Best Hooper recognises that the objectives and priorities of parties involved in litigation can differ widely. Sometimes parties seek a speedy negotiated settlement. At other times, parties seek to litigate their disputes using all resources at their disposal to achieve the best possible results.

Our Expertise

Our dispute resolution team of commercial litigation lawyers has extensive experience in all types of disputes, ranging from small Magistrates’ Court matters to large Supreme Court disputes worth many millions. We also practice in the Federal jurisdictions.

We have represented litigants in high profile cases and, in each case, we develop and pursue strategies which best suit our clients’ instructions and needs.

Our commercial litigation lawyers assist in all stages involved in the process including pre-litigation advice, negotiations, mediations and court and tribunal appearances.

All of our commercial litigation lawyers are qualified to appear in all jurisdictions in Victoria, including:

  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and other tribunals such as the Building Appeals Board
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria and Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
  • High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates’ Court

Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Jim Robinson

Principal Lawyer

Dispute resolution, Personal and Corporate Insolvency, Wills and Probate Disputes, Administrative Law, Health and Aged Care Law

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Andrew Kaspen

Principal Lawyer

Andrew has been in practice since 1994. He specialises in dispute resolution and acts for a wide range of corporate clients, municipal councils and individual clients.

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Matthew Francke

Principal Lawyer

Dispute resolution and Civil Litigation, Land Use Law, Building and Property Litigation, Compulsory Land Acquisition and Compensation

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Rose Maina


Rose commenced practice in January 2013 and has brought with her broad experience in property related disputes and commercial litigation, having conducted matters in both State and Federal jurisdictions.

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