Commercial disputes can arise for various reasons and our experienced team is well-equipped to handle them all.
With a history of successful legal representation in Melbourne, you can trust us to guide you on your commercial and business matters. We will listen to and support your side of the story.
The best outcome for your commercial matters
If you're entangled in an ongoing commercial dispute, we're here to help. Our team of seasoned commercial lawyers in Melbourne brings years of valuable experience to your side. When you choose us, you can trust that you'll have exceptional legal representation in court. We're committed to fighting for your interests and securing the best possible resolution for your case.
We approach every case with a blend of friendliness, fairness, and unwavering honesty. Our dedication to transparency means that we will take the time to walk you through the legal process, setting clear expectations, and providing insights into the likely outcomes for your case.
We recognise that our clients seek not only legal expertise but also the assurance that they are in capable hands. That's why we prioritise providing you with the assurance you need, maintaining a high level of transparency throughout your legal journey and ensuring efficiency in handling your matters. Your success is our ultimate goal, and we're here to guide you every step of the way.
Our commercial lawyers regularly make appearances at the Supreme Court of Victoria, the County Court of Victoria and the Melbourne Magistrates' Court. With experience in all court jurisdictions our commercial lawyers will be able to provide expert insight and advice for your case.
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Strategy and resolution
Our approach is rooted in strategy. We provide comprehensive initial advice to ensure you understand the merits of your case. Before initiating formal court proceedings, we articulate your position clearly and correspond and negotiate with the opposing party to frame your position correctly.
Mediation serves as a useful tool in resolving disputes, and we engage in several mediation attempts before considering a trial. We also employ alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods and strategies, such as "calderbank" offers and "offers of compromise," to motivate the other party to settle.
Before a trial or final hearing, a formal mediation with a mediator is compulsory. This provides each party with a genuine opportunity to reach a satisfactory resolution. By this time, discovery of documents has typically occurred and both parties have had extensive legal advice.
The strengths and weaknesses of each side's case become more evident, often leading to resolutions. If parties remain "too far apart," the matter proceeds to trial.
We are always willing to advocate for our clients no matter what the case may be. Our experienced commercial lawyers lawyers will be able to provide you with expert legal advice that is sure to deliver.
Court based litigation
Going to trial or a hearing can be daunting and expensive. Courts or tribunals are essential, but even during a trial or hearing, negotiations can lead to resolutions. Parties may resort to court to enforce their rights or positions. If you've been served with a claim or writ, prompt action is crucial.
Experienced litigation lawyers can prepare necessary court documents, handle the appointment of barristers, gather evidence, and draft claims and counterclaims carefully.
Frequently asked questions
The Victorian legal system can be confusing. We try to provide as much clarity as we can for our clients so that they feel more comfortable with the process. Below are some of the most common questions we get – if you have a question that isn't answered here, feel free to reach out to our team of commercial lawyers.
Commercial litigation lawyers perform a variety of tasks, including:
- Representing their clients in court: This includes drafting pleadings, arguing motions, and cross-examining witnesses.
- Negotiating settlements: This involves trying to reach an agreement between the parties that is mutually agreeable.
- Preparing legal documents: This includes drafting contracts, shareholder agreements, and other legal documents.
- Advising clients on legal matters: This includes providing guidance on how to avoid legal disputes and how to protect their legal rights.
Commercial litigation lawyers must have a strong understanding of the law, as well as the ability to think strategically and creatively. They must also be able to communicate effectively with their clients, with other lawyers, and with judges.
Commercial lawyers often referred to as corporate or business lawyers are legal architects for businesses. They assist in business formation, contract drafting, regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, dispute prevention, and more, ensuring businesses operate legally and smoothly.
The main difference between commercial litigation lawyers and commercial lawyers is their focus. Commercial litigation lawyers focus on resolving disputes that have already arisen, while commercial lawyers focus on preventing disputes from arising in the first place.
Another difference is the type of work that they do. Commercial litigation lawyers spend most of their time in court, while commercial lawyers spend most of their time in the office, advising clients and drafting legal documents.
Mediation is a valuable tool for resolving disputes and commercial lawyers often engage in mediation before considering a trial. Mediation allows parties to reach satisfactory resolutions by articulating their positions, particularly after discovery of documents and extensive legal advice.
Court-based litigation involves taking legal disputes to court or a tribunal. Commercial litigation lawyers are crucial in preparing necessary court documents, gathering evidence and representing clients during trials or hearings. They ensure your legal position is well-defended.
Our experienced litigation lawyers possess extensive knowledge in preparing and strategising legal matters and cases. They are well-versed in court rules and time frames that impact your matter. Moreover, they can provide accurate assessments of your chances of success and advise on suitable settlement offers. Our network of barristers and experts further strengthens our ability to present your case effectively.
In addition to knowledgeable and experienced lawyers, our legal professionals collaborate to prepare and present your case in the best possible light, ensuring that your legal rights and commercial interests are vigorously defended.
For an obligation-free discussion of your situation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our commercial litigation and dispute resolution team at 03 8590 8370 . Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form on this page, and we will promptly respond to your enquiry.