Harland was previously the head of litigation at a major Australian law firm before establishing this boutique practice on January 1 2009.
Harland regularly appears as an advocate and conducts mediations. He has settled many large and complex commercial disputes for both Australian and International clients.
Over the course of his legal career Harland has been involved in many landmark and high profile cases including Gould v Brown, In Re Wakim, HRH Faisal al Saud v Wimborne, Rogers v Whitaker, Aerospatiale v Elspan International, Dyers v The Queen, Tomasetti v Brailey, BCI Finances v Binetter, ICAC v Tinkler and Malek Fahd Islamic School v AFIC.
Harland was awarded the University Medal in Law at the University of NSW in 1988 and studied at the University of Chicago before commencing legal practise.
She has acted for a range of clients including individuals, corporations, US, Asian and Australian-based multinationals, major banks, landlords, property managers, government agencies and insolvency practitioners. She routinely advises clients on disputes involving trade practices matters, contracts, breaches of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and negligence.
Prior to joining Hoffmann & Koops she spent five years specialising in litigation at one of the largest law firms in Australia, before becoming legal counsel (with a contentious issues focus) of a leading global professional services firm.
Jane holds degrees in both Law and Arts from the University of New South Wales. In her spare time, Jane is a voracious fiction reader and published her first work of fiction in 2003.
Douglas L Sperry
Despite a focus on dispute resolution and litigation, Doug also provides comprehensive commercial advice and has been involved in significant criminal defence proceedings.
Recent significant cases include defending a large trade practices and commercial conspiracy claim for a US Fortune 500 company in parallel proceedings in Australia and New Zealand and acting for plaintiffs against financial advisers and accountants for breach of duty and negligence.
Doug has been published on international commercial arbitration in the Hong Kong law Journal.