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Jake Cole is a tenacious litigator,  with a keen eye for commercial and practical solutions bringing about certainty and outcomes for clients.

Jake’s experience in commercial litigation stretches far.   It includes matters involving breaches of director’s duties, breaches of contract, breaches of the Australian Consumer Law and negligence claims, across various jurisdictions and at various levels of the judicial system, including the High Court of Australia.

As a keen problem solver, Jake prides himself on working collaboratively and diligently with clients and colleagues to engender a trusting, respectful and productive working relationship.  His principle focus is squarely on his clients to work through what can be an uncertain and challenging process. 

Melbourne-born, but Adelaide-raised.  Could there be a better combination?  When Jake is not at work, you will find him searching for tickets to the latest concert or ballet performance and otherwise enjoying himself in the kitchen or on the hunt for the best available produce anywhere and everywhere from the South Melbourne Market to the Adelaide Hills and beyond.

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Discovery – A Victorian Guide

Are you a party to litigation and want to understand more about your discovery obligations?  Maybe you are a self-represented litigant.  Alternatively, are you a member of the profession and ...
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Claiming professional costs for compliance with a subpoena

Compliance with a subpoena is a painful duty that all citizens must bear.  In this article, we discuss how professionals may claim for their time in complying with a subpoena ...
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Are the proposed changes enough to assist potential litigants?

The law in Australia has not yet caught up with the advent of social media.  It currently facilitates contributors in online environments to remain nameless and unaccountable.  Commentary and criticisms ...
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‘Hey, Google?’ A timely reminder from the Federal Court to ask questions about how to best uncover details of online reviews.

Many international social media companies hold key information about the authors of anonymous, online reviews to assist prospective litigants to consider whether substantive proceedings can and should be pursued in ...
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