Dispute Resolution

For several years, the momentum has swung to resolving disputes outside the courts. When cases can only be resolved inside the courts, judges are taking a more interventionist role. They are seeking to guide both parties by narrowing the focus to the important issues as a means to greater efficiency and shorter hearings. This can work in favour of parties who have the right attitude and preparation.

Specialists On Your Side

Makinson d'Apice provides dispute resolution services that work vigorously and forcefully to protect our clients' interests. We have a team of accomplished and experienced professionals capable of handling disputes that range from simple debt recovery to large, multi-faceted litigation.

We provide clear guidance on complex and difficult decisions, such as when to negotiate and what terms to accept, what can be dealt with through alternative means of dispute resolution, when to litigate and what the risks are.

We also assist our clients to learn from the experience and provide them with strategies to minimise the risks of future disputes.

Our Clients
  • Businesses
  • Commercial insurers
  • Government departments
  • Listed corporations
  • Property developers
  • School authorities
  • Strata managers
  • The finance industry
  • Charities
  • Private individuals

Some of our clients:

  • Commercial (IP, Employment, Defamation, Contract)
    • AHG
    • PMP
    • Diocese of the Catholic Church in Australia
    • Catholic Systemic Schools
  • Debt Recovery
    • Parramatta CEO
    • NSW Department of Education
  • Discrimination
    • Diocese of the Catholic Church in Australia
    • Catholic Systemic Schools
    • NSW State Government Departments (such as the Department of Education)
  • Public Liability and Insurance
    • CCI
    • Boral Group of Companies
    • Acrow Formwork and Scaffolding
    • NSW State Government and its departments and agencies:
      • Department of Education
      • Sydney Water
      • Family and Community Services
      • Roads and Maritime Services
  • Institutional Abuse
    • Catholic Church
    • Family and Community Services
    • NSW Department of Education
    • Anglican Church
    • Private Schools
  • Government and Public Sector
    • NSW  State Government
      • Department of Education
      • FACS
    • Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
  • Inquests and Inquiries
    • Diocese of the Catholic Church in Australia
    • NSW Police Force
    • A variety of education institutions
  • Medical Negligence
    • CCI
    • Private Individuals
  • Protective Actions
    • NSW Police Force
Our Services
  • Administrative law issues
  • Commissions and inquiries
  • Construction disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Criminal
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Dust diseases claims
  • Employment disputes
  • Estate litigation
  • Injunctions
  • Insolvency issues
  • Insurance law issues
  • Intellectual property
  • Land and environment applications
  • Negligence claims
  • Property disputes including commercial leases
  • School-related litigation and disputes
  • Tribunal work