Australia: Litigation 2017

The research has flagged up 15 leading litigation experts for their skills in dispute resolution both advising clients and representing them at the highest levels of court in Australia.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Michael Hales Minterellison, Perth
2. Guy Foster Allens, Sydney
3. Colin Loveday Clayton Utz, Sydney

ALLENS achieves three listings for its leading litigation practice which includes one of the most highly regarded individuals in our research.
Guy Foster is one of Australia’s foremost litigators. He has a respected client base that includes corporations, public bodies and banks and is well-respected in the market.
The exceptional James Morrison is a recognised leader in dispute resolution and a great strategist.
Peter O'Donahoo specialises in large cross-border disputes and receives accolades for his skills as a litigator.

Leading home-grown firm CLAYTON UTZ achieves three listings.
The internationally renowned Colin Loveday is listed for his skills in product liability litigation. His class action expertise and longstanding presence at the top of the market consolidate his position as “the best by a long way”.
Karen O'Flynn is esteemed for her insolvency litigation practice and is recognised as a market leader.
Ross Perrett has 30 years’ experience in major litigation in the corporate and commercial sphere. He has significant experience appearing before the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia.

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS sees two litigation experts listed.
Juliana Warner is recommended for her expertise in complex litigation including bet-the-company litigation for some of Australia’s foremost corporate entities.
Peter Butler is “a great operator” and a pre-eminent litigator who is recognised amongst his peers for his unflappability.

Two leaders from US powerhouse QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN are recognised.
Michael Mills is a superb strategist when it comes to complex litigation and is one of Australia’s leading authorities.
Michelle Fox is a go-to practitioner for corporations in largescale complex litigations including mass torts and class actions.

MINTERELLISON sees “highly impressive litigator” Michael Hales recognised as one of our most highly regarded practitioners. He receives plaudits from across the field of dispute resolution for his skill and determination in complex matters.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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