Civil litigation is the process of dispute resolution through the courts. This can include suing for breach of contract, defamation and negligence.
If you feel that you have been wronged, and it is not a criminal matter to be dealt with by the Police, then you may be able to commence an action against someone.
The kinds of disputes that we deal with include disputes between:
- Business partners
- Buyers and sellers of property
- Creditors, debtors and bankrupts
- Customers and suppliers
- Employees and employers
- Executors or beneficiaries in deceased estates
- Home owners and builders
- Landlords and tenants
- Liquidators and former company directors
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. SOHO Lawyers can assist with this process.
If all attempts to settle the dispute fail then the dispute will be taken to trial. Trial proceedings are often lengthy and complex.
We are experienced dispute resolution and litigation lawyers and have proven experience across a wide range of matters including:
- ASIC and ACCC prosecutions
- Building and property disputes
- Breach of directors’ duties
- Breach of contract
- Business litigation
- Commercial litigation
- Debt recovery
- Employment litigation
- Environmental and planning litigation
- Intellectual property
- Unfair dismissal
- Will disputes and Estate litigation
We also act as Court appointed independent solicitors for search orders and freezing orders.
Contact Us for more specific advice in relation to how we can assist you settle your dispute.