Civil law grants individuals and other legal entities the right to sue for damages or for specific action in matters such as breach of contract, defamation, negligence and many other recognised causes of action.
Prior to court proceedings being commenced, the first course of action is always to seek a resolution to the dispute, saving both time and money. There are a number of alternative dispute resolution methods which can be used including round table negotiation, conflict mediation, conciliation, and arbitration. All cases turn on their own facts and the objectives of the parties, however, one thing that is common to all court proceedings is that litigation is a time consuming, stressful, and expensive process.
Given the above, every effort must be made to settle disputes without resorting to litigation but this is not always possible. If all attempts to settle the dispute fail, then the aggrieved party’s final option is to commence proceedings in a Court of competent jurisdiction for judicial resolution of the dispute.
Should this step be required, a good litigator will do all that is required to minimise the time cost, stress, and expense associated with your case.
Our highly diligent and commercially minded approach to litigation means that representation by Catchpole Legal is your greatest asset if you find yourself having to commence or defend legal proceedings.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We are experienced dispute resolution and litigation lawyers and have proven experience across a wide range of disputes including:
- Debt recovery.
- Elder abuse.
- Bankruptcy and insolvency.
- Partnership disputes.
- Claims pursuant to the Australian Consumer Law.
- Commercial & Business litigation.
- Employment litigation including unfair dismissal, unlawful termination, and restraint of trade disputes.
- Wills disputes and family provision claims.
- Building and property disputes.
- Contract disputes.
- Claims involving complex trusts and/or equitable remedies.
- Breach of copyright, patents, designs, and intellectual property licensing.
Contact us for more specific advice from one of our lawyers in Alphington, Brunswick or at your home or office about how we can help you to resolve your dispute.