Disputes and Litigation

At Cogent Legal, we have experience in representing clients in commercial litigation. This covers a myriad of disputes includes Partnership, Shareholder and Director disputes, or disputes over contracts and property. 

We develop a relationship with our client that allows us to understand not only the “legal” rights you have, but also the commercial or professional outcomes that you want. We are conscious of your needs and the substantial financial, emotional, personal and time strain that lengthy litigation can have. We are also experience in Alternate Dispute Resolution and negotiating outcomes.

If you have a dispute or potential dispute of a legal nature, come to us early. If you delay getting advice, this can often result in further costs or a lengthier process. 

We can help with:

  • Pre-litigation advice
  • Commencing a dispute
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Commencing and progressing court action
  • Settlement and resolution

Restructuring and Insolvency

Are you struggling to meet your financial obligations? Are you having difficulty getting another company to pay their debts? If you are having financial difficulty, Cogent Legal can provide solutions to help you to navigate the insolvency process or to get your business back on track. 

Whether you’re the owner or director of a company experiencing financial difficulties, or you are being pursued by creditors – we may be able to help. 

Conversely, if you are trying to ensure that your debtors meet their obligations to you, we can help.

We can help with:

  • Statutory Demands
  • Debt Recovery
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Winding-up

Statutory Demands

A statutory demand is a letter with accompanying supporting documents that is sent to your business from a creditor that claims you owe them money and refuse to pay. Your company has 21 days in which to respond or have a ‘presumption of insolvency’ come in to being. 

If you receive a statutory demand, it is important that you contact a lawyer for advice quickly as there is a time-limit for denying the validity that statutory demand.

We can help with:

  • Preparing and Issuing Statutory Demands
  • Defending Statutory Demands


At Cogent Legal, we have demonstrated success in assisting clients in Defamation matters. If you have received a Concerns Notice or been accused of Defamation, we can help you asses what defences are available or how to best tackle the problem.

If someone has defamed you, e.g. published a defamatory review on Facebook, we are also able to provide advice on your options to have the matter rectified.

We can help with:

  • Pursuing a defamation action
  • Defending a defamation action