Major Disputes

ContactsJames Cudmore, Adam Rosser

We have an enviable reputation for conducting and winning the difficult, and often urgent, commercial disputes. We excel in disputes which have difficult legal or factual issues, or large amounts of evidence.

In our experience, the size of a law firm is no indicator of success in major commercial disputes.  We take pride in coming up against some of the largest law firms in Australia in Courts throughout Australia, and achieving success. 

We also take pride in the outcomes we achieve.  For example, we obtained an injunction from the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia in a complex tax investigation. We achieved a $20 million judgment against Ford Motor Company within 12 weeks of commencing complex litigation in the Federal Court. We have been completely successful in a commercial tax dispute in a matter that ran in the Federal Court for six years and in which our client faced an exposure of more than $70 million.

We conduct disputes based on trade practices and consumer protection, including dealing with the ACCC.  We have regularly represented clients in investigations conducted by government investigators in a number of different fields. 

We regularly receive referrals from senior barristers, and have worked extensively with senior counsel throughout Australia.

An eminent senior counsel has written about our firm:

'It is always a pleasure to be retained by a firm adhering to the highest standards of practice and delivery of legal services, and for that reason, Cosoff Cudmore Knox are my favourite Adelaide firm.  To my experience, the principals lead by example a dedicated and contented legal and support staff.  I have found the firm efficient and timely.  Briefs are in perfect order and the staff work as a team.  They are both responsive to the client’s needs and are anticipatory in protecting and furthering their interests.'