Commercial Litigation

Establishing and maintaining successful business ties is essential, yet they can occasionally become complex and unpredictable. Collaborate with a legally experienced team with a commercial focus to help you manage and resolve any conflicts.

Get The Representation You Need In A Commerical Dispute


What Is Commercial Litigation?

Commercial litigation is a type of dispute resolution process in which two or more parties take legal action against each other to resolve a disagreement or dispute related to a commercial transaction.

This can include disputes over contracts, business relationships, intellectual property, and other business matters. The goal of commercial litigation is to reach an equitable resolution that is satisfactory to all parties involved.

Benefits of Working With a Commercial Litigator

Dispute Resolution

When a disagreement arises, our commercial litigation lawyers can provide you with multiple means to manage the situation. Common methods of resolution include mediation and arbitration. Our primary goal is to facilitate a solution that is mutually beneficial to all parties involved and circumvent the need to initiate any legal action.

Legal Representation

It is usually not wise to approach a legal dispute unaccompanied by a commercial litigation lawyer. Our litigation lawyers possess the skills and knowledge required to confront the intricacies of the law, as well as represent you in court to make your case. Additionally, we can shield you and your business from any ill-advised actions.

Handle Business Legality

Our commercial litigation lawyers can help you create your business documents in accordance with the law. We can also provide counsel on any potential legal violations and guide you in protecting yourself and your company from potential fraud and future legal issues. If any of these scenarios were to arise, our professionals are here to assist.


Commercial Disputes We Can Help You With

Our commercial litigation team are equipped to provide guidance and help with the following disputes.

Our experienced team of litigation lawyers will provide you with the best advice available and represent your interests in court. We take pride in our ability to listen to your needs and strive to give you the best service possible. Our lawyers are committed to helping you win your case, so book your free 30-minute initial consultation to discuss your case today.

No Obligation Case Evaluation

Our lawyers have extensive experience dealing with breach of contract disputes. We can help you review and interpret contracts, negotiate terms, and protect your rights in court.

Our litigation lawyers are experienced in resolving disputes related to construction projects, including contract disputes, delays, defects, and cost overruns. We will review the situation and provide advice that is tailored to your needs.

Our team of litigation lawyers can help you recover any unpaid debts. We will review the situation, advise on the best course of action, and represent your interests in court if necessary.

We can help you protect your rights if you have been the victim of misleading or deceptive conduct. We will review your situation, advise on the best course of action, and represent your interests in court if necessary.

We can help you resolve disputes related to Australian Consumer Law, including false or misleading representations, unconscionable conduct, and product safety issues. We will review the situation and provide advice that is tailored to your needs.

Our experienced team of litigation lawyers can help protect your intellectual property rights from infringement or misuse. We will review the situation, advise on the best course of action, and represent your interests in court if necessary.

Our team can help you resolve disagreements between partners in a fair and timely manner. We will work closely with you to understand the situation and provide legal advice that is tailored to your needs.

Our lawyers are experienced in professionally resolving disputes between shareholders. We will work closely with you to ensure that all parties are treated fairly and that any agreements are legally binding.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

We are experienced in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and arbitration. We can provide advice on the best course of action, and represent your interests during the ADR process.

Our Team

Meet Our Commercial Litigation Team


Legal Practice Director / Principle

Wayne Davis

Wayne Davis is the principal solicitor, legal practice director of the firm, and leads the litigation team.  Wayne has an LLB, and GDLP and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.  Wayne is a debt recovery, litigation, and insolvency professional.

Education & Certifications


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Don’t believe everything you think

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Damon Laffin

Damon has been in the legal industry for approximately eight (8) years. Damon is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Damon has undertaken further study and obtain a Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Commercial Litigation. Between 2021 and 2023, Damon created and hosted the Young Lawyer Podcast. Damon is a member of the Noosa Chambers of Commerce.

Education & Certifications

Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Commercial Litigation

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‘Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own’ – Bruce Lee

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Law Clerk

Laylah Toovey

I am currently in my final year of completing my Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the University of the Sunshine Coast. I have worked with Stonegate Legal for three years, and within this time I have acquired a broad range of knowledge and experience across a diverse range of matters.

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I am dedicated to supporting our senior team members, and achieving positive results for our clients

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Senior Paralegal

Stacey Harvey

I have been apart of the team at Stonegate Legal for 2 years now but have worked within the industry for over 20 years, having extensive knowledge of the legal processes Australia wide and specializing in Claims, Default Judgments, enforcement action and bankruptcy. I have spent a large portion of my career as a senior paralegal and was responsible for the performance and management of a team of paralegals and an administration department for many years.  The first 18 years of my tenure, I worked for one of Brisbane’s largest debt collection companies where I managed large portfolios of debt for councils, schools, government departments, insurance companies along with purchased debt from various banks, utilities, and other credit providers.

Education & Certifications

Justice of the Peace, Certificate III in Office Business Administration

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Stay positive, work hard, make it happen

Areas of Interest

Commercial Litigation

Who We Can Help

At Stonegate Legal, we provide legal advice and representation to businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals who are involved in commercial litigation disputes. Our lawyers have extensive experience in handling a wide range of commercial disputes, from breach of contract claims to intellectual property infringement. We understand the complexities of resolving business disputes and will work diligently to ensure your rights are protected.

Our lawyers are committed to providing strategic advice and representation that is tailored to your specific needs. We will work with you to develop a comprehensive strategy for resolving your dispute as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A commercial litigation lawyer helps to resolve commercial disputes, such as: breach of contract, construction disputes, debtor/creditor disputes, misleading & deceptive conduct, Australian Consumer Law disputes, intellectual property disputes, partnership disputes, product liability, and/or shareholder disputes.

Any breach of a contract, building and construction disputes, debtor/creditor debt disputes, misleading & deceptive conduct matters, Australian Consumer Law disputes, intellectual property disputes (copyright, trademark), partnership disputes, product liability, and/or shareholder disputes

Business and/or commercial litigation is essentially the attempt to resolve a dispute which arises from a business or commercial setting. Businesses sometimes encounter problems and/or disagreements, and we simply try to resolve those disputes.

Commercial litigation is the attempt to resolve commercial disputes. Civil litigation is the broad term used to describe all non-criminal / family litigation, and can include non-personal disputes such as Property damage, Defamation, Negligence, Insurance disputes, Estate litigation, Nuisance & Trespass, and Administrative reviews / appeals.

It is important to engage with a commercial litigation lawyer as soon as possible when you are faced with a dispute. A lawyer can provide you with the legal advice and representation you need to successfully navigate the complexities of your dispute, and help protect your rights and interests.

Stonegate Legal’s commercial litigators provide a range of dispute resolution services, including pre-litigation advice, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and court proceedings.

A business dispute is a disagreement between two or more parties about a matter related to commercial activities. Business disputes can arise from contractual disagreements, intellectual property infringement, and other issues related to business operations.

It depends on the nature of the dispute and how it is being resolved. In some cases, a dispute can be resolved through negotiation, mediation or arbitration without ever going to court. However, if these methods are unsuccessful, court proceedings may be necessary. Your commercial litigation lawyer will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your specific dispute.

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