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.

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.


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);
  • A multi-national company which provides logistics services in a successful international arbitration against a Dutch company;
  • 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 firm of accountants and its insurer in the successful defence of a multi-million dollar claim: Hampshire Assets and Services v Blackman and Ors [2018] NSWSC 1096;
  • 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; and
  • 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.

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