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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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Employment

Our employment team led by Stephen Kemp in conjunction with Nathan Ebbs and Martin Bennett act for ASX-listed entities, private companies, public sector employers and executive employees.

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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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Media and Defamation

We are the largest and most experienced specialist media and defamation law practice in Western Australia

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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

Bennett hosts modern digital warfare – what can we learn from the past?

The first Briefing event for Bennett saw clients and colleagues gather at Bennett’s boardroom for an captivating discussion led by Tom Jreige, former CEO of Adisyn and moderated by Principal Thaw Thaw …

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Official unveiling of our new artwork Ngurra

The first event of the year for Bennett was held on January 11th, where colleagues and clients welcomed to our offices overlooking the Swan River special guests and staff for the official …

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New rules for extra-territorial jurisdiction in Western Australia

The rules regarding service outside the jurisdiction are about to change for the Supreme Court of Western Australia. In a March notice to practitioners, the Chief Justice informed the profession that the …

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