based in Melbourne,
Sydney and Brisbane.
Experience a boutique award winning legal team committed to delivering excellence – value, highly specialised expertise, and an unwavering focus on winning outcomes.
Aptum are the leaders in effectively resolving commercial disputes. We represent a challenge to the accepted norms, practices and traditional behaviours of commercial litigation.
With expert-guidance, complete transparency and shared risk, we offer businesses and individuals clear pathways through complex, high-value dispute resolution issues. And when matters proceed to court, we perform.
Aptum are specialists in helping clients resolve commercial disputes, and experts in getting the best outcomes from litigation.
With a seasoned group of solicitors, barristers, business directors and commercial experts, Aptum has the technical commercial knowledge to deliver winning outcomes across a range of industries.
Aptum’s tax disputes practice is led by experienced, former senior ATO lawyers and a former judicial registrar of the Federal Court of Australia, and is supported by a seasoned group of top lawyers, business directors, and commercial experts.
Our unique insights into the inner workings of the ATO, Courts and Tribunals allows us to understand the policy considerations that impact decisions, craft persuasive arguments, and apply mastery to both State tax and Federal tax disputes and litigation.
What makes Aptum different
We create genuine value
for those who partner with us.
“Cost effective professional advice with an efficient cohesive team that take pride in their work and are client focused.”- Event Director, Property Dispute 9.3 Overall Experience
“I was kept informed every step of the way with quick, reliable advice. I felt that they cared about getting me a good outcome.”- Director, Partnership Dissolution Dispute 10 Overall Experience
“From the moment I engaged Aptum they were incredibly professional, thoughtful, and very sensitive to my situation.”- Senior Executive, Employment Dispute 10 Overall Experience
“Aptum Legal was able to grasp the complexities of [my industry], which previous lawyers were unable to understand. My personal preference is for Aptum Legal to open in Queensland.”- Individual, Employment Dispute 10 Overall Experience
“I can’t recommend Nigel Evans & his team highly enough. I found him to be an excellent communicator, intelligent, caring & importantly a great listener. His advice & ability to negotiate a quick resolution for me were first class.”- Andrew Sakeson, Property Dispute 10 Overall Experience
“Nigel made the process as least stressful as he was able to and the outcome confirms that his advice took me on the best path to a strong resolution.”- Anonymous 10 Overall Experience
What Our Clients Say About AptumView Awards
“As strangers to the Australian legal system, and indeed litigation funding, we probably weren’t the easiest guys to deal with. But Aptum made the process clear and there were no surprises.”- Martin Fine (Director)
Contesting a business valuation
An investor in an early-stage business had been forced out through a compulsory share buyout in what presented as an undervalued share price, and came to Aptum to initiate a substantial professional negligence claim against the large accounting firm who had conducted the business valuation.
Aptum reopened the valuation to provide our client with a voice in the process, ensuring a fair amount was received based on their interest in the business.
Aptum also worked closely with a litigation funder to provide certainty in pricing to our client, and achieved the outcome within 12 months of issuing proceedings.View Commercial Services
Meet Our Team
How to Guide: The First Meeting with a Litigation Lawyer
How do you know if a lawyer is right for you and your business? It obviously starts with the first meeting…
Managing Director Nigel Evans walks through what to prepare, what to expect and what to learn from the first meeting to ensure you have a thorough decision making process.Learn More