The Williams + Hughes Team

Dominique Engelter

Principal

LLB, BA

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EXPERTISE
  • Corporate & Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation & Trusts Disputes
  • Insolvency
  • Construction Disputes & Litigation
  • Mining, Exploration, Energy & Mining Services
  • Agribusiness, Aquaculture & Farming Litigation
  • Contested Wills & Estate Litigation
  • Property & Leasing Disputes
  • Professional Negligence
  • Trade Practices & Australian Consumer Law
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Franchising Disputes
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Mark Disputes
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EXPERIENCE

Dominique specialises in complex dispute resolution in the Western Australian jurisdiction; focused predominantly in the Supreme Court. 

He acts as counsel in trials in both the State and Federal Courts, as well as the State Administrative Tribunal.

Dominique has a broad range of experience across insolvency litigation, mining, commercial lease and property disputes, and trusts and estate litigation acting for: 

  • Land developers, project managers, and engineering companies in Construction Contract Act adjudications. 
  • Liquidators in asset recovery actions and Personal Property Securities Act disputes.   
  • Directors and creditors in defending claims made by liquidators.
  • Mining companies in disputes concerning tenement and plant acquisitions and disposals, tenement expenditure requirements, and contractual disputes in relation to farm-ins and drilling services.
  • Lessors and lessees in commercial tenancy disputes including lessee claims for relief against forfeiture, equitable priorities between competing lessees, disputes concerning valid lease termination and breach of quiet enjoyment.  Two recent examples are
  • Executors and beneficiaries in Family Provision Act claims, proceedings to remove executors/trustees, and Will interpretation cases.
  • Directors, shareholders, and partners in shareholder and partnership disputes, equitable claims such as diversion of commercial opportunities and breach of fiduciary duty, and Corporations Act claims such as breach of directors' duties.

Some examples of Dominique's experience as trial counsel are:

Dominique is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a member of AMPLA.

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