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Cooper Grace Ward

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Respected Brisbane practice, active on behalf of several of Australia's leading companies across a broad range of disputes, generally involving a significant Queensland connection, though the group is also experienced in the handling of superior court litigation in both New South Wales and Victoria. In addition to mandates affecting major players in the consumer goods, financial services and technology industries, the team is increasingly active on behalf of high net worth and other publicly prominent individuals, and often also of their associated family trusts. It is also well known for advising clients on their interaction with official commissions of inquiry.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Rocco Russo is admired for his "broad-based practice," generally takes the lead on key mandates and is widely acknowledged to be "one of the leading litigators in Queensland." In addition to being "a very smart lawyer who knows his stuff and does terrific work," he stands out for "extraordinary client care skills," one source reporting: "He understands customer service, makes sure that you understand the risks and the proposed solution, and takes the time to gain all the the background knowledge needed to make the matter successful."

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Overview

Cooper Grace Ward’s litigators are known for their strategic, commercial and practical approach. The team builds relationships with clients to run cases in a way that suits their situation and resources. Often that involves resolving disputes through negotiation outside the court process. Other times – where their clients want to run cases to trial - their commercial litigation lawyers have the experience, expertise and resources to strongly represent their interests.

Cooper Grace Ward is one of the largest commercial litigation law firms in Brisbane, as such, they handle all types of disputes and legal representation including:

  • business disputes and litigation​complex commercial litigation
  • construction disputes and litigation
  • corporate and regulatory litigation
  • crisis situations
  • debt recovery
  • defamation
  • insolvency         
  • intellectual property protection and infringement
  • international and cross-jurisdiction litigation
  • investigations by statutory authorities and commissions of inquiry
  • mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • professional liability cases
  • property and leasing disputes
  • security enforcement and banking litigation
  • taxation disputes
  • wills and estate litigation.



Dispute Resolution Department

Cooper Grace Ward

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Department location

Level 21, 400 George Street

Brisbane

Queensland

Australia

QLD 4000

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Dispute Resolution


Rocco Russo
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