We recognise that while litigation must be a last resort, it is at times unavoidable.
We are committed to resolving disputes and achieving the most successful yet cost-effective outcome for our clients.
We have extensive experience dealing in disputes at a variety of levels, whether it be smaller scale disputes between band members, partnership disputes, commercial lease disputes, right through to full-blown litigation. It is our view that almost every dispute can be resolved prior to incurring the cost and headache associated with formal litigation. We work with our clients to investigate every possible method of dispute resolution, including by letter, mediation or arbitration, prior to issuing proceedings.
However, when necessary, we are experienced and well-equipped to run our clients’ matters before any jurisdiction including the Small Business Commissioner, VCAT, the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court, and Federal Court.
We have expertise and can advise on:
- Letters of demand;
- Alternative dispute resolution, including: mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and conciliation;
- Retail lease disputes before the Office of the Small Business Commissioner;
- Proceedings before VCAT, the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Magistrates’ Court of Australia, and Federal Court of Australia; and
- Creditors statutory demands, “Calderbank” letters, offers of compromise, deeds of settlement and release, enforcement proceedings, and creditor’s petition in bankruptcy.