Wherever possible and advisable, we seek to resolve disputes without recourse to the Courts through mediation, arbitration or reference to experts. The course adopted in each case is a strategic call based on a number of factors, and knowing how to make the right call is one of our team’s most valuable attributes. Litigation will, however, at times prove unavoidable, and in these instances we’re capable of meeting any challenge, as our team’s long track record proves. 

We also act in front and back-end insolvency and reconstruction matters, ensuring credit-risk exposure is minimized and the chances of recovery are maximised if a deal should go wrong. 

Our dispute lawyers are experienced in managing the often conflicting demands of financiers, business owners, insolvency practitioners, creditors and employees in distressed-asset situations. We regularly advise on the appointment of company receivers, administrators and liquidators; securities enforcement; debt recovery litigation; enforcement of judgements and claims against company directors.

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After engaging DW Fox Tucker on a small local matter, we now deal exclusively with them. We’ve nothing but praise… The relationship at all levels extends beyond the traditional firm approach.

Neil Chappell

ZF Lemförder Australia Pty Ltd

Elston needed a new approach to our legal representation in commercial matters concerning business protection. Joe, Helene and the team at DW Fox Tucker have provided that ‘can do’ attitude matched with genuine legal knowledge and expertise. In the arena of litigation, in particular, Joe and Helene’s experience, resourcefulness and perceptive insights have been invaluable. I highly recommend the services of DW Fox Tucker without reservation.

Ben McNamara


I cannot speak highly enough of Jonathan Ikonomopoulos and the team at DW Fox Tucker Lawyers. As a long-standing client, I have sought their legal expertise on a range of matters, including building and construction, employment law, defamation and commercial disputes. Throughout all our interactions, Jonathan has been incredibly professional, responsive, and focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for me and my business. I have always felt that I am in good hands with his team, and their advice has been invaluable in protecting my reputation and interests. If you’re looking for a team of dedicated and knowledgeable lawyers, then look no further than DW Fox Tucker.

Paul Ling

Selecta Homes

The accolades DW Fox Tucker receive are no accident and highly deserved. I have some insight into how lawyers and law firms operate and can say without any exaggeration that in my experience DW Fox Tucker are the best. Their lawyers are highly professional and super intelligent. I very much appreciate their work and the knowledge they share, which has helped me to become a better business owner.

Chris Harris


Lecia Wood and DW Fox Tucker Lawyers have been instrumental in assisting our company, the DiMauro Group, with leasing and property disputes across multiple states. Specialising in proceedings involving shopping centres, their expertise has been invaluable in advising on various complex matters.

From addressing enforcement of arrears by tenants to handling guarantee claims, statutory demands, winding-up applications, and contentious property disputes stemming from the sale of shopping centres, Lecia Wood and DW Fox Tucker Lawyers have consistently demonstrated their depth of knowledge and commitment to our legal needs.

Their approach is characterised by thoroughness, efficiency, and transparency. We appreciate their clear communication regarding anticipated costs and time frames, providing us with a high level of confidence and trust in their legal representation.

Michael DiMauro

DiMauro Group of Companies

Being a national business and market leader, it has been essential for Metropolitan and associated companies, to align with a proactive legal entity that is able to provide support for all facets of our business.

Over 10 years of working together, we have found Joseph and his team of legal specialists at DW Fox Tucker have excelled at every occasion we have required their services, giving us our desired result each time.

David Ellingsen

Metropolitan Plumbing Electrical Air Conditioning

It’s a pleasure to know Helene Chryssidis. She is relaxed, easy to communicate with and highly knowledgeable about the law. Our matter was dealt with efficiently and resolved quickly. Unfortunately, the matter also involved family members and Helene navigated the scenario professionally and put our minds at ease. Helene is trustworthy and sincere. We can’t thank her enough and have no hesitation to recommend her. We are also very pleased to see her elevated to Partner at the Firm.

Benjamin Eden


I would sincerely like to thank Lecia Wood from DW Fox Tucker Lawyers for her support in helping us through a difficult time.

Myself, along with my family are involved in an inheritance claim against my late Mother’s Estate which has been emotionally draining to say the least.

Lecia’s extensive professional knowledge has put my mind at ease and given me a sense of calmness working through our matter.

Lecia is responsive to my questions, keeps me well informed and delivers all information and documents on time.  Her guidance, patience and prompt communications are making this long, tedious process easier to deal with.

She explains strategies, recommendations, and procedures thoroughly and shows a strong desire to help.

Lecia has always shown a personal, compassionate, genuine, and caring nature and has given me reassurance whenever I’ve had overwhelming feelings of helplessness regarding our matter.

I would highly recommend engaging Lecia’s services, should you require a Special Council with a high level of expertise.  

She is a credit to your profession and a valuable asset to your company.

Thank you once again Lecia Wood.

Toni Centofanti

Making the decision to consult a lawyer is scary. To most of us the law is the law, we think it as a relatively simple line to follow, there is black and white, no shades of grey. After taking that step to hire a lawyer, you become exposed to a giant world of unknown and thousands of areas of grey. The law is not simple, it is not easy and it is confusing and overwhelming, and honestly its terrifying. Finding the perfect person to help you navigate this unknown is vital. Lecia is just this person. She is calm, patient and has an awe-inspiring level of understanding for the law, but also for human emotion. She navigated and helped us to negotiate a path through our messy legal battle. Lecia always ensured that we felt heard, that our voices mattered and were recognised by the opposing party. 

There was a significant amount of behind the scenes work that she handled and then would explain to us step by step so we felt included in the process. For 12 months, Lecia was part of our lives. For us, she went beyond the duty of just a lawyer, as our personal lives also included a high-risk pregnancy, on top of the law suit we decided to commence. 

Lecia is kind, caring, compassionate, a little scary (but in a good way), driven, knowledgeable and everything anyone would want when hiring a lawyer. We are incredibly lucky to have had her on our side, and are beyond grateful for all she did for us.

Ryan and Allora Skurray

I have come to know Joe De Ruvo of DW Fox Tucker Lawyers through unfortunate circumstances, but I am very fortunate to have met him. His support and guidance during a difficult time is very hard to value, but I know that it has brought me great comfort. Feeling that your best interests are being represented at all times is very reassuring. As well as having a great heart, he has a great mind, and he would be hard to go past if you ever were in need of a legal hand.

Scott Tolhurst