Commercial litigation is concerned with conflicts that are taken before the courts to be resolved. They will generally involve two or more parties – companies, directors, individuals – who have not found another way to satisfactorily reconcile the matter in question. Litigation can include mediation, arbitration, court appearances, and class actions.
Typical commercial matters that get brought before courts include disputes over compliance with contracts, employment issues (including unfair dismissal), corporate governance, debt recovery, conflicts between landlords and tenants. In most cases, one party will decide the matter cannot be resolved other than by way of taking it to court for a judge to make a determination on.
Commercial litigation can be complicated, requiring familiarity with the court system and lawyers (and barristers) with experience in business and corporate law. We manage disputes and litigation in a way that appropriately balances maintaining a relationship with the other side, with acting aggressively, or taking a more moderate approach.
We will always aim to prevent litigation for our clients through drafting contracts that taken commercial objectives into mind, are clearly understood by both parties. However we are ready as negotiators and litigators where needed.
We can assist you with:
- Breach of Contract Disputes
- Debt Recovery
- Shareholder Disputes
- Partnership Disputes
- Employee Disputes
- Franchising Disputes
- Building and Construction Disputes
- Corporate and Personal Bankruptcy & Insolvency
- Competition & Consumer Law
- Insurance Law Disputes
- Banking and Finance Litigation
- Leasing and property conflicts
- Consumer claims (and product liability)
- Personal Property Securities
- Alternative dispute resolution including arbitration, conciliation, mediation