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Tully Carmady


Tully Carmady is a specialist commercial litigator with over 20 years' experience. He practices almost exclusively in the Supreme and Federal Courts and has been involved in, both as counsel and as instructing solicitor, many trials and interlocutory hearings, including applications for interlocutory injunctions.

Tully is an experienced commercial negotiator and has had great success in resolving disputes for his clients without the expense and delay of a trial. In the modern commercial litigation practice the ability to negotiate effectively, either at formal mediations or meetings generally, is an essential skill. Tully believes that it is essential that you never lose sight of the end result. The key is to identify the client's goal and then move to achieve that goal in a manner that is commercial and efficient, but also in a manner that is proportionate to the nature of the dispute.

While Tully has a broad range of experience, he has made a particular speciality of disputes involving the breakdown of the relationship between the co-owners of businesses. Whatever the structure - partnership, company or unit trust - he is able to advise his clients of the best manner of working through these difficult situations, which generally involve divergent views as to relative contributions and expectations.

Tully is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Recent litigation matters Tully has conducted include:

  • proceedings following the break-up of a national insurance broking business;
  • acting for a minority shareholder in a public company in oppression proceedings;
  • acting for a company against a company associated with a former managing director;
  • acted for a party making an access application under the Railways (Access) Act 1998; and
  • acted for one joint venture partner in relation to disputes with its co-venturer concerning an acid handling terminal in North Queensland.
  • Corporate & business litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Trade practices
  • Employment & industrial relations
  • Civil litigation
  • Trusts & Estate Litigation