Alistair Little

Alistair advises clients on a wide range of legal issues. He has extensive experience in litigation, particularly involving general corporate and commercial disputes, insurance, building and construction projects, property and strata title issues, intellectual property, defamation and competition and consumer law matters. In addition, Alistair assists clients in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings and has a detailed understanding of ASIC, ACCC and other regulatory processes.

Alistair also provides general competition and consumer law advice and has set up, maintained and advised on compliance programs.

Alistair has been named in the current edition of Best Lawyers™ Australia for Insurance Law; Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution; and Professional Malpractice Litigation.

Experience

Alistair’s experience includes acting for:

  • Cascade Coal in the successful defence of proceedings brought by the ACCC in the Federal Court (at first instance and on appeal – ACCC v Cascade Coal Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC154);
  • Coles Supermarkets in the successful defence of NSW Supreme Court proceedings seeking damages arising from an alleged breach of a supermarket lease – Macquarie Publications Pty Ltd v Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd [2021] NSWSC 405;
  • A major reinsurer in a multi-national dispute regarding the reinsurer’s obligations to indemnify reinsureds in relation to the settlement of a personal injury class action;
  • A national cleaning company in NSW Court of Appeal proceedings where the company was held not to be liable to pay a contractor for work done as the contractor had failed to comply with contractual obligations: Advanced National Services Pty Ltd v Daintree Contractors Pty Ltd[2019] NSWCA 270;
  • A substantial manufacturer in the successful opposition to an application for an urgent injunction in proceedings alleging misuse of confidential information: Howden Australia Pty Ltd v Minetek Pty Ltd[2019] FCA 981; and
  • A major television production company in an international arbitration conducted in California under International Film and Television Alliance Arbitration Rules.

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