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Commercial Law

The Firm

At BlackBay, litigation is not just a complex legal challenge; it's an opportunity to redefine your competitive edge. Our elite team of litigators brings unparalleled expertise to navigate the most complex disputes across commercial, employment, intellectual property, defamation and regulatory arenas. Each case is an execution of precision strategy, tailor-made to safeguard your interests and propel your business forward.

With BlackBay Lawyers, you're not just hiring legal representation; you're aligning with a powerhouse determined to deliver superior outcomes. Our proactive stance on risk management and our relentless advocacy in the courtroom set us apart. We're more than your lawyers; we're your strategic partners, equipping you with the foresight and resilience to navigate the ever-evolving legal and commercial landscape.


"I am incredibly impressed with BlackBay Lawyers' expertise. 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.

Client Quote, Chambers APAC

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Our Litigation Team 

Our team of litigation lawyers boasts decades of combined experience, securing numerous successful outcomes in the legal arena. Under our leadership, we've established one of Australia's most distinguished groups of litigation lawyers, renowned for their expertise and results in complex litigation & disputes.

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 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 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


Yianni van Gelder

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.

Commercial Litigation Lawyer Team in Action

Practice Area - Litigation & Disputes

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Founded in 2022, BlackBay Lawyers has rapidly ascended to become one of Australia's most respected litigation law firms, carving out a reputation for aggressively navigating complex litigation and disputes across all business scales and sectors. Our approach is not just tailored; it's ruthlessly strategic, designed to achieve your objectives through decisive legal action. Our elite team, renowned for their expertise, manages disputes in commercial, employment, IP, defamation, and regulatory arenas.



Contact our experienced team today

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Litigation FAQ

Common FAQs about Litigation

What is litigation?  Litigation is the process of resolving disputes by filing or answering a complaint through the public court system. In simpler terms, it's the act of taking legal action against another party to enforce or defend a legal right.

What types of cases do your litigation lawyers handle?  Our firm handles a wide array of litigation cases, including but not limited to commercial disputes, intellectual property infringement, employment issues, contractual disagreements, employment litigation, and corporate litigation.

How do I know if I need a litigation lawyer?  If you are facing a dispute that may involve legal proceedings or if you've been served with legal papers, it's crucial to seek the advice of a litigation attorney to understand your rights and options.

What should I expect during the litigation process?  The litigation process typically begins with an investigation, followed by pleadings, discovery, pre-trial proceedings, potential settlement or trial, and possibly an appeal. The process can vary in length and complexity depending on the case.

How long does a lawsuit typically take?  The duration of a lawsuit can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case, the jurisdiction, the court's schedule, and whether the case is settled out of court or goes to trial.

Will my case go to trial?  Many cases are settled out of court before reaching trial. Our attorneys will work towards a resolution that aligns with your best interests, whether that's through negotiation or in the courtroom.

What are the costs associated with litigation? Costs can include attorney fees, court fees, charges for expert witnesses, and administrative expenses. We strive to provide a clear cost structure and will discuss this with you during our initial consultation.

Can I recover legal costs if I win my case? In some cases, the court may order the losing party to pay the winning party's legal fees. However, this is not guaranteed and is dependent on the specifics of your case and the applicable laws.

What is alternative dispute resolution?  Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to methods like mediation or arbitration used to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom. ADR can be a faster, less formal, and often less expensive way to resolve disputes.

How do I start the litigation process with your firm?  To initiate the litigation process, please contact us to schedule a consultation. During this meeting, we'll discuss the specifics of your situation, potential strategies, and the next steps.

Our expertise. 
Your call. 

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Arrange a consultation with the BlackBay Lawyers Litigation team.

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