Dispute Resolutions


Disputes develop in an infinite variety of ways in many different circumstances. Not all disputes need to be resolved by a court or tribunal. Some disputes may be settled without litigation. Some disputes can only be resolved with the help of an appropriate lawyer.

Litigation can be expensive and long-running if not enough attention is given to the background to the dispute. We know that failure to make appropriate inquiries can lead to expensive mistakes. The best dispute resolution is one which coincides with your personal or commercial objectives. If litigation is necessary, an early result is a good result.

Our Objective

As early as possible, we fully evaluate the dispute and our client’s rights and liabilities. We clarify any misunderstandings and advise on the best options for resolution. Our objective is to achieve the best result in the shortest appropriate time for the least expense.

Our Strategy

We work for individuals, company directors, public authorities and family businesses. We know well the full range of methods and procedures to resolve disputes including mediation, references to experts, arbitration and litigation. We outline the options for our clients. Whenever possible and appropriate, we recommend the dispute resolution procedure which may achieve the quickest and cheapest desired outcome.

Commercial litigation requires knowledge and experience in the particular area of dispute. We understand that important decisions need to be made in a commercially effective and strategic manner, based on accurate and comprehensive information and advice. Some decisions need to be made quickly. We help our clients analyse the issues and outline the full range of options.

Our Speciality

We have helped resolve all kinds of disputes concerning –

  • the ownership, use and development of land and rights in relation to land, and
  • deceased estates, in particular disputes about the capacity of the will-maker and whether a person has been left without adequate provision by the deceased, and
  • private and commercial agreements and contractual disputes, and
  • private property in de facto or marital and other relationships.