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Litigation & dispute resolution

Where possible our focus is on resolving disputes for individuals and entities outside of litigation by thinking outside of the box whilst ensuring the best possible outcome for our clients.

Where there is no other option but to litigate, our focus shifts to mitigating costs and ensuring that the costs in pursuing or defending a claim are proportionate with our clients’ interests and their goals.

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Understanding your needs

We ask questions and listen first and foremost in order to ensure that we fully understand your personal, professional and business goals. The outcome you seek to achieve is dependant on your goals. There is very rarely a one size fits all solution.

Our focus is ensuring that we fully appreciate what it is that needs to be achieved and precisely the areas in which our assistance may be required before providing you with strategic and individualised advice.

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Ensuring the right fit

Once we understand your goals, ambitions, and desired outcomes we then craft the approach that best fits your circumstances. We then make sure that you are teamed with the right lawyer not only for your matter but also one that can achieve the outcome sought within your budget and time schedules.


Your lawyer needs to not only work for you but with you to keep you focussed on your goals and results. Your lawyer must be someone you trust to act in your best interests at all times even on the rare occasion where you may lose sight of what that may be.

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Providing a tailored service

Once we understand fully how we can be of service to you and once we have paired you with your lawyer that is when we turn our attention towards each possible avenue and strategic pathway available to you in order to achieve your results on time and within your budget.

We believe that in order for you to best decide the next steps you need to be fully armed with all of the information, advantages, and disadvantages associated with each possible course of action. A tailored service by necessity requires a fully informed and holistically advised client.

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Frequently asked questions

Are there alternatives to litigation?

Yes, there are alternatives to litigation. This is known as Alternative Dispute Resolution which is a process whereby an independent third person assists in the resolution of a dispute. Alternative Dispute Resolution does not include Court or Tribunal decisions. There are three main types of dispute resolution processes namely facilitative, advisory and determinative processes. These include conciliation, mediation, and arbitration.

What should I do if I am being sued?

First and foremost, stay calm and seek urgent legal advice as soon as you are served with the documents. Make sure that you record the date and time of service as usually you have only 28 days in which to file a defence. Your lawyer needs to be provided with all the information in relation to the claim being brought against you as he or she will need to respond to each and every single allegation in the documents. An allegation that is not responded to may be taken as an admission of fact.

What is the benefit of having a lawyer for business litigation?

 Hiring a lawyer ensures that you put your best foot forwards in bringing or defending a lawsuit. Good lawyers will not only guide you through the litigious process but ensure that you are commercial and make the most of alternative avenues available even once in litigation to facilitate a commercial and equitable outcome.

What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?

Amongst others, mediation involves an independent third party assisting parties in a dispute to reach an agreeable solution. Arbitration is in substitution of a Court process whereby an independent third party is empowered to make a binding decision for the parties. Mediation is therefore a collaborative process whereas arbitration adversarial in nature. 

Can I dispute the results of my court case?

Summarily, yes you can however for an appeal to succeed a Court needs to be convinced that the Judge who made the decision at first instance made an error at law which was of such import that the original decision should be overturned. Errors made include incorrect application of the law, errors on a finding of fact or evidence and failure to hear or review all of the evidence presented. Detailed legal advice is required before considering an appeal and this is required urgently as there are strict timeframes applicable to appealing a decision.

What is the cost of litigation?

Your lawyer will provide you with an estimate of fees likely to be incurred depending on the nature of your matter. Each matter differs. Additional fees to that of your lawyer may relate to any expert witnesses required to prove your position, any barristers engaged to appear on your behalf, Court filing and hearing fees as well as additional costs associated with the matter such a transcript fees if required. An experienced lawyer will be able to provide you with an outline of costs and disbursements dependent on the nature of your dispute.