If you feel that you’ve been wronged but it’s not a criminal matter to be dealt with by the police then you may be able to commence a lawsuit against someone. The kinds of disputes that are dealt with under civil law include disputes between:
- Contracting parties
- Customers and suppliers
- Creditors and debtors
- Landlords and tenants
- Buyers and sellers of property
- Home owners and builders
- Business partners
- Employees and employers
- Accident victims
- Executors or beneficiaries in deceased estates
The different kinds of legal cases have different time limitations imposed so it’s important that you seek advice quickly to find out if you can commence proceedings.
Prior to Court proceedings being commenced, the first thing we do is to seek an early resolution of the dispute, saving both time and money. There are a number of alternative dispute resolution methods which can be used, including round table negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration. We can assist you with these processes.
We understand that in certain situations the Courtroom is unavoidable. If all attempts to reach early resolution fail, we can guide you through the process of commencing proceedings and preparing for a trial or hearing. The particular Court forms which need to be completed to commence a civil action vary according to the type of dispute so its best to take advantage of our legal advice in relation to these steps. At these times, our litigation lawyers are precisely what you need to feel reassurance that your matter is in the right hands and has the best prospects of a positive outcome.