North Quarter Lane Chambers is a market leader in commercial law. Our members include a large number of Queen’s Counsel and Junior Counsel recognised as leading practitioners in commercial litigation in Queensland and Australia.
Many of our members are ranked as leading barristers in Doyle’s Guide for commercial litigation.
Our members advise and act for clients in all areas of commercial law including the following.
Banking, Financial Services and Securities
Our members act and advise in relation to banking, financial services and securities disputes. They regularly advise and act for large and medium size Australian banks, the full spectrum of financial institutions (including mortgage providers, credit unions and private equity companies) and for companies and individuals. See our “Banking” page.
Company and Partnership Law
Our members act and advise in company, partnership and association disputes in a wide range of industries including mining, property and development, health, not-for-profit, banking, and building and construction.
Competition and Consumer Law
Our members act and advise in a range of competition, trade practices, and consumer law disputes, including anti-competitive conduct, cartel provisions, misuse of market power and exclusive dealing practices and disputes under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (formerly the Trade Practices Act) and the Australian Consumer Law, including misleading or deceptive conduct cases. Our members act for regulatory bodies (such as Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Queensland Competition Authority), regulated businesses, corporate defendants and directors and other officers of such corporations.
Our members act and advise in a range of commercial contract and quasi-contract disputes. They have experience in obtaining or resisting a variety of remedies (including damages, restitution, specific performance, injunctions and declarations) in a wide range of disputes.
Our members advise and act in relation to all disputes associated with trusts and fiduciary obligations.
Energy and Natural Resources
Our members act and advise in disputes across the mining, electricity, renewables and oil and gas sectors. Our members regularly appear in the Supreme Court of Queensland, Land Court and Planning and Environment Court for ASX listed energy and resources companies, contractors, government at all levels, regulators and traders.