We Are Leaders In Dispute Resolution

Niche Australian legal firm specialising in the resolution of sensitive and difficult matters. We get it. 

About the firm

Altus knows that many lawyers fail in one of the most basic things that clients want – good communication. When we get a new client, we are often told that the client has left the old lawyer because  of  lack of good communication – which has been the number one fact leading to a lack of confidence in that lawyer in understanding their case, their options, and in managing the cost of their legal problem. 


Transparency is at the core of our client relationships.  Transparency in the way we communicate, transparency of costs, transparency of the challenges of any particular dispute.  We are good at what we do and the transparency of all our dealings with our clients ensures that we demystify the law and management of any dispute.

That is why, in 2019, we developed our online Dashboard. This is an innovation available to you 24 hours a day. The Dashboard:

  • Sets out all the work we are doing for you, broken down into specific tasks;
  • Shows you who is responsible for a task, and when we will deliver on these tasks;
  • Provides the projected cost of a task and upcoming steps in your matter;
  • Records the entire task history; and
  • Presents the historical cost of the matter, including totals of projected cost.
Additionally, our online Dashboard is customisable for you, just tell us what you want to know and we’ll design it for you.

This innovation is part of our commitment to transparency, where you are at the centre of everything we do. 

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Almost any commercial dispute involves multiple areas of law, and complex interactions between those areas. Browse through some of the legal territory we have expertise in below. 


Corporate Disagreements

When business owners cannot agree on making critical business decisions together as a team, it can feel like everything is out of control. Read how we can help.


Regulatory Investigations

Corporate regulators have extensive powers of information collection. You and your business have legal rights when they come knocking. Read how we can help.


Land &
Real Estate Issues

Land is a source of wealth and security, and people can have competing rights over land leading to disputes. Read how we can help.   


Litigation & Dispute Resolution

There are many weapons available in the dispute resolution arsenal, including the resource intensive option of going to Court. Read how we can help. 



When businesses experience cash crunches, a large number of people can be affected. Time is of the essence in dealing with the problem.  Read how we can help.


Trust Law

Trust law imposes high standards of conduct on those who have obligations to manage assets for the benefit of others. Read how we can help.


Anton Piller Order
If someone is at your door insisting they are allowed to come in because they have a search order – you need urgent help.
We can give you advice urgently and manage the situation.

Why Choose Us?

We communicate in the way you want that reflects your preferences. No letters by post. No making you come in to see us – we will go to you if that’s more convenient. Electronic meetings by phone or video. Electronic files – not a manila folder with a rubber band.  Documents can be hosted and managed in the cloud thus accessible 24 hours a day. 

Every file has an online Dashboard accessible from any phone or computer 24 hours a day. All the information about your file is on it, including:

  • the work being undertaken – who is doing it – and the estimated cost of each step
  • due dates for tasks
  • the work that has been done
  • cost to date – plus work in progress – plus the projected cost of work – giving you a complete over view of the total cost.

If you want information displayed in a particular way, or want different or more information – then just let us know. We will create a bespoke online Dashboard that meets your particular needs. 

We will keep you up to date with important events on your file in the way you want. Instant messaging your way, whether that be  text message,  WhatsApp, WeChat or Facebook Messenger. Just let us know your platform and we will do it your way. 

Phone calls taken or returned quickly. Messages answered promptly. Out of hours action when needed. 

We lift the load from your shoulders so you don’t have to worry. You can get on with other things while we sort out what needs to be done in a difficult dispute. When decisions need to be made, we use plain English and present options to you, with the pros and cons of each option clearly laid out, and with our recommendation on the best way to go. You will not be left wondering what we think. 

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What Our Clients Say About Us

If you want to turn a potentially stressful situation into a one where you have clarity, feel supported and part of a strong, dynamic and potent team, engage Altus. The fact is that Brendan has an extraordinary ability to dissect complex legal issues and explain the consequences to the average person, whist all the time having a gifted understanding of human nature. He provides clear, relevant advice so your decision making is objective and well informed. The entire Altus team were a pleasure to work with and have a unique ability to make you feel at ease. Even though we had two lawyers on our matter it felt like we had the entire office working for us.
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