Litigation Lawyers Gold Coast

Hickey Lawyers’ Dispute Resolution and Litigation team encompasses a full range of cost-effective solutions and best possible dispute resolution. 

Our Gold Coast-based commercial litigation team brings together highly skilled and experienced lawyers in litigation and dispute resolution to ensure you get the best outcome.  

Hickey Lawyers’ litigators have a proven track record and a continued commitment to approaching each commercial dispute from a professional, practical and strategic approach. What this ensures is that, whether acting in your personal capacity or on your behalf of your business, we build a relationship that is founded on a commercial understanding that aligns with our client’s objectives.  

Hickey Lawyers is one of the largest commercial litigation law firms on the Gold Coast. We offer litigation and dispute resolution services including:  

  • Complex commercial litigation 
  • Insolvency  
  • Bankruptcy 
  • Debt recovery 
  • Defamation  
  • False or misleading representations 
  • Director and shareholder disputes 
  • Partnership dispute  
  • Joint venture disputes  
  • Building and construction disputes  
  • Professional negligence  
  • Employment disputes 
  • Property and leasing disputes 
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution 

We are available to discuss your commercial law or business concerns and provide you with confidential advice. Contact us for a consultation today.

Why choose Hickey Lawyers?

Scott Eustace heads our Commercial Litigation division, brining specialist knowledge and experience, as well as a proactive and direct approach to the firm.  

As one of the leading commercial law firms on the Gold Coast, our litigators are able to draw upon the expertise of our firm’s property and commercial teams in order to ensure that our advice is tailored and account for all aspects of the dispute at hand.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team

Our litigators have experience across a broad range of matters, with cases ranging in size from Tribunal cases through to complex and high-profile Supreme Court and Federal Court litigation. 

Importantly, not all disputes need to be litigated and sometimes can be settled through negotiation and mediation. Our team offers a breadth of commercial knowledge and business know-how, meaning that our clients are provided with complete advice and a cost-effective option in alternative dispute resolution to manage their matter.

Commercial Litigation

Our team has a continued practice of representing both individuals and businesses across a wide array of commercial disputes. By having a team with a diverse range of expertise, we are able to adapt to the nature and complexity of the dispute presented, thus ensuring that our clients are given appropriate advice that aligns with our client’s interests.

Defamation & Media Law

Our litigation team brings decades of experience in bringing claims for defamation and defences against defamation cases.


Our experience in this sector includes advising company directors, company shareholders, creditors, insolvency practitioners and individuals.


Scott Eustace


B.Bus (Accy), LL.B (Hons), LL.M - Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation and Nationally Accredited Mediator.

Scott is a Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team at Hickey Lawyers.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

Damien Hodgson

Special Counsel

LL.B – Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation

Damien specialises in commercial litigation, and planning law.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

Suzanna Costello



Suzanna is an Associate in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution team.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

Callum Viel


LL.B (Hons), B.Com (Econ)

Callum is a Solicitor within the Litigation and Dispute Resolution division at Hickey Lawyers.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

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