Litigation and Dispute Resolution Services
We’ve hand-picked tenacious, highly experienced litigators, so that Phoenix Law can adamantly pursue your disputes at every level of the court system.
When you’re pursuing a civil matter, you a litigator who is confident, capable, and affordable backing you.
We’re aware of the strain litigation can put on our clients, and that’s why we’re committed to delivering the timely, favourable results you require.
With your objectives at the forefront of everything we do, our legal firm in Brisbane uses dispute management strategies to resolve disputes, often even before they become litigious. We recognise your economic realities and efficiently identify and mitigate legal risks and liabilities on your behalf.
When the stakes are high, you need a lawyer that is a cut above the rest. We have those lawyers.
What Is Civil Litigation?
Civil litigation is the process of dispute resolution between members of a community through the court system. Civil law grants individuals the right to sue for compensation or specific action in matters of contract breaches, defamation and negligence.
When Should I Sue?
If you have been wronged, but the matter isn’t something you feel the police can help you with, you may be able to commence a lawsuit against the perpetrator. Different legal cases have varying time limitations, so speak to Phoenix Law for legal advice straight away.
Many disputes can be dealt with under civil law, including conflicts between:
- Customers and suppliers
- Business partners
- Landlords and tenants
- Buyers and sellers of property
- Homeowners and builders
- Employees and employers
- Executors or beneficiaries of deceased estates
- Owners of copyrights and patents
- Creditors and debtors
- Accident victims
These are just a few examples of common civil disputes. If you don’t see your specific situation listed here, you may still have a strong case.
Filing a Lawsuit – The Litigation Process
Prior to court proceedings commencing, the first course of action is to seek a simple resolution. There are a number of alternative dispute resolution methods, including round-table negotiation, conflict mediation, conciliation and arbitration. Dispute resolution lawyers can assist with this process to save you the time and money involved in court proceedings.
If attempts to settle out of court do fail, then the dispute will be taken to trial.
Trial proceedings are often lengthy and complex. The trial stages are:
- Commencing proceedings
- Pleadings (where the plaintiff describes the dispute and the defendant describes their defence)
- Discovery (disclosure of documents by both sides)
- Trial (where the judge will hear the testimony of witnesses and make a ruling)
The particular court forms that you must fill out and lodge before commencement vary greatly depending on the dispute type and location. It’s best to seek legal advice for this, or you could jeopardise your chance of obtaining a fair outcome.
How Phoenix Law Can Help You
We work alongside individuals and businesses from all walks of life to identify and mitigate their unique legal risks and liabilities.
Our experienced dispute resolution lawyers and civil litigation solicitors have proven experience across a range of civil suits, including:
- Commercial litigation
- Business litigation
- Employment litigation
- Unfair dismissal
- Divorce disputes
- Will disputes
- Debt recovery
- Building and property disputes
- Dividing fence disputes
- Breach of contract, and
- Breach of copyright
As members of the Queensland Law Society, you can rest assured knowing your suit is in ethical, capable hands. What’s more, we often take cases on a “no win, no fee” basis. Under these arrangements, if we don’t get a favourable ruling in your case, we will waive our fee (although you may still be liable for disbursements, fines, and other costs).
By taking the time to get to know you and your case, we can offer you shrewd, personalised legal advice in Brisbane and Queensland’s rural areas. For more information, call (07) 3180 0908 or contact us online.
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