About

For 50 years tens of thousands of clients, large and small, loaded and just solvent, have entrusted us to solve their problems. We love to find solutions without surprises to you along the way. 

We find solutions without breaking the bank.

Our ethos is to find a commercial and strategic solution to your problems in a cost conscious manner. We work to your objectives to deliver the best possible result. Our team is equally as adept at assisting you to avoid a dispute escalating to a court room as they are representing you in Court. 

We have represented clients all over Australia (and overseas) and regularly appear in all NSW and Federal Courts and Tribunals.

Team

Grant Butterfield

Grant Butterfield

Partner

Accredited Specialist - Advocacy

Grant is the Partner who leads our Dispute Resolution team and has done so since 1996.Grant’s practice focuses on the resolution of complex commercial, industrial and general disputes. He and his team acts for government and corporations large and sm...
Aaran Johnson

Aaran Johnson

Partner

Accredited Specialist - Commercial Litigation

Aaran is a Partner in Marsdens Law Group’s Dispute Resolution Department and is the Partner in charge of the Sydney office. Aaran together with his Partner, Grant Butterfield, manage our dispute resolution practice.Aaran holds Master of Laws Degree, ...
Bharath Balasubramanian

Bharath Balasubramanian

Associate

Bharath is an Associate in our Dispute Resolution team and specialises in litigation and dispute resolution, with particular experience of disputes involving Corporations, Contracts, Building and Construction, Bankruptcy and Insolvency and Wills and ...
Carly Walsh

Carly Walsh

Associate

Carly is an Associate in our Dispute Resolution Department working under Partner's Aaran Johnson and Grant Butterfield.Carly has a broad range of experience across a diverse range of litigious matters, including the areas of contracts, property, debt...
Simon Kumar

Simon Kumar

Solicitor

Simon Kumar joined Marsdens in 2015 and is a Solicitor practicing in Employment Law at our Campbelltown office.He has completed a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, and a Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management and Industr...
Joseph Leith

Joseph Leith

Solicitor

Joey is a Solicitor in Marsdens’ Dispute Resolution Department, and works out of the Sydney Office. He attended the University of Western Australia, where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science in 2011. He moved to New South Wales and...
Roland Blackstone

Roland Blackstone

Solicitor

Roland joined Marsdens Law Group in 2016, and is a solicitor in our Dispute Resolution Department working under Partner Grant Butterfield.Prior to his employment Roland worked for the NSW State Government as a communications officer, whilst completin...
Sam Abraham

Sam Abraham

Solicitor

Sam joined Marsdens in 2017 and is a Solicitor practicing in the Dispute Resolution Department at our Campbelltown office.Sam has completed a Bachelor of Medical Science and a Juris Doctor from the University of New South Wales. Prior to his legal ca...
Lindsey Roberts

Lindsey Roberts

Solicitor

Lindsey is a Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution Department. Lindsey joined Marsdens in November 2013 as a Law Clerk whilst she completed her studies.Lindsey obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Western Sydney University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal P...

FAQ

Are the parties under pressure to settle?

No. However, the court will welcome settlement negotiations to avoid unnecessary litigation if the parties can come to a settlement. The court has a duty to give ‘just, quick and cheap’ determinations on disputes. As an effect of this, courts may from time to time direct parties to engage in mediations or conciliation conferences to circumvent the need for litigation.

Do I have to be involved in the litigation should it go to court?

Should you receive a document produced by the court addressed to you, it is likely that you will have to take some action to fulfil the request or order of the court.

 

How long does litigation generally last through the court?

There is no definitive period of time a dispute may be before a court. The time frame for a matter to be heard before a Court will depend on the complexity of the claim or defence and volume of evidence needed to prosecute the claim or defence. This process can vary greatly and is usually timetabled by the court to ensure that the litigation processes in a timely manner.

Subject to the type of matter and which court it is being heard in, we can provide advice from experience as to the approximate duration, however, this maybe subject to change throughout the matter. In addition there is always the prospect of a matter being appealed after the first instance Judgment is delivered which can effect the length of time a matters requires to be brought to a final conclusion.

Reaching a settlement outside of court invariably avoids or reduces the need for lengthy, costly and distracting disputes before the court.

 

What do I do if I am faced with a dispute or a court matter?

Contact us on 02 4626 5077 and speak with one or our team, the first 15 minutes are free.

What do I do if I am served with court documents?

If ever you are served with court documents requiring you to comply with a direction of the court, or to respond to a claim, you should contact us as soon as possible. In most cases, if you receive court documents addressed to you, you will be required to act to comply with the courts request. This could vary from a court ordered request to provide evidence in person or by providing documents, filing a Defence to state your position against a claim and many other requests.

It is always important to obtain legal advice in situations where you are unsure of what you are required to do.