Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Do you need an experienced lawyer to resolve your legal dispute?
We understand situations can arise where legal disputes cannot be individually resolved outside of court. Emotions are often high, the other party may not be interested in settling, or if the dispute has been ongoing for some time, you may find it difficult to finalise your matter.
Negotiations can often be challenging and stressful. You may feel like you are not being heard. You may want to resolve your dispute amicably. However, you are struggling to reach a compromise. Legal negotiations are often complex. It is important that you know your claim against the other side and the legal avenues that are available to you. It is vital that each side knows what is at stake if the matter does not settle.
We support our clients to navigate the complexities of their dispute and to reach a sensible commercial outcome. Hammond Legal will discuss all the options available to you whilst bearing in mind your financial means. Commencing court proceedings is not always the only option to achieve the outcome that you seek. It is but one option. Many people and businesses find that it is not affordable or prefer to explore other methods of resolving their dispute.
Alternative dispute resolution
Most people and businesses want to reach an amicable outcome in the most efficient and economical way possible. Hammond Legal will provide you with strategic commercial advice to suit your budget.
Hammond Legal promotes a range of alternative dispute resolution methods including:
- Informal conferences
- Mediation conferences
- Conciliation conferences
- Arbitration hearings
- Pre-trial conferences
Our lawyers are highly skilled in the art of commercial negotiation and we pride ourselves on achieving great outcomes for our clients.
Things to note
When attempting to resolve a dispute, there are a number of points to be mindful of:
- Your budget
- The causes of action you may have
- The complexity of the matter
- Understanding the law
- Any time limits that may apply to your matter that may affect your ability to claim against the other party in Court
When all else fails, Hammond Legal can assist with taking your action to court. Having a sound understanding of court procedure is vital when running litigation through the courts.
Firstly, you must identify which court has jurisdiction to hear your matter. If certain court deadlines are not met, your matter may be struck out and you may find yourself or your business having to pay legal costs.
Having competent legal advisors guide you through the process will ensure your matter runs smoothly.
With over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of dispute resolution and commercial litigation, we will assist you in reaching your desired outcome.
Hammond Legal has acted in many dispute resolution cases ranging from simple to complex commercial contracts, including:
- Corporate franchising agreements
- Property development contracts
- Shareholder agreements and disputes
- Insurance claims
- Partnership disputes
- Defamation litigation
- General commercial disputes
Many of which have been settled without the need for a trial before a Judge or Magistrate.
Saving you time and money
We take the stress out of dealing with your legal disputes. We will work with you to achieve an optimal outcome and provide you with frank, honest advice.
The benefits of obtaining legal representation include:
- Saving money in the long run by achieving outcomes faster;
- Ensuring that you are aware of all options and legal avenues available to you; and
- Having an experienced professional advocate on your behalf.
With the assistance of a qualified and experienced lawyer, you can be assured that the best possible outcome is achieved.
If you are involved in a dispute and need assistance either through the negotiation phase or attending court, contact Hammond Legal on (08) 6311 7080 or simply click the link below.