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"Whilst we are experts in litigation, disputes are best resolved out of court. We are hard and strategic negotiators and achieve excellent outcomes in mediation, arbitration, conciliation and all forms of informal or alternative dispute resolution."




Our lawyers regularly achieve success in the largest-scale and highest stakes disputes. We have the experience, expertise and resources to win when everything is on the line.

Mark Faraday Henry William Lawyers
Mark Faraday

Director & Partner

"I seek to understand the key drivers of combatants in dispute. Usually there is a financial motivator, but good settlements are often achieved by engaging with matters of principle and emotion. It is critical to pay attention to human nature, not just the law. "

Even the best outcomes in litigation involve wasted costs, time and distraction. Mark approaches disputes by taking quick and decisive action, but always with a view to the next opportunity to settle favourably.


Mark’ experience covers most forms of commercial disputes however, he has a particular interest in corporate governance.


Mark has experience as a company director and brings a director’s commercial mindset to bear in devising legal strategies.


Mark is one of Henry William Lawyers' three directors.

Max Bonnell


“In any dispute, the two most important questions are,
what does the client need to achieve?
And what is the most efficient way to get there?”

Max is a commercially-focussed litigator, with expertise in all forms of dispute resolution.


He is one of the most experienced and highly-regarded practitioners in the country.


He acts in a wide range of commercial disputes, including matters arising in the banking, corporate, mining, resources and construction sectors.

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Alex Linden
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“Every dispute usually has a handful of critical issues. You have to identify them early and build your case accordingly. "

Alex is trusted by many major corporate parties with their most serious disputes.


Alex is known for his ability to see the key issues from the start and build his case accordingly.


Alex is a highly effective negotiator and he prides himself on extracting clients from their disputes in the most efficient manner

Michael Wirth


“Getting to you know the client and their circumstances is the most important step.”

Michael is the lawyer of choice for various clients who deal with a high volume of litigation on a day-to-day basis.


Using his talented team and technology to his advantage, Michael assists clients to manage their large-scale recovery risks.


Fundamental to Michael’s success is his personal approach and the trust he develops with his instructors.

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Jennifer Hutton
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“I am personally vested in my clients success. I aim to create a genuine team to ensure we will get the best outcome.”

Jennifer has an extensive background in a wide range of litigation matters across  jurisdictions, which enables her to quickly identify key issues and conduct cases in an efficient and effective manner.


Jennifer adopts a pragmatic approach to litigation and her clients benefit from her excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail; particularly in complex matters.


Jennifer regularly carries out her own advocacy and has experience in conducting matters in the Supreme, District, Local and Land and Environment Courts ranging from equitable disputes, to debt recovery, building and construction and family provision matters.


"A prerequisite for success in Court is a high standard of skill and experience as a lawyer, together with a love for meticulous preparation."

Louise's experience includes conducting a broad range of commercial litigation matters for private and institutional clients.  Louise has a strong grasp of commercial practices and realities and always strives to obtain the best result for her client.  


Louise has extensive advocacy experience, appearing in defended hearings and interlocutory matters in various jurisdictions including the Local, District, Supreme and Federal Courts. 


Louise has provided clients with detailed and technical advices in a broad range of areas, assisting clients to develop strategies to achieve commercial resolutions and outcomes.

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“Forming a good working relationship with a client helps take the stress out of what is always a stressful situation.  Developing a strategy early and thinking strategically at each step of the dispute sets up the best chance of success.”

Sarah acts for a broad range of clients in commercial litigation and insolvency matters.


Sarah has particular experience in large-scale and complex litigation, which she enjoys because of the team work with clients and counsel.


Sarah has a strong understanding of court process and procedure.


She previously worked as a Tipstaff in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Sarah Harris

Senior Associate

"Thoroughness and precision lie at the heart of great legal work"

Susan has extensive experience running litigation. Her persuasive skills derive from a deep understanding of the law and meticulous preparation.


Her subject matter experience is broad but she has a particular interest in matters involving corporations and securities law.

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Senior Associate

"Problem solving in disputes often requires creativity and a simple solution.  It’s critical to work together with a client to achieve that goal.”

Michael is an experienced litigator with a thesis background in trust and insolvency law, and has a keen interest in matters concerning deceptive trade practices. 


His approach to litigation is to resolve disputes efficiently and commercially for clients. 

Michael Mulvenna

Senior Associate

“Sometimes an in-depth analysis of legal issues does not inform the best settlement strategy. If you can ascertain what a client actually wants and cares about, then it may be possible for a creative settlement solution to be greater than the sum of its parts.” 

Nathan advises and acts in a broad range of commercial disputes and insolvency matters.


Nathan takes care to know his clients and understand what they want in whatever predicament they may find themselves.


Nathan’ technical skills, intuition and empathy produce incredible results for his clients. 

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