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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

Trusts & the Doctrine of Merger: Can a trust exist where the sole beneficiary and sole trustee of a trust are the same person?

In Adamstoun Holdings Pty Ltd v Brogue Tableau Pty Ltd (‘Adamstoun’), the Western Australian Court of Appeal considered the rationale for the extinguishment of a trust where a sole beneficiary becomes the …

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Bennett sponsors Notre Dame Law Students’ Society (NDLSS) Senior Moot Grand Final

On Monday 22 April 2024, Bennett sponsored the Notre Dame Law Students’ Society (NDLSS) Senior Moot Grand Final competition. The Senior Mooting Competition is one of the most well-known and prestigious competitions …

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Bennett’s Baristas and Solicitors – Fostering Connections and Community

On 23 February 2024,  Bennett Solicitors hosted another series of our renowned event, “Baristas and Solicitors.” This unique gathering provided a refreshing environment, offering our younger lawyers an informal platform to forge …

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