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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Practice Notes

Practice notes
Clear outlines that provide detailed legal analysis, along with practical and tactical know-how, fully referenced to primary sources.

Standard documents and clauses

Standard documents and clauses
Template documents for all stages in resolving a dispute, including letters, applications and orders.

Checklists

Checklists
Checklists are quick reference reminders of the practical and legal steps you need to follow on a matter.

Flowcharts

Flowcharts
Visual aids to clarify tricky areas of the law and outline procedural steps in resolving a dispute.


Why Practical Law Australia Dispute Resolution?

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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.



Our team

Meet our in-house team of expert legal writers who are 100% dedicated to creating and maintaining our Dispute Resolution resources.

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.

"Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution service provides litigators and insolvency practitioners with current, substantive law combined with practical, tactical and procedural guidance to assist in resolving a dispute or conducting a proceeding from start to finish. Our fully integrated practice notes, standard documents (including court documents), checklists and toolkits deliver clear and concise legal guidance, and are constantly kept up to date by our team of expert legal writers. Whether a junior solicitor or senior partner or barrister, you can act with confidence and save time in your day-to-day practice knowing that our resources reflect the latest legal developments."
Ian Wylie Laura Hawes,
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