Commercial Disputes

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Commercial Disputes

It is not uncommon for commercial disputes to arise between, service providers, suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, developers, builders, essentially, any company can be involved in a money dispute.

If you are in this position, an experienced commercial litigation lawyer, such as Auslaw Partners, can provide reassuring expertise to deliver a speedy solution to your dispute.

Auslaw Partners is a specialist commercial litigation firm. All files are handled by experienced commercial litigation specialists who have the knowledge, skills and expertise to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

We are committed to open and responsive communication, always providing our clients with up-to-date information regarding status, scope, timelines and estimated fees. This regular information flow avoids surprises and ensures that our clients are always up to date.

Commercial disputes are almost always contractual disputes. Auslaw Partners have experience in enabling early resolution to your dispute. Settlement is always at the foremost of our strategy, we work with you to guide you to resolution.

We provide legal services to corporate clients as well as to private/non-corporate individuals. Many of our existing commercial clients appreciate our expertise and personalised service all provided to them at a quality that is second to none. We hope that you will join our list of appreciative clients.

    • Company Corporations
    • Issuing A Statutory Letter Of Demand
    • Setting Aside A Statutory Letter Of Demand
    • Company Reconstructions
    • Formation And Dissolution Of Partnerships
    • Purchase And Sale Of Businesses
    • Drafting Commercial, Joint Venture And Partnership Agreements
    • Actions In Relation To False And Misleading Representations
    • Advising In The Structure Of Enterprises For The Purposes Of Protecting Assets
    • Drafting Guarantees
    • Drafting Security Documents
    • Enforcement Of Security Interests
    • Actions In Relation To False And Misleading Representations
    • Advising On The Structure Of Enterprises For The Purposes Of Protecting Assets
    • Drafting Guarantees
    • Drafting Security Documents
    • Enforcement Of Security Interests

Being summoned to court or having to take someone to court can be a stressful, expensive, and time-consuming process. It can mean time away from work, time away from your family, and lots of sleepless nights.

Our Commercial Litigation Team members are professional, accessible and experienced. They will provide you with exceptional service and possess expertise in all aspects of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution including:

    • Corporate and Personal Bankruptcy
    • Insolvency
    • Building and Construction Law
    • Building and Construction Disputes
    • Home Building Law
    • Personal and Business Debt Recovery
    • Insurance Law Advisory
    • Banking and Finance Litigation
    • Breach of Contract Disputes
    • Leasing, business and property disputes
    • Product liability and consumer claims
    • Personal Property Securities
    • Alternative dispute resolution including mediation, conciliation and arbitration (including representation)
    • Defamation
    • Partnership Disputes
    • Franchising Disputes
    • Shareholder Disputes
    • Employee Disputes
    • Competition & Consumer Law
    • Corporate Crime (white collar crime)

The team has extensive experience in conducting negotiations and mediations, and where necessary, adjudications, arbitrations and litigation proceedings, in complex disputes for plaintiff and defendants in a range of commercial scenarios.

Rely on us for the resolution of disputes arising from:

    • General commercial contracts
    • Trade practices
    • Insolvency and debt recovery
    • Insurance claims
    • Building and construction projects
    • Property and leasing agreements
    • Employment contracts and workplace relations
    • Partnerships
    • Shareholders
    • Directors’ liabilities
    • Taxation
    • Investigations by commissions and regulatory authorities

While we advise clients across a range of industries, we are noted for work in resolving complex disputes for major Australian banks and financial institutions, leading insolvency firms, multinational property and construction companies, and in disputes involving South Pacific jurisdictions.

To move from dispute to commercial agreement, utilize the instinctive negotiation skills and commercial focus of our litigation team.

Auslaw Partners’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution lawyers form a top-tier commercial litigation practice, the largest in Australia. Our reputation for undertaking the most complex, significant and high-profile matters, and delivering excellent results for our clients, is second to none.

We have an outstanding client service philosophy providing:

    • Technical excellence from friendly, responsive lawyers
    • Focus on ADR to ensure where possible your legal issues are resolved without the need to resort to the cost and uncertainty of litigation
    • Strategic, head-office advice and a commitment to containing costs

Our lawyers have decades of experience dealing with all manner of disputes across a wide array of courts and tribunals.

We can help with building and construction disputes, property disputes, commercial disputes, contract disputes, personal injury disputes, insurance disputes, and countless other areas of law.

Our lawyers are seasoned but practical negotiators, who do this every day. Leave the legal work to us so that you can get back to doing what you do best.

Our commercial litigation lawyers have extensive experience in the full range of dispute resolution.

We take the time to understand your legal position and advise on the full range of options.

Our emphasis is on settling the matter without the need for expensive litigation. However, if litigation is required, our lawyers have outstanding advocacy experience and will avoid the additional expense of a barrister.

Our specialist commercial litigation lawyers have experience in all tribunals and courts including Local Court, District Court, Supreme and Federal Court.

Rather than going to court, you should consider some form of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation. If you have commenced court proceedings, you should also consider these options to resolve your dispute. Remember that every step taken in court proceedings may involve costs. So if you can reach a mutually agreeable settlement, you will save yourself money and stress.

Queensland Courts encourages parties to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods to resolve their disputes and reach agreement themselves. This allows them to avoid the expense, time and conflict of a trial.

You can organise your own private dispute resolution or use the ADR process available for civil cases in the Supreme and District Courts. Mediation is also available in the Magistrates Court.

Case appraisal and mediation are the two main types of ADR through Queensland Courts.

While an independent third party can help you resolve disputes through ADR, you still have the right to go to a trial if the dispute doesn’t settle.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) includes a variety of methods outside of court proceedings which can result in a binding or non-binding agreement to resolve a legal problem. Methods include:

    • Mediation
    • Arbitration
    • Expert Determination
    • Conciliation
    • Collaborative law

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