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Litigation and Risk Management

Chamberlains acts for major corporate entities and private individuals to resolve complex and sensitive disputes. Chamberlains has a large litigation team in the ACT offering accessible and practical solutions in across most commercial litigation areas. We are a leading firm in litigation and new technologies.

Commercial Disputes

Chamberlains acts for both applicants and respondents in an array of commercial disputes including contractual interpretation, commercial negotiation, settlements and debt recovery. When a dispute arises our team is highly experiences in providing practical and economic solutions.

Commercial & Insurance Litigation

Rory’s principal practice is in dispute resolution with a focus on commercial and insurance litigation. Rory has acts for major Australian insurers, Federal and State governments and local companies in the resolution of complex and sensitive disputes.

General Liability

The team has significant experience in general liability involving solicitors, medical professionals and company directors, and regularly acts for major insurers and the Commonwealth on multi party matters and cross contribution claims.

Professional Indemnity

Chamberlains acts for plaintiffs and defendants in indemnity matters for professional advisors, lawyers and doctors.

CTP and Dual Insurance Claims

Rory is recognised for developing innovative options for major insurers in the recovery of CTP and dual insurance claims and is pioneering the development of a whole of risk response to litigation claims in Canberra.

Risk Management

Chamberlains risk management service allows clients to understand early risk and to manage their businesses into the future. Our team is well versed in undertaking risk management reviews to identify and evaluate procedures to avoid or minimise the impact of risk on your business.

Class Actions and Litigation Funded Solutions

Class actions are claims brought on behalf of potentially large numbers of individuals to resolve a single dispute. Chamberlains will work with claimants to bring claims and resolve disputes using technology and systems developed specifically to make the claim process as smooth as possible.

Chamberlains is the only ACT law firm with significant funded matters. We are able to handle disputes where third party funding or class management is required.

Our current class actions:

www.appcoclassaction.com.au

Our Experts

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Stipe Vuleta

Director | Litigation – Insolvency & Risk Management

E  stipe.vuleta@chamberlains.com.au
P  +61 2 6215 9100
M  +61 499 977 433

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Stipe is a leading insolvency and reconstruction lawyer specialising in project litigation. Outside traditional legal services Stipe’s passion is technology to be more efficient for clients and support the community sector.

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Rory Markham

Director | Litigation – Employment and Risk Management

E  rory.markham@chamberlains.com.au
P  +61 2 6215 9100
M  +61 430 716 544

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Rory’s principal practice is in dispute resolution with a focus on commercial and insurance litigation. Rory has acted for major Australian insurers, Federal and State governments and local companies in the resolution of complex and sensitive disputes.

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Nilanka Goonetillake

Associate | Litigation

E  nilanka.goonetillake@chamberlains.com.au
P  +61 2 6215 9100
M  +61 477 692 650

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Nilanka is an associate in our Litigation and Risk Management Team. She specialises in intellectual property disputes and building and construction disputes.

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Sayward Brest

Associate | Litigation

E  sayward.brest@chamberlains.com.au
P  +61 2 6215 9100
M  +61 499 988 814

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Sayward specialises in insolvency and commercial litigation with a focus on commercial outcomes, as well as operating a niche equine legal services practice.

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Madeleine Harrington

Lawyer | Litigation

E  madeleine.harrington@chamberlains.com.au
P  +61 2 6215 9100
M  +61 499 949 749

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Madeleine specialises in running complex litigation in the Magistrates, Supreme and Federal Courts including insurance, employment, construction, contracting, and commercial matters.

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Katherine Stapels

Lawyer | Litigation

E  katherine.stapels@chamberlains.com.au
P  +61 2 6215 9100
M  +61 499 990 433

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Katherine is a litigation lawyer specialising in Securitisation, Commercial Recovery, Insolvency, Reconstruction and Turnaround Advice, Asset Protection Advice, Building and Construction matters and Employment-related matters.

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Malena Bruessel

Graduate Lawyer | Litigation

E  malena.bruessel@chamberlains.com.au
P  +61 2 6215 9100
M  +61 499 902 257

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Malena is a graduate of law in the UK, and has worked for the UN in Switzerland at the International Law Commission. She is undertaking studies to be admitted in the ACT and plans to specialise in employment law, litigation and class actions.

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