John Larkings practises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, primarily in the Supreme Courts, the Federal Court, and in appellate matters. His work involves all forms of commercial dispute resolution and spans a broad range of commercial litigation matters including contractual disputes, trade practices, constitutional and administrative law, professional negligence claims and Corporations Act disputes.

He recognises that a commercial dispute and the decision to litigate needs to be approached as carefully as any other significant investment or strategic business decision and that a client’s best possible commercial solution may be to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation. Where litigation is unavoidable, John takes a forceful and direct approach in the conduct of civil proceedings.

John graduated from Macquarie University with a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, and was admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2003. He joined the firm as solicitor in 2006, was appointed as Special Counsel in 2014 and was appointed as a Director in June 2016. John is a New South Wales Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation Law.

Practice Focus

  • Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • Statutory demands
  • Corporate governance disputes and insolvency
  • Trustee Law
  • Contract and commercial disputes
  • Professional negligence matters
  • Administrative law