Commercial Litigation

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation lawyers typically handle the majority of disputes people and businesses have that are civil or commercial and not criminal.

Civil Litigation lawyers have expertise, knowledge and experience in handling and managing disputes and of court procedures. Court Procedures and processes are strict and the skills required for handling litigation is typically acquired through experience.

An experienced commercial litigation lawyer can help you provide an expert legal opinion on your matter and give you legal and practical commercial options on how to resolve your dispute.

There are many key aspects to civil litigation that are different from other aspects of commercial law and other areas of legal practice. It is a discipline that covers many areas of law. Not all lawyers are experienced and court procedures and processes are strict so it is best to have an experienced lawyer handle your case.

We can assist in any instance whether you are after initial advice or have been served with court documents. We routinely assist clients in a wide range of their legal problems and disputes.

Whilst civil litigation is the process of resolving your dispute through the court process not all disputes have to go to court to be resolved.

Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation

This is where negotiation skills, Alternative Dispute resolution (ADR) and mediation help parties come to an agreement without being in court.

Our law firm has many litigation lawyers who are experienced in handling negotiations, attending mediations as a part of ADR.

If you are attending mediation we make sure that you are well represented and the core issues are dealt with. We carefully draft subsequent agreements, or settlement deeds that document the agreement, reached to protect your interests.

This will ensure that after you leave the room that the parties will perform their part of the agreement as agreed.

Court Proceedings

Many cases go to court where the other ADR options have been exhausted and the matter needs to be resolved.

Not all matters settle at mediation. If you don’t reach an agreement at mediation we are experienced and routinely handle and manage the court litigation process for our clients.

We are well organised and have a deep understanding of the laws and regulatory processes in court to ensure that your case is given the best chance of success.

Whilst the intention is to obtain a favourable judgement, during your matter being heard at court you may still have time to mediate and negotiate a settlement out of court.

This is often done once the proceedings have commenced and is a good opportunity to reach an agreement before a judgement is made by the judge.

It is important that all the proper preparation and organisation is taken when compiling your case for Court. Court Proceedings are costly on both parties and carry risks. Having a team that is well organised and your case well prepared will negate a great deal of that risk.

Appeals or Enforcement

A judgement may not be the end of the dispute. After court there may be an appeal or the process to enforce the court order. Appeals require further preparation or defence. Enforcement may mean damages are payable or other courses of action having to be taken by the parties.

It is important that your legal advisors can help with these issues after your initial court appearance and we are experienced in handling appeals and subsequent issues flowing from judgements and enforcement.

Representation at Tribunals

Further to representing clients in a variety of courts we also represent clients in matters where there may be an issues with professional bodies or organisations.

These include Building licence disputes and Real Estate Agent licence disputes where you may require advice and representation on retaining your accreditation.

Our Services

We focus on delivering exceptional legal advice and service coupled with commercial nouse and understanding. The coupling of these two skills is what we see makes a great lawyer and law firm.

Often other experts are engaged, such as barristers and other experts such as valuers and accountants. Selecting and instructing this team is key to good outcomes. We take particular care to ensure our clients are represented well from every front.

Our law firm has lawyers and support staff that are experienced in preparing and managing clients disputes and litigation.

To speak to a lawyer about how to resolve your dispute call on 1300 907 305 or complete an online enquiry form.

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