Disputes and Litigation

Our Firm’s Practice Areas In Business Law Include:
Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation

There are many commercial disputes that our commercial litigation lawyers can help you resolve.
Whilst there is a clear court based method to resolving disputes most disputes are settled through mediation and negotiation.

It is important that any lawyer you engage has a balance of expert legal knowledge experience of court procedures and processes with the ability to negotiate. This mix of skills will ultimately the best outcome for you.

We can provide individuals and businesses with a range of legal services for many different types of disputes across many areas of law:

  • Construction & Building Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Business Sale & Purchase Disputes
  • Business Partnership Disputes
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Intellectual Property or Copyright Disputes
  • Sub-Contractor disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Debt Recovery Disputes
  • Lease Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Supply Chain Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • ATO Tax Disputes, ASIC or ACCC Claims
  • Wills Disputes (or Inheritance Disputes)
  • Enforcement Action from regulatory Authorities, Boards or Tribunals

We act for client’s legal matters in a variety of courts and tribunals:

  • Magistrates Courts
  • County Court
  • Supreme Court
  • Federal Circuit Court
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • VCAT, QCAT, DBDRV
  • Tribunals, Boards or other Authorities

Civil Litigation

The process of resolving disputes through litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Legal issues can cover many areas of law such as commercial law, building and construction laws or property laws. Resolving these disputes starts with a firm understanding of the area of law that relates to the dispute and also knowledge and experience in litigation laws and procedures. This is where the skill of an experienced litigation lawyer is different from other lawyers.

Establishing the Claim

Firstly, a litigation lawyer will consider the grounds of the dispute and the circumstances surrounding the dispute will have to be established. Your lawyer will also check the facts and establish whether you have a claim to pursue or points to defend.

Establishing the groundwork of a claim or defending a claim is important as how well organised your case will impact the outcome. Being coherent in your claim can help the parties reach an early settlement.

Having the right legal advice and understanding of your options and the exposure you have will ensure that you make informed decisions to benefit your position.

Mediation & Negotiation

We regularly provide assistance, negotiate and attend mediation with clients as a part of the dispute resolution process. Mediation can be daunting for clients when they don’t understand their legal position or their rights. Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR is a process where parties that disagree can come together to reach an agreement before going to court.

A lawyer will assist in protecting your rights in defending you in a mediation and also in preparing a settlement deed following an agreement being reached. Your lawyer will make sure the documented agreement reflects the agreement in full.

A settlement deed or other legal documentation that outlines your agreement should be professionally drafted. Poor drafting to reflect your settlement will lead to poor outcomes.

Beyond Mediation

If you cannot settle at mediation you may continue to pursue the matter via the courts or tribunals. As experienced commercial dispute lawyers we will continue to prepare your case and look for other opportunities for both parties to reach a settlement. There are a variety of ways that this is done in commercial litigation.

As the legal process in courts is highly regulated you will need an experienced lawyer, and team, to ensure that your case is well presented and managed.

Professional commercial litigation lawyers will have contacts with many barristers and experts that could be required to assist in your matter. We understand that these other advisors are often key to the success of your matter and we take care in sourcing and selecting the right experts and advisors.

Litigation cases often involved a lot of different supporting material to be organised and the legal points need to be carefully considered. Having an experienced, well organised team will ensure that your case is well thought out and presented and has the best opportunity of success in court.

We have helped many clients both individuals and businesses in successfully resolving their disputes by preparing their matters with diligence and care.

Our Team

Our law firm has extensive experience in managing and resolving a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution matters. We have extensive experience in helping clients resolve their disputes.

We are a Melbourne CBD based law firm that provides an extensive range of legal services to individuals and small and medium sized businesses. We were founded in Moorabbin and have continued to service our clients through our Moorabbin office and across Melbourne.

Our experienced dispute lawyers can help you provide an expert legal opinion on your matter and give you guidance on what legal and practical options you have to resolve your dispute.
Our motto is:

Concise Legal Advice.
Commercial Understanding.TM

To see how we can help discuss your dispute with an experienced litigation lawyer today on 1300 907 305 or complete an online enquiry form and we will be in contact with you shortly.

Our office in Moorabbin is conveniently located to service the surrounding areas of Bentleigh, Cheltenham, Brighton, Mentone, Mordialloc, Elsternwick, Hampton, Sandringham and Keysborough.

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our testimonials

Branden L, Ravenhall

Excellent Service. PCL did a great job advising me about my rights and protecting my name and business goodwill. I can absolutely recommend this very professional service.

Brett Wilson/Glen Waverley

If I had of gone to another law firm that was cheaper I may have saved many thousands of dollars but as it turns out I may have lost a lot more than that upon settlement. Using a firm such as PCL lawyers I had the peace of mind that each issue as it arose was dealt with in a very matter of fact way and to the letter of the law.

Tiffany J/ Australia

Out of speaking to two other lawyers you were the only one to give me any genuine advice.

Morgan S/ Australia

Thank you so much for your assistance. Should I ever have the chance to recommend you I will do so.

Lisa G/Bentleigh

I appreciate your time and effort and thank you for your prompt response and professionalism. I would not hesitate to use your services again and refer PCL Lawyers to others.

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