Longton Legal's Dispute Resolution solicitors are creative problem solvers and expert communicators.
Our Dispute Resolution Team is composed of multi-faceted and highly experienced solicitors with a wide range of expertise. When faced with sensitive client issues, we make sure to employ honest, strategic and reasonable measures in order to produce well-rounded results.
No matter the profession, mistakes made by those providing services may have serious impacts on your financial circumstances. If you have found yourself in this situation, you may be eligible to make a claim for professional negligence. A claim for professional negligence can be made against accountants, engineers, builders, architects, lawyers and more. There are time limitations with these type of claims, so time is of the essence. Book an appointment with one of our expert Litigation Lawyers to assess the merits of your claim.
Property Damage Claims
A property damage claim arises where your property has been damaged by someone else’s actions. This can include claims against builders, architects, engineers as well as claims under the Home Warranty legislation. Even with insurance, you may not be able to recoup the total cost of the damage. By bringing a claim against the person or company at fault, you may be able to cover most, if not all, of the cost of the damage. Speak to our expert Litigation Lawyers today.
Are you owed money? There are ways to get what you’re owed without going to court. The first step is to send a formal default notice. Following that, you can enter into discussions and look at finding a resolution. In the event that court proceedings are required, you will need a Lawyer with expert in different jurisdictions and methods of enforcement. Our expert Litigation Lawyers are ready to assist – contact us today.
General Commercial & Contract Disputes
Entering into a contract or commercial agreement is meant to keep things simple and ensure each party knows their obligations and entitlements. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and one party may default or fail to carry out their side of the bargain. When this happens, the dispute resolution clauses in the contract or agreement become very important. Sometimes, such clauses may appear ambiguous or unhelpful and another mode of resolution is required. Book a consultation with our expert Litigation Lawyers to discuss your options.
Quantum Meruit Claims
This is a claim for payment of a reasonable sum for work or services performed. Quantum Meruit claims arise where an express amount has not been agreed upon between the parties for work or services undertaken. Some form of agreement exists between the parties however no express amount was stipulated. If this is your situation, don’t worry, you may be able to make a payment claim for a fair and reasonable amount. Ask our expert Litigation Lawyers today.
An injunction is a mechanism to request the court to prevent a certain action being taken by another until the resolution of the main claim or proceeding. For instance, where divorce proceedings are on foot, parties may be restrained from selling property or dealing with bank monies until the divorce proceedings have concluded. If a party breaches an injunction, they may be held in contempt of court which may result in a heavy fine or imprisonment. Contact our expert Litigation Lawyers today.
Before pursuing more formal means of dispute resolution, you may consider various Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options like Negotiation. This particular form of ADR consists of parties entering discussions to find a resolution. There is no middle man, giving complete control to the parties in determining the outcome. Negotiation is the first step in attempting to resolve a dispute and if successful, can save a lot of time and money for all involved. Speak to one of our expert Dispute Resolution Lawyers today.
Mediation is another form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and consists of a mediator, someone impartial and unbiased, to assist with the resolution of the dispute. The mediator is a professional with the appropriate training however will not provide legal advice to either party nor are they allowed to make a decision on the matter. The sole function of the mediator is to assist the parties to come to a resolution themselves. For legal advice on your mediation options, contact our expert Dispute Lawyers today.
Arbitration & Conciliation
Arbitration & Conciliation are more formal methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Arbitration is similar to presenting your case in the courtroom in that both parties are given the opportunity to provide their side of the story to an arbitrator, an independent third person. The arbitrator will then make a decision that may be binding on both parties. Conciliation sits between Mediation and Arbitration – the independent party does not make a decision on the matter however may suggest resolution options to the parties. To understand your ADR options, book an appointment with one of our expert Dispute Resolution Lawyers.
Partner | Accredited Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation Specialist
Senior Associate | Accredited Property Law Specialist NSW | Nationally Accredited Mediator