Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Thornburgh Lawyers has a wealth of successful corporate recovery & dispute resolution and litigation experience in Vanuatu.

The Principal of Thornburgh Lawyers has a formidable reputation built up over a period of many years both in Vanuatu and in the State and Federal Courts and Tribunals in Australia.

Our litigation and dispute resolution team is able to advise you on legal disputes and the legal mechanisms available for a successful resolution.

We believe that disputes are often won or lost on the depth, accuracy and forensic skills of litigation lawyers. Should your matter proceed to litigation, you can be assured that a hard-working and dedicated team of lawyers will be protecting your interests from every angle.

Our litigation skills and expertise are in commercial, corporate and business law, property and all civil litigation areas.

Our clients benefit from practical advice on commercial issues. We take pride in our ability to make business judgments and recommendations on what should and shouldn’t be done based on an assessment of risk versus cost. Our approach is to provide clients with the advice that we would want to be given – pragmatic and objective.
Thornburgh Lawyers places a strong emphasis on assisting clients in resolving disputes at their early stages in order to avoid litigation if and when possible.

However, if required to proceed to litigation, our track record in achieving excellent outcomes in Vanuatu & previously Australia is without peer.

We also recognise what our clients want to achieve, and deliver outcomes quickly and effectively. Our success is evidenced by lasting client relationships and client recommendations.

Thornburgh Lawyers is the only law firm in Vanuatu to offer full mediation facilities including video and telephone conferencing facilities. Our office has the only purpose built boardroom with the capacity to cater for 10 – 15 participants if necessary.

Our Firm has expertise in:

  • Receivership, voluntary administration and winding up of companies
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Debt recovery
  • Building and construction litigation and insolvency
  • Defamation
  • Advising directors and shareholders of companies experiencing financial stress
  • Bankruptcy
  • Professional liability
  • Property disputes
  • Regulatory enquiries, investigations and prosecutions
  • Trustee litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • All forms of breach of contract, tort and statute litigation including property, trusts, banking, construction and commercial and consumer litigation
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Our Office

A : 2nd Floor, Transpacific Haus
      Lini Highway
      Port Vila - Vanuatu
      (check the map on the left)

M : PO Box 1495
       Port Vila - Vanuatu

P : +678 24100 / +678 24101

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