Proximity

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

A smart, practical and strategic approach that works.

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Our Experience

Proximity has unique litigation experience and has assisted organisations navigate some of their most complex, large-scale disputes.

We work with organisations – including as an embedded trusted advisor – to help manage litigated and non-litigated matters.

Our Advisors have specialist knowledge of through-life dispute resolution processes and have a clear eye for identifying uncertainty, risk (including reputational risk), efficiencies and cost.

Our expert team includes some of the most highly-regarded dispute resolution lawyers who have specialist expertise across a variety of legal areas.

Our lawyers are familiar with the many twists and turns of litigation and are adept at shaping focus to achieve whole-of-government strategic outcomes.

Skills and expertise

Our team has a proven track record working with organisations to identify areas of high risk, including identifying the commercial and legal drivers of a dispute.

Our team members are approachable, collegiate and skilled at working with you to deliver high-quality and strategic advice and assistance as you navigate disputes and litigation.

Our team has specific expertise across several niche areas including:

  • Alternative dispute resolution processes that proactively emphasise resolution
  • Defamation
  • Employment and related disputes including managing Fair Work, Australian Human Rights Commission and Sex Discrimination conciliations
  • Coronial Inquests, Inquiries and Royal Commissions
  • Managing large-scale, complex litigation including co-ordinating large-scale discovery and other document co-ordination and evidence retention exercises
  • Professional negligence including medical malpractice and directors and officers’ liability
  • Public liability including general negligence-type claims and historic sexual and other abuse claims
  • Work Health Saftey and major incident investigations and prosecutions

WinnerMy Business Awards2020

Professional Services Business of the Year

FinalistAustralian Financial Review

BOSS Best Places to Work List

Finalist2021

NewLaw Firm of the Year

Finalist2021

Employer of Choice

Finalist2021

Pro Bono Program of the Year

Finalist2021

Government Team of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Diversity Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

New Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Employer of Choice

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Pro Bono Program of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2017

Government Team of the Year

Finalist2017

Top 10 Procurement Consulting / Professional Services Companies

Finalist2017

ALPMA / Lexis Nexis Thought Leadership Awards

WinnerAustralasian Lawyer Magazine2016

Top 30 Innovative Firms of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2016

Australian Boutique Firm of the Year

WinnerAPAC Insider Legal Awards2015

WinnerAustralia (Acquisition International Legal Awards)2015

Contracting Law Firm of the Year

Commonwealth Panels and Marketplaces

  • Australian Government ABS Privacy Services Panel
  • Australian Government Aged Care Policy Panel
  • Australian Government Legal Service Panel

State and Territory Panels and Marketplaces

  • ACT Government Legal Services Panel
  • NSW Local Government Legal Panel

Sarah Byrne

Principal Advisor | Proximity

M 0411 235 725

E sarah.byrne@proximity.com.au

Contact Sarah, our service lead

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We are a leading provider of integrated consulting, commercial and legal services to government and large organisations. 

We collaborate with you to overcome challenges and achieve excellent outcomes. By creating an exceptional workplace culture, we equip our people with the confidence and knowledge to find the ‘right fit’ solution for your needs.

Clients can engage us for our respective expertise in legal, procurement, program, project and management consulting; but more notably, we offer the full suite of support on projects. We advise from start to finish, with Proximity consultants working seamlessly with Proximity lawyers and commercial advisors to deliver the intended project outcome.

Our team members are true experts in their field, who share their insights generously, at every step of the way.

Advantages of Proximity include:

Intensive support — dedicated resources working directly with your team.

No increase to your head count — the flexibility to scale up and down as required.

High quality — highly regarded practitioners that understand your sector.

Fresh approach — the flexibility and varied experience of external advisors and the intimate knowledge and commercial focus of an in-house team.

Tailored pricing — pricing solutions that suit your needs; whether you require price certainty or flexible pricing solutions that allow you to deal with uncertain demand.

Value for money — our model eliminates expensive overheads; and you benefit from the savings.

The Proximity difference means you: