Successful Cases over the past 5 Years:
Chinese investors (“Shareholder A”) and an Australian Company (“Shareholder B”) formed a new company (“Company C”) in 2012 to develop a piece of land in the State of New South Wales (“the Project”). After Company C purchased the land in New South Wales, there were disputes between the shareholders A and B in relation to the purposes of the development and distribution of profits and losses. The disputes forced the Project to stop for months. Shareholder B commenced legal proceedings against Shareholder A in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. We represented Shareholder A to put on Defence and to make Cross-Claims against Shareholder B. After successful mediation and further negotiations, the parties reached a settlement and the proceedings were dismissed. Thereafter, we also helped Shareholder A to purchase the land successfully.
Ms Zhang and Mr Liang married about 5 years ago. Soon after the marriage, Ms Zhang found that she was suffering from cancer. She contacted us to make a will to give whole of her estate to the daughter from her first marriage. Before they got married, Mr Liang, also transferred all his properties to the son from his first marriage. After the marriage, Ms Zhang and Mr Liang lived together in the house solely owned by Ms Zhang but Mr Liang did not provide love and care to Ms Zhang. When her condition deteriorated, Mr Liang forced Ms Zhang to make another will in his favour in another law firm. Ms Zhang passed away two years ago. Her daughter instructed us to apply for Probate at the Supreme Court of New South Wales. However, her step father, Mr Liang challenged the will and also made an application to take her estate including the house. We successfully obtained Probate for the daughter who was successful in obtaining the estate of Ms Zhang including the house.
A will-known company (“Company G”) was sued for infringement of copyright by its competitor in the Federal Court of Australia. It was alleged that Company G infringed their copyright for using similar or same pictures and texts for the similar products on the website. After mediation, we successfully defended for Company G and prove that Company G had not infringed their copyright and that Company G had not caused loss or damages to the competitor. The competitor withdrew the proceedings and paid Company G’s legal costs.
Due to congested traffic in a car park, two drivers got into a serious dispute. The disputed started with course languages used against each other. Soon the parties came out from the vehicles and pushed each other’s bodies. Driver A threatened Driver B by taking out a “weapon” from the boot of his car. Driver B tried to run away and he reported to the Police afterwards. The Police charged Driver A illegal possession of weapons and assault in the Local Court. We acted for Driver A. We subpoenaed car park for the video recording. We were successful in defending for Driver A as we were able to prove to the Court that Driver A had used reasonable force to protect himself and that he had not caused any harm to the other driver. Driver A was found not guilty of the offences charged.