Factors To Consider When Choosing a Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Commercial litigation is an area that demands a specialised approach. What do you need to consider when choosing a commercial litigation lawyer?

By John Christian – February 17, 2022
Factors to consider when choosing a commercial litigation lawyer

Commercial litigation is a complex legal task that requires additional support. Therefore, choosing a commercial litigation lawyer in Brisbane is not about one simple component. The right commercial litigation lawyer should be knowledgeable and experienced in a number of areas. Let’s show you exactly what factors to consider when choosing a commercial litigation lawyer.


Commercial litigation is not a black-and-white subject. It can be a highly specialised area of practice and there are numerous areas of commercial litigation that come with unique challenges. Choosing the right commercial litigation lawyer is about picking someone who understands each component. 

Not all lawyers are the same and every lawyer has their own specialised areas of practice. When it comes to business success, having a commercial litigation lawyer who understands the relevant areas of law and also has the experience to have sound judgement in this area to convince the powers that be in a court setting of your position will maximize your chances of being successful. 


Choosing the right commercial litigation lawyer is not just about practice, however, it’s about someone who can help you look at the bigger picture. You need to understand what is being asked of you under duress. 

When legal issues arise, they don’t just have the potential to be complex and stressful, but they can threaten to undermine your sense of self. This is why having someone who can explain to you, straightforwardly, how everything applies to your business circumstances can make you understand the process and potentially give you peace of mind. 

A good commercial litigation lawyer guarantees that you have all your options in front of you, including the risks and the benefits. Your goal is to make an informed decision so your company can succeed. This is why a good commercial litigation lawyer doesn’t just advise you of your legal rights and position. A great commercial litigation lawyer is an excellent teacher that shows you what case you have to argue if there are any weaknesses in your case but, more importantly, how to solve these issues. 

An Understanding of the Factors at Play

It’s easy for us to think purely of lawyers arguing cases in court, but when it comes to commercial litigation, there’s a lot more at stake. Commercial problems within the legal sector can put a lot of pressure on your business. 

Every company is unique and the hallmark of a great commercial litigation lawyer is somebody that can look beyond the legalities and address the unique set of circumstances affecting you and your business to achieve the desired outcome. By focusing on your business, a great commercial litigation lawyer will always understand more than the finite components. Also, a good commercial litigation lawyer will address the fact that sometimes litigation is not the best procedure. A commercial litigation lawyer will always look at everything holistically. 

Great Case Results and Reputation

Many commercial litigation lawyers will always be proud to show off their case results. The outcome of every case is different and it will always depend on a number of factors. But from your perspective, choosing a commercial litigation lawyer that has a track record of positive results will always highlight their skills and abilities. 

Likewise, reputation is always an amazing method of evaluating the quality of a commercial litigation lawyer. In the modern world, it’s harder than ever to distance yourself from negative reviews. When researching a commercial litigation lawyer, you should always look at professional and client reviews and see how the firm is represented online and in the press. 

Their Professionalism

It may sound obvious, but a great commercial litigation lawyer is someone who will deal with you fairly and honestly by giving you the advice that you need rather than the advice you want. 

Choosing a commercial litigation lawyer who has sound knowledge and professionalism, along with a strong sense of ethics can guarantee you are working with somebody that will go the extra mile to give you the results you need. You are working in a professional capacity, which is why you need to choose someone that matches you in every aspect of professionalism.

Finding the right commercial litigation lawyer is not easy, but some of these factors can give you the head start to find someone who is a perfect fit. If you have any issues you’d like to discuss, you can get in contact with us at (07) 3088 7973 or email office@victorlegal.com.au. Our team is here to help you and your business reach the outcome you deserve.

Article by John Christian, Principal Lawyer, Founder and Director of Victor Legal

John has extensive experience in complex civil and commercial dispute resolution and litigation matters, specialising in:

Building and construction disputes
Complex litigation
Contract drafting and review
Dispute Resolution
Commercial Law
Corporate insolvency
Securities and caveats
Debt collection
Contract disputes
Commercial and risk mitigation advice

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