Dispute Resolution

What We Do

Disputes are an unwelcome but sometimes unavoidable part of commercial and personal life. When a dispute arises, having an experienced dispute resolution team by your side is crucial to navigate challenges and achieve a positive outcome. Our dispute resolution team has extensive litigation experience in the Courts and specialist tribunals as well as significant experience with alternative dispute resolution options, including mediation and arbitration. Our approach is based on understanding our clients’ needs and interests and tailoring a resolution strategy to meet their objectives. We identify the key issues, provide clear advice about legal options and risks, and act strategically to ensure your interests are protected. 

Areas of Expertise

Litigation and Court Action

We work with you to initiate or respond to all types of actions in a range of Courts and specialist Tribunals. We can guide you through the litigation process from commencement through to completion and resolution. We can assist in a range of subject matters, including commercial and contractual disputes, consumer complaints, liquidations and debt recovery, property disputes, and urgent court applications like injunctions. We are available to take agency work if necessary.

Arbitration

Arbitration is a dispute resolution process that is commonly required by commercial contracts.  Arbitration offers many advantages to traditional court litigation, including avoiding the dispute being heard in a public forum, and often leads to quicker outcomes than Court proceedings.

We have experience with the arbitration process, and we can advise you about arbitration as a dispute resolution strategy, and support you through the arbitration process.

Mediation

Mediation is an efficient and cost-effective option for resolving disputes by reaching agreement with the other party.  Whilst mediated resolutions often require compromise, one advantage mediation offers is an opportunity to reach a unique and tailored resolution, which may not be achieved by the Court.

We have broad mediation experience and can advise you on the mediation process, if mediation is appropriate for you, and provide advice about a mediation strategy, including your options for resolution. We will attend with you, provide representation, and support at mediation, and advise you about the next steps after mediation, including finalising settlement. 

Personal Disputes

We advise our clients about the best and most cost-effective strategy to achieve their goals. We can assist with a diverse range of dispute subject matters including property disputes, consumer guarantees and fair trading claims, insurance claims, vehicle disputes, and debt recovery. When a dispute arises, we offer a responsive approach, which can lead to quick and efficient resolution.

Commercial Disputes

We can assist with a wide range of commercial disputes including property disputes, negligence claims, insurance, leases, banking and finance litigation, debt recovery, and agribusiness disputes. We offer responsive and agile litigation support, to work closely with business owners or in-house legal teams to achieve a favourable outcome.

Tribunals

We offer experienced representation in a number of Specialist Tribunals, including the Human Rights Review Tribunal, Employment Relations Authority, and the Immigration and Protection Tribunal. We can also assist in preparing you for matters in the Disputes Tribunal and Tenancy Tribunal. 

Highlights of Our Work

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How We Work

We’ve earned an enviable reputation for understanding the business and public sector environment in which our clients operate, and providing valuable, timely and understandable legal advice. Our clients get all the benefits of lawyers who provide legal advice only in those areas in which we have a high level of expertise and can significantly contribute to their success.

From the excitement of buying a house to disputes or employment matters — we’re here to help you through life’s biggest moments.

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