter a business dispute, it's wise to consult with a commercial litigation lawyer. Early intervention can help prevent escalation and protect your business interests.

  4. What's the difference between arbitration and litigation? Litigation involves resolving disputes in court with a judge, while arbitration is a private method of dispute resolution outside of courts, overseen by an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators.

  5. Can BlackBay Lawyers assist in matters that cross state or international boundaries? Yes. Our team has expertise in handling multi-jurisdictional disputes and is well-versed in the complexities of cross-border litigation.

  6. How do you determine your fees for a commercial litigation case? At BlackBay Lawyers, we believe in transparency. Our fee structure is communicated upfront and is based on hourly rates.

  7. What information should I provide during our initial consultation? It's helpful to provide any contracts, communications, and other relevant documents, along with a summary of the dispute and any actions taken to date.

  8. How long does a typical commercial litigation case take? The duration varies based on case complexities, the parties involved, and the court's schedule. While some matters may resolve in a few months, others can take years. We aim to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively, balancing speed with strategic outcomes.

  9. Can BlackBay Lawyers help me avoid litigation? Absolutely. Our first approach is always to explore non-litigious solutions, such as mediation or negotiation. Our goal is to achieve your objectives while minimizing risk and costs.

  10. Are there any industries or sectors BlackBay Lawyers specializes in within commercial litigation? BlackBay Lawyers possesses broad expertise in commercial litigation across various industries. Whether you operate in technology, finance, retail, or any other sector, we're equipped to support and guide you.

  11. What's the importance of 'discovery' in litigation? Discovery is the process where parties exchange relevant information and documents. It's crucial as it shapes the strategies we deploy and aids in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each side's case.

  12. Can BlackBay Lawyers assist with appeals if I'm unsatisfied with a court judgment? Yes, our team is experienced in appellate work and can guide you through the complexities of the appeals process, assessing the viability and strategy for appeal.

Our expertise. 
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Make an enquiry

If you are looking for an experienced and expert litigation team to handle your commercial dispute, trust us to provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to achieve a positive outcome. Contact BlackBay Lawyers today to schedule a consultation.

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