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Graydon Dowd
Graydon Dowd

Graydon Dowd , Hall & Wilcox

Partner / Equivalent
Partner - Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Melbourne, Australia
Corporate and commercial (contentious), Product liability, Financial services (regulatory), Financial services (contentious), Competition / anti-trust

Graydon leads the firm’s Litigation and dispute resolution team.

He acts on behalf of a number of national and overseas clients on large and complex commercial litigation matters and advises on all aspects of dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in contract disputes, negligence cases, regulatory matters including ASIC and ACCC investigations, coronial inquests and commissions, and product liability. He has advised clients in both the private and public sector.

He represents his clients in mediations, arbitrations and contested hearings in the Federal Court, State Supreme Courts, County Court and various tribunals.

Example Matters

  • Representing the non-executive directors of Banksia Securities Limited in the defence of a class action and related ASIC investigation and public examination hearings.
  • Representing Sauber Motorsport AG team in the high profile Supreme Court of Victoria proceedings brought by a former driver in connection with the 2015 Australian F1 Grand Prix.
  • Advising Ramsay Health Care Limited in a series of contractual disputes.
  • Advising Mazda Australia in a series of contractual disputes.
  • Advising the employees of a large finance organisation in respect of an ASIC investigation.
  • Advising Marsh Australia Pty Ltd in defence of proceedings involving allegations of breach of contract, misleading and deceptive conduct, and liability under statute.
  • Advising BASF Australia Limited in a series of contractual disputes and actions for recovery of customs duties.
  • Advising IAG Limited in a contractual dispute.

Work Types

Litigation and dispute resolution

Competition and consumer law

Contractual disputes

Partnerships, corporations and trusts

Product liability

Regulatory investigations

Financial services disputes and regulatory practice


Health & Community

Public Sector

Technology and Digital Economy

Financial Services and Insurance