Litigation & Dispute Resolution

While disputes may often be the by-product of running a successful business or part of the process of finding common ground, they can be a source of great frustration, inconvenience and cost – which is why it is critical to engage a measured, knowledgeable and responsible third party to manage any dispute process.

We understand that instigating or navigating a dispute or litigation can be a daunting scenario. The good news is, with an experienced and committed team with your best interests at heart, the dispute resolution process can be used to drive positive outcomes for the parties involved.

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team walk in your shoes. We listen to you. We understand the frustration. We see the obstruction. But most importantly, we identify a way through to help you move forward in business and in life.

We’ve built our reputation of excellence in managing disputes and litigation through an unwavering commitment to our clients. No matter how big or small your dispute may be – our lawyers have a wealth of experience handling matters across a broad range of industries.

Court proceedings can be lengthy and a financial drain on resources. With this reality in mind, our team works to achieve commercial results and outcomes for our clients.

By choosing Merton Lawyers, you’re in safe and experienced hands

We will be open and transparent with you every step of the way.

We know that sometimes legal jargon can be complex and difficult to follow – and we pride ourselves on providing our clients with a clear understanding of the legal process and issues at hand, every step of the way.

Every dispute is unique and requires careful consideration of several factors including your personal and financial situation, as well as the commercial objectives of any litigation proceedings or resolutions. We bring empathy and understanding to assessing the risk of potential litigation or dispute resolution, and in addition to helping you have a comprehensive understanding of your legal obligations, we also pride ourselves on delivering advice that is cost-effective and pragmatic.

We ensure we have a clear understanding of your goals and purpose entering a dispute resolution or litigation process, and devise strategy based on sound consideration of multiple outcomes and scenarios. This proactive approach provides you with a comprehensive understanding of options and outcomes as you navigate your dispute. We make sure you have every option available to you when considering the course of action that is best suited to your situation and business.

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution services are divided into the following practice areas:

  • Corporate and Commercial Disputes
  • Building and Construction Disputes
  • Personal Injury and Compensation Law

Corporate and Commercial Disputes

From emerging startups and entrepreneurial entities to more established and experienced businesses, disputes in the commercial world are sometimes unavoidable.

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team have a deep understanding of the many complexities that can arise in varied commercial disputes and take a results-driven approach to problem solving, with a particular focus on debt recovery and securities enforcement.

Our lawyers have expertise in:

  • Commercial contract breaches and disputes
  • Construction and real estate disputes
  • Banking and financial market disputes
  • Employment law disputes
  • Intellectual Property, trademark, copyright and patent infringements and enforcement
  • Payment defaults and debt recovery
  • Disputes regarding director’s duties
  • Professional negligence
  • Regulatory investigation
  • Insurance policy breaches
  • International arbitration and litigation
  • Shareholder and bondholder actions and company and partnership disputes
  • Taxation law
  • Civil class actions

Building and Construction Disputes

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team bring experience and expertise to the unique industry factors underlying the building, construction and infrastructure industries.

Our lawyers have a deep understanding of these complex industries and many have direct experience working in the building, construction and infrastructure sector. It’s this kind of intricate industry expertise and knowledge that enables us to achieve desired outcomes for our clients. Our advice on building and construction disputes is focused on delivering outcomes that are cost-effective while maximising your commercial objectives.

We advise clients on a range of commercial and residential development issues, spanning tenant, contractor, builder and investor disputes.

Our areas of expertise are:

  • Domestic builder disputes
  • Commercial builder disputes
  • Planning, environment and development disputes
  • Caveats and their enforceability
  • Building Orders and any disputes with the relevant municipal authority or local government
  • Easements and restrictive covenants
  • Adverse possession infringement and enforceability
  • Owner’s Corporation and Body Corporate disputes
  • Security of Payments Act (SOPA) claims, adjudication and general debt recovery
  • Building defect disputes including defective building product claims
  • Dilapidation disputes
  • Domestic and commercial building insurance disputes

Personal Injury and Compensation Law

Everyone has the right to feel safe in the workplace or when using our roads. However, occasionally serious wrongful injuries occur.

If you believe you have suffered a wrongful injury, or succumbed to an illness because you were not protected at your place of work, it’s important you have a full and comprehensive understanding of your rights before the law, and any compensation you may be entitled to.

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team are also highly experienced in representing individuals who have been wrongly injured. We know how important it is to be listened to, and to work with a legal team who understands the challenges you face navigating this complex area of law. We see ourselves as being more than just your lawyers – we’re people who have your absolute best interests at heart.

Our expertise in the practice areas of Personal injury and Compensation are:

  • Medical negligence
  • Torts law
  • Workplace injuries
  • Wrongful injuries
  • Road accident injuries
  • Class actions

Get In Touch With Us

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