Practical Law Australia Dispute Resolution covers all aspects of litigation both in the Federal Court and State and Territory Courts. Our expertly drafted practice notes, standard documents and checklists take you through all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation strategy to appeal and enforcement of judgments.

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Run a case from start to finish

Refer to our comprehensive step-by-step guides for everything you need to know about resolving a dispute, from pre-litigation strategy through to appeal and enforcement of judgments.

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Get up to speed quickly

Whether you're filing an application for an injunction or double checking the current law on limitation of actions, Practical Law helps you find all the information you need within seconds.

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Feel confident knowing that all your resources reflect current Federal Court practice, including changes to expert evidence rules and guidelines, class action laws and the use of technology in the court room.

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Conduct a matter with confidence

Ensure you don't miss any steps with checklists and templates for every stage of litigation. Plus, familiarise yourself with less common processes, including bias applications and contempt applications.


Dispute Resolution has you covered in the following key areas of law


Our team

Meet the in-house legal writers who create and maintain our Dispute Resolution resources.

Ian Wylie

Ian Wylie practised as a partner in Norton Rose Fulbright followed by Ashurst for 16 years, then as a barrister at the New South Wales Bar for 11 years. He has experience in a range of industry sectors advising on dispute resolution management and strategy, and appearing in regulatory investigations and competition and consumer protection, intellectual property and other commercial litigation.

Laura Hawes

Laura Hawes has more than 10 years' experience in litigation and dispute resolution, having developed particular expertise in insolvency and restructuring. Prior to joining Practical Law Australia, Laura practised for over eight years at Clayton Utz. Laura has acted in a broad range of matters including complex commercial and corporations law proceedings, insolvency administrations, property and body corporate disputes, breach of contract claims, shareholder actions and employment disputes.

Nadia Janisz

Nadia Janisz has over 15 years' experience in dispute resolution, gained in both private practice and in-house roles. Nadia practised at a large law firm for 10 years acting for large corporate clients nationally and internationally, before moving in-house to work as legal counsel at a global consumer goods company. She has strong experience in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution with a particular specialisation in Competition and Consumer Act issues.

"Our team of legal writers, with recent practice experience, have created a tiered service of interlinked practice notes, checklists and precedents to assist lawyers, from junior solicitors to senior partners and barristers, in resolving disputes and conducting litigation from start to finish. Nothing else combines clear, practical and tactical know-how with distilled, but where useful, detailed legal analysis, all immediately clickable to the primary sources."
Ian Wylie Ian Wylie, Head of Dispute Resolution

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Featured Resource Toolkit: Security for costs Litigation is expensive and time consuming, and is sometimes pursued by parties who lack the resources or inclination to pay the other side's costs if they lose. This toolkit provides know-how resources to enable a respondent to test the means and resolve of a claimant, obtain some security for the costs incurred in the litigation, and prevent the claim proceeding if that security is not provided, including: Practice note: Security for costs Standard document: Application for security for costs Standard document: Lawyer's affidavit to support application Download now Security for Costs

Litigation is expensive and time consuming, and is sometimes pursued by parties who lack the resources or inclination to pay the other side's costs if they lose.

This toolkit provides know-how resources to enable a respondent to test the means and resolve of a claimant, obtain some security for the costs incurred in the litigation, and prevent the claim proceeding if that security is not provided, including:


  • Practice note: Security for costs
  • Standard document: Application for security for costs
  • Standard document: Lawyer's affidavit to support application