Harry Jordaan, Special Counsel for Civil Law

First Name-Last Name_Role_Go To Court LawyersHarry Jordaan has practiced law for over 38 years and specialises in commercial litigation. He has been accredited by the Queensland Law Society as a specialist in commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on insurance law.

Harry started practicing law in Queensland in 2008 and has been involved with a number of high profile and strongly contested matters where favourable outcomes were achieved for clients. In particular he has been involved in freezing orders, lodging caveats or having them removed, breach of contract, franchising disputes, professional negligence claims, employment matters, restraint of trade, bankruptcy and winding up companies, claims for and against liquidators or trustees, undue preference claims, disputes between directors or partners, enforcing a constructive trust over land, claims for and against insurers, building disputes, consumer law claims, defamation law, commercial lease disputes, claims arising from misrepresentation, enforcing overseas judgments, disputes about distributorship agreements, defending proceedings by Fair Work Ombudsman and claims for loss of an opportunity.

Practicing law in different jurisdictions has equipped Harry with the ability to see the broader picture and get to the heart of the matter quickly, saving of time and money for clients.

He is a volunteer lawyer at Caxton Legal Centre.

Outside of work he is a keen follower of rugby union and enjoys the great outdoors.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Member of Queensland Law Society
  • Commercial Litigation Specialist Accreditation, Queensland Law Society

Enforcement Proceedings Set Aside

Our solicitor Harry Jordaan applied for enforcement proceedings against a client to be set aside on the basis that the underlying debt had been paid.

At the hearing, Mr Jordaan cross-examined witnesses for the Plaintiffs to demonstrate that the person to whom the clients had paid the debt was in fact acting as the agent of the Plaintiffs.

The enforcement proceedings were set aside and the Plaintiffs were ordered to pay indemnity costs.

District Court Matter Decided in Client's Favour

Our solicitor Harry Jordaan acted for the plaintiff in a District Court matter.

Our client's case was based on a guarantee where a director guaranteed a loan to a company which went into liquidation.  The director defended the claim, arguing that a later variation of the loan released her of her obligations under the guarantee.

The court rejected this argument and found that the variation was in fact a new loan.

Judgment was handed down ordering that the defendant pay our client the amount of $553,211.40 inclusive of interest, plus costs.

Freezing Order Successfully Opposed

Our solicitor Harry Jordaan represented a client opposing a freezing order in the Supreme Court. The other party had applied for orders freezing our client's bank accounts and assets pending the resolution of court proceedings to secure a claim of over a million dollars.

The application was rejected by the Supreme Court after Mr Jordaan demonstrated that no real risk existed that our client would dissipate the assets. The court accepted counsel's submission that the fact our client intended to sell their residential property was not enough to warrant a freezing order.

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