Success Stories

Learn how our clients from small and large businesses, company directors and individuals have achieved their legal and commercial objectives with Aptum.

“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

Case Study

Forced out of a business

Aptum’s client was forced out of his position in a co-op business in a highly specialised industry by the other shareholders.

The client contacted several lawyers prior to Aptum who advised him that a shareholder oppression claim was unsubstantiated.

Aptum was engaged, and based an oppression claim on a novel interpretation of the Court’s powers to order compensation for our client.

Despite this matter having been transferred to Aptum following a significant legal spend by the client, Aptum was able to strategise a legal pathway that achieved a successful outcome for the client whilst acting against a much larger firm.


"Very Favourable Outcome Achieved and Court Avoided"

“Nigel Evans’ communication skills are exemplary. He listened intently, asked the right questions and explained very clearly the process each step of the way. He empowered me to make decisions with him and feel very in control as we progressed.

“Costs were transparent and reasonable. Nigel has the winning combination of being extremely empathetic whilst retaining strong judgement and analytical skills. 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. He acted in my best interests at all times and his ‘closing skills’ took me by surprise!

“Nigel’s intelligence combined with decency is laudable and I would not hesitate to recommend the use of his services or those of others at Aptum Legal. ”

– Managing Director in Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Senior Executive Employment Dispute


“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)

Case Study

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 achieved the outcome within 12 months of issuing proceedings.


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Case Study

Protecting director interests

When the former director of an energy company was faced with large-scale litigation for alleged breach of directors duties in relation to various transactions entered into with other former directors of the Company, Aptum was engaged to protect the director against the attraction of personal liability.

Whilst simultaneously minimising the risk of our client’s insurance policy being inapplicable, Aptum executed a litigation strategy that led to a resolution following a mediation – preventing the time and cost of trial.

The matter was one of the first instances of insurers as joint defendants in Australia.


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