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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We are Western Australia’s leading litigation and dispute resolution firm. Our high performing team has the capability and experience to effectively handle the largest and most complex disputes.

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Corporate and Commercial Law

Our litigation experience means we know the common weaknesses in commercial contracts and agreements. That’s why our corporate and commercial teams are able deliver the most effective commercial outcomes for our clients.

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Intellectual Property

Our specialist intellectual property team collaborates with clients on the cutting edge in their respective fields to commercialise and protect their most valuable assets.

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Since its foundation in 2011, Bennett has been at the forefront of Western Australia's legal landscape.

Significant decisions

Mighty River’s challenge to the validity of a “holding” Deed of Company Arrangement was successfully opposed by Bennett's client Mineral Resources Limited.

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In the Rayney v The State of Western Australia defamation trial, Bennett successfully obtained for Mr Rayney a damages award totalling $1,777,235. This remains the second largest defamation payout ever awarded in Australia.

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Dr Jemma Green, co-founder and chairperson of Power Ledger, was awarded damages in the sum of $400,000 in her defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media Publications and one of its lead journalists for an article published in the Financial Review.

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Recent updates

Protected: Attention: Landlords assessing claims for COVID-19 Rent Relief

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Protected: The dangers of ‘greenwashing’: Claiming to be ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ may expose your business to liability for misleading or deceptive conduct

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Explainer: the result of the Palmer v McGowan defamation dispute

On 2 August, the defamation dispute between Clive Palmer and Premier Mark McGowan concluded, as Justice Lee of the Federal Court of Australia delivered his judgment. Palmer said McGowan defamed him; McGowan …

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Our awards