Philosophy & Background
Established in 2002, HW Litigation was the first boutique commercial litigation firm in Queensland.
Our specialised team can assist in all facets of dispute resolution, risk management, negotiation, and Court action where appropriate..
Many law firms practice exclusively in commercial law and have no interest, nor the expertise, to become involved in commercial litigation.
LLB. Acc. Spec. (Com. Lit.) – Qld
Jonathon is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Federal and High Courts of Australia and has worked in the area of commercial litigation on the Gold Coast since 1996.
Jonathon is recognised by the Queensland Law Society as an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation with particular emphasis on property disputes. Jonathon has appeared in most of the Courts and Tribunals in Queensland, the Full Federal Court and the High Court of Australia. This has given Jonathon an intimate understanding of Court processes and the strategies involved in efficient and cost effective dispute resolution.
Jonathon has extensive experience in technical and complex contractual matters, land and property disputes, industrial relations, complex debt recoveries, body corporate disputes and general risk management.
EMMA ANDERSON (ASSOCIATE)
LLB. BA. GDip (Legal Prac)
Emma is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Federal and High Courts of Australia.
Emma acts in all types of commercial disputes, including contract disputes, commercial property disputes, building and construction disputes, body corporate matters, debt recovery and enforcement, and intellectual property disputes.
Emma was admitted as a solicitor in April 2012. Emma also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Communication and Relationship Studies and International Studies.
ANTONI BERARDONE (LAWYER)
LLB. GDip (Legal Prac)
Antoni is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Federal and High Courts of Australia, having previously spent a number of years in the Australian Army.
Antoni acts in all types of commercial disputes including contract disputes, commercial property disputes, building and construction disputes, body corporate matters, debt recovery and enforcement, and intellectual property disputes, with a particular passion for emerging businesses.
Antoni has significant experience in the establishment, and ongoing guidance, of start-up companies and is uniquely positioned to assist in the identification and mitigation of potential risks in this area.
LLB. BSc. LLM. Acc. Spec. (Com. Lit.) – Qld
Martin is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Federal and High Courts of Australia and has practised in commercial litigation for over 15 years.
Martin is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation and acts in all types of commercial disputes. Martin can provide specialised services in matters involving all forms of construction disputes and has assisted many local and national property developers, sub-contractors and home owners in resolving building contract issues.
Martin holds a Masters Degree in Intellectual Property Law and has gained experience in many forms of intellectual property disputes including trademarks, copyright and confidential information. Martin has spent a number of years working in London within the financial services sector. During this time Martin gained extensive experience with a variety of banking, investment and financial disputes. Martin has also acted in a number of taxation disputes regarding the application of the Goods and Services Tax.
Aleisha is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Federal and High Courts of Australia
Aleisha graduated from the Australian National University with Honours and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Business Management and Marketing.
Having practiced predominantly in commercial litigation on the Gold Coast since 2013, Aleisha has developed extensive experience in commercial and contractual disputes, building and construction litigation, property disputes, estate litigation, body corporate and community management disputes and varied complex personal and corporate insolvency matters.
Aleisha provides practical and straightforward advice with a strong focus on achieving a sensible, commercial outcome regardless of the complexity of the matter.
Kylie has extensive experience in the management of litigation files and the development of legal practices.
Kylie can assist with all account enquiries.