WHAT IS CIVIL LITIGATION
Civil litigation is the process of dispute resolution between members of a community through the court system. Civil law grants to individuals the right to sue for compensation or for specific action in matters such as breach of contract, defamation and negligence. Creagh Weightman Lawyers has leading commercial litigation lawyers in Brisbane who can guide you through the civil litigation process.
WHEN CAN I SUE SOMEONE?
If you feel that you’ve been wronged but it’s not a criminal matter to be dealt with by the Police, then it’s important that you speak to an experienced commercial litigation lawyer in Brisbane from our team to help you understand your position. You will quickly have the information and support you need to know if you are able to commence a lawsuit against someone. The kinds of disputes that are dealt with under civil law include disputes between:
- Customers and suppliers
- Business partners
- Landlords and tenants
- Buyers and sellers of property
- Homeowners and builders
- Employees and employers
- Executors or beneficiaries in deceased estates
- Owners of copyrights and patents
- Creditors and debtors
- Accident victims
Different kinds of legal cases have different time limitations imposed so it’s important that you seek legal advice from one of our leading commercial litigation lawyers in Brisbane quickly to find out if you can commence legal proceedings.
HOW TO FILE A LAWSUIT – THE CIVIL LITIGATION PROCESS
Prior to court proceedings being commenced, the first course of action is always to seek a resolution to the dispute, saving both time and money. There are a number of alternative dispute resolution methods which can be used including roundtable negotiation, conflict mediation, conciliation, and arbitration. Dispute resolution lawyers can assist with this process.
If all attempts to settle the dispute fail then the dispute will be taken to trial. Your Creagh Weightman Lawyers experienced commercial litigation lawyer in Brisbane, who will be working closely with you on your case, will guide you through this process.
Trial proceedings are lengthy and somewhat complex, but involve the stages of commencing proceedings, pleadings (where the dispute is described by the plaintiff and defended by the defendant), discovery (disclosure of documents by both sides), trial (where the judge will hear the testimony of witnesses and make a ruling in the dispute), settlement and appeal.
The particular court forms which need to be completed to commence a civil suit vary according to the type of dispute and your State so it’s best to seek legal advice in regard to this. You will have the expertise of your commercial litigation lawyer. Our Brisbane CBD location means we are minutes from the court precinct for lodgements or representation when required, on your behalf.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We are experienced civil and commercial litigation lawyers in Brisbane who have proven experience across a wide range of Queensland civil suits including:
- Commercial litigation
- Business litigation
- Employment litigation
- Unfair dismissal
- Divorce disputes
- Will disputes
- Debt recovery
- Building and property disputes
- Dividing fence disputes
- Payment disputes
- Breach of contract
- Breach of copyright
WHY CREAGH WEIGHTMAN LAWYERS?
Our trusted civil litigation lawyers can provide you with robust advice to resolve your dispute and powerful representation in Court with a result that can only come from substantial years of experience and clever strategy, all in consultation with you.
Whether you guidance on a matter or a resolution to a hard-fought commercial dispute, we are beside you every step of the way.
Contact us for more specific advice about civil and commercial litigation from an experienced litigation lawyer in Brisbane CBD about how we can assist you settle your dispute. Whether you require assistance with employment litigation issues such as payment or contract disputes, a personal matter like a contested will, or business litigation, we can help.
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